Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Resigns From Queen's Park NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has officially wrapped up the business of his Ontario Legislative Assembly office and formally submitted his resignation to the Speaker of the House at Queen's Park today. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 2f04dea0-234f-4824-9b28-f02d562e03d2 Statement by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, in celebration of Diwali, Deepavali and Bandi Chhor Divas "Today people around the world celebrate Diwali, Deepavali and Bandi Chhor Divas. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 399ebff3-5a9b-4f91-9825-cee1ad2ec428 NDP Statement on the Death of Gord Downie NDP MP Charlie Angus (Timmins—Baie James), and NDP Critic for Culture and Heritage, Pierre Nantel, made the following statement: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 65d144d9-cc62-466d-8f80-8e099ae76d25 Morneau could make millions in profit from pension bill: NDP OTTAWA – The NDP has called on the Federal Ethics Commissioner to launch a formal investigation into Finance Minister Bill Morneau and an unprecedented conflict of interest relating to his vast financial holdings and government legislation tabled in his name. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq fc791592-cb5f-429d-82c6-c7176fbef00f Religious screening of asylum seekers deeply troubling: NDP OTTAWA – The NDP is demanding answers from the Liberal government regarding the use of a questionnaire employed by the RCMP at a border crossing point for asylum seekers which has the makings of a religious values test. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 82bfb65f-3896-4040-9e6a-3bd723ddbd94 Tax on employee discounts “cruel and unusual”: NDP “This is one of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard of,” said NDP Finance Critic, Alexandre Boulerice, of the Liberal government’s move to tax employee discounts. “The Liberals refuse to crack down on tax havens or loopholes used by their wealthy friends and big corporations, but now they want to target these small benefits for employees? This is cruel and unusual.” Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq aeb09809-d160-40d2-9efe-673a10e9e191 NDP Calls for Better Mental Health Support for Veterans OTTAWA – On World Mental Health Day, NDP Veterans Affairs Critic Irene Mathyssen is calling on the government to greatly improve its supports for veterans’ mental health. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 35103592-fa05-4bf7-93e9-d77d1b1f8793 NDP statement on ICAN being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize The NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, Hélène Laverdière, made the following statement: Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq faed04d7-3256-4ef1-a49c-9b59616576c5 NDP tables motion to implement universal pharmacare OTTAWA – The NDP has introduced a motion in the House of Commons that gives the Liberal government one year to begin negotiations with the provinces in order to implement universal pharmaceutical drug coverage for all Canadians. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq fb38b43b-3c26-4889-9ff1-036859277032 Liberals fail to act on climate change commitments OTTAWA – In five reports released today, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development found the Liberal government has failed to take necessary action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or deal with the impacts of climate change. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq bb40622b-c114-4827-9bc2-bfa7cca5f7c9 Jagmeet Singh elected new leader of the NDP TORONTO – The NDP is proud to welcome Jagmeet Singh as its new leader after he received 53.8% of the votes on the first ballot in the federal party’s leadership race.   Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 2baa1288-6cbb-4445-bfaa-a98bf281160d NDP statement on National Seniors Day NDP Critic for Seniors, Rachel Blaney (North Island--Powell River), made the following statement to mark National Seniors Day: Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 311df80f-af37-4df8-a1dd-571780873c51 NDP statement on the occasion of Yom Kippur NDP critic for Multiculturalism, Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East) made the following statement on the occasion of Yom Kippur: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 461d682c-46e4-457c-9009-bae86f5799a6 PBO report bolsters NDP push for national pharmacare OTTAWA – The Parliamentary Budget Office released a report today that examined the costs of a national pharmacare program and found that even with high levels of coverage, a public drug plan would save Canadians more than $4 billion a year. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq bdc1978e-1b36-454e-989a-7e8fff45bd0d NDP statement on the third round of NAFTA renegotiations NDP Critic for International Trade, Tracey Ramsey, made the following statement:  Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 11d5bc3b-cfc8-4b43-b8fd-e6b3e61598ba Chair of women's committee must respect reproductive rights Sheila Malcolmson, NDP Critic for the Status of Women, made the following statement: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a79ef52c-3215-48e2-ab2f-a8f95bbb939e Canadian women working for free for the rest of the year Sheila Malcolmson, NDP Critic for the Status of Women, made the following statement: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 346db5df-4f23-4878-a697-c0519ef8d8db Extend tax fairness consultations, expand scope: NDP Ottawa – New Democrats are demanding the Liberals double the allotted time for consultations on tax fairness and expand the scope beyond small businesses to include large corporations, loopholes for CEOs and international tax havens. