Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en NDP Statement on World Water Day NDP Critic for the Environment and Climate Change, Alexandre Boulerice, made the following statement:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a4deb59a-e197-4e15-ab81-6c6d114ec2b4 Strong Support for proposal on Postal Banking OTTAWA – A proposal from the NDP that would see a special committee study the possibility of postal banking is receiving strong support from stakeholders. Postal banking is a sustainable solution that would offer services to Canadians across the country like accessible banking where no service is currently available and to those who cannot afford or choose not to use corporate banks. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 94230eaf-adce-42ee-9a60-23c923ddc58f NDP Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, made the following statement in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8998316e-e7cc-43a1-aaac-f00a5c668dcb Railway Crossings: the NDP tables a petition Everywhere in Canada, people’s ability to travel freely within urban areas is restricted by railroad tracks. The lack of safe railway crossings remains a major obstacle to mobility and has serious implications for people’s safety. Today, Hélène Laverdière, MP for Laurier-Sainte-Marie, presented a petition with 2,300 signatures calling on the Minister of Transport to finally take action by installing new railroad crossings that remove existing barriers in urban areas.   Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a5cfb652-477a-437a-bebc-c721c45cf695 Le NPD souligne la Journée internationale de la Francophonie Le Chef parlementaire du NPD, Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette — Témiscouata — Les Basques), a émis la déclaration suivante : Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0b5e4599-8521-41b4-81ae-1d3cdcbd4c6c NDP is calling for an immediate study on alcoholic beverages To protect our children and prevent tragedies like the one that has devastated Athena Gervais’ family, the NDP is tabling a motion calling on the Liberals to hold an emergency study at the health committee to better regulate beverages with high alcohol content, caffeine, and sugar. The motion is also calling for the study’s recommendations to be reported back to the House by June 2018, at the latest. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq bc6c9240-9904-4444-8ee6-bdef0a0dea35 NDP at the UN: Advocates Condemn Mass Incarceration of Indigenous Women in Canada NEW YORK – Panelists at this morning’s United Nations Convention on the Status of Women reiterated years of calls on the Canadian government to heed international and court direction, and immediately reform treatment of Indigenous women in Canada’s justice and corrections systems. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 2c917747-21ad-4aef-88a0-11858c1931fc NDP Statement on Unfair U.S. Tariffs on Groundwood NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey, made the following statement: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 51d750dd-88e9-429d-84ca-5885826d16fe Statement from Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the Federal NDP: I condemn all acts of terrorism in every part of the world, regardless of who the perpetrators are or who the victims are. Terrorism can never be seen as a way to advance the cause of any one group. It only leads to suffering, pain and death. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 766d43a1-d638-4c74-b43b-19f93748a6c2 NDP to Morneau: Canadians, industry, need to see plan on potential tariffs OTTAWA – While Prime Minister Trudeau keeps insisting his Liberal government “has the back of thousands of steel and aluminum workers”, New Democrats are calling on the government to actually get down to the business of shoring up our trade remedy system and putting in place real solutions. NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey (Essex) and NDP Finance Critic, Peter Julian (New Westminster-Burnaby) have sent a letter to the Minister of Finance regarding the potential tariffs on imports of Canadian steel and aluminum to the United States. While these tariffs are now delayed, it is clear they will be used as a bargaining chip in NAFTA and that they could still be applied in the future. It is critically important for the Government of Canada to prepare for this action without delay. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 1de96ba6-7ffb-4732-a8aa-20f03d309e95 NDP statement on steel and aluminum tariffs temporary exemption NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey, made the following statement: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 17:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a30e4d2f-b15f-4695-9ada-e196eaf968d4 NDP Statement on the Appointment of Brenda Lucki as RCMP Commissioner NDP Critic for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Matthew Dubé (Beloeil – Chambly), made the following statement: Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq ece3d4b5-f2de-42ea-91e9-58a800e4f845 Ramsey calls TPP signing a betrayal of working people ESSEX – NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey called the government’s signing of the revised TransPacific Partnership a betrayal of Canadian workers and Canadian values. The Liberal government released the text of the wide-ranging TPP only two weeks ago and upon signing the deal, 27 additional side letters (binding and non-binding) were released. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 47f98fef-6257-445b-9182-33bfbd955c77 NDP Statement on International Women’s Day NDP Critic for Women’s Equality, Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), made the following statement: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 2dbcf3ac-b334-4b57-b9bb-a5e51e379d71 Jagmeet Singh slams liberals for failing to protect marine wildlife After years of neglect by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the Federal Liberals are failing to provide protections for marine wildlife, like the Southern Resident Killer Whale population, and have let salmon stocks continue their drastic decline. Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq b9e871a0-0182-47f4-b30b-346a357e531b Liberals can’t have their head in the sand when it comes to climate change NDP Environment Critic Alexandre Boulerice made the following statement: Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f147016b-4690-4649-9d74-eace115bef81 NDP Statement on Liberal Failure to Contribute to Peacekeeping Missions Helene Laverdière, the NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, and Randall Garrison, the NDP Critic for National Defence made the following statement: Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 1a52c5be-7942-461d-ab60-161cbeec4f7a NDP Statement on pardons for marijuana possession charges NDP Justice Critic Murray Rankin made the following statement: Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 23fa6dee-0c62-4d50-bb80-88b1704b3369 NDP concerned about remaining loopholes in Liberal legislation on the Arms Trade Treaty NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier- Sainte-Marie) is concerned by remaining loopholes in the Liberal government’s legislation on the Arms Trade Treaty following the adoption of amendments by the Foreign Affairs Committee. Thu, 01 Mar 2018 17:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq bead0831-cdf0-4609-bfa1-4dcd74137486 Liberals vote against a national plan to end homelessness For the second time in four months, the Liberal government has voted against an NDP initiative to address the housing needs of Canada’s most vulnerable. The government first voted against an NDP bill to recognize housing as a human right, and today, they have defeated a