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 23b6251c-43df-49d2-84cb-37397c4fd3a8 NDP statement on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah NDP critic for Multiculturalism, Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East) made the following statement on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq cd0cf6e0-fbda-4be2-b2b6-8c5f7076e605 NDP: Liberals dragging their feet on economic justice for women OTTAWA – The Status of Women Committee was supposed to meet on Tuesday but that meeting was cancelled; the latest example of how the work to address the economic insecurity facing Canadian women is being slowed down, says NDP Status of Women critic Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo-Ladysmith). Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 45d7a6f6-5957-4bed-9ab3-ae556804ac21 End Pension Theft HAMILTON – Today, New Democrats launched their “End Pension Theft” Campaign. With labour leaders by their side, the NDP announced a plan to introduce legislation that would protect the pensions workers and retirees have earned. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e1dfc4e4-ec8a-4224-92ab-29b7fcc501f9 Liberals must secure border crossing agreement with U.S. in light of cannabis legalization: NDP OTTAWA – The NDP is calling on the federal Liberal government to begin talks with US officials to secure an agreement which will ensure free travel over the border following the legalization of cannabis in Canada. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 12aa34cf-8f4d-4bfe-a98f-e116ea044510 The NDP calls for a National Indigenous Housing Strategy MONTREAL — As part of the celebrations marking the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, NDP MPs Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga) and Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou) are calling on the federal government to develop a National Indigenous Housing Strategy. This call echoes the recommendations made last June by the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA). Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e02836dc-8fe3-4461-a911-69338d80487a NDP statement on the situation in Myanmar Statement by Hélène Laverdière, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic and Cheryl Hardcastle, Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Subcomittee on International Human Rights: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 9c18dab0-17fa-4ad9-826d-de8b17c3de08 NDP Statement on Canadians stranded by hurricane Irma Hélène Laverdière, the NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, made the following statement:  Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 708839cf-dbf9-41eb-b586-12b194e8fce0 NDP Statement on Labour Day Sheri Benson, NDP Labour Critic, made the following statement: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq bedd40cd-8768-48ff-8480-1e2c1c30c441 NDP statement on the occasion of Eid al-Adha NDP Multiculturalism critic Jenny Kwan made the following statement: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 08:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 18a0466d-a8d4-448a-b3c4-adc2cd5852ce On International Overdose Awareness Day NDP condemns Scheer’s comments Responding to questions on the opioid crisis in an interview with CBC radio this week, Conservative Party Leader, Andrew Scheer, criticized the focus by various level of governments on harm reduction. Scheer said, “I don’t think that [harm reduction] should be the focus,” and “There's nothing there that breaks that cycle of addiction.” Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a57772fa-329b-4e77-a3de-13818e0f807c Liberals are Failing Dairy Farmers, Again OTTAWA – In solidarity with dairy farmers who are raising the alarm on the inadequacies of the  “compensation” program, the NDP is calling on the government to come up with a new plan to compensate producers.  On Tuesday, only a week after the program started, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced it would no longer accept applications from dairy farmers for the controversial investment assistance program the Trudeau government announced to address breaches in CETA negotiations regarding supply management. Without access to the compensation owed to them, and a lack of funds, several dairy producers are now hitting a wall. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 81162fee-2c5f-4441-9cd0-f4c05950910f Liberals must reject plan to sell off Parks Canada assets: NDP OTTAWA – The NDP today slammed the Liberal government for a plan that would see the selloff of up to $8.3 billion worth of Parks Canada infrastructure. The divestment proposal that would include roads, bridges and dams was discovered via a notice placed on the government website, Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 709ed887-a176-4fa8-89e6-ea8db7c4a33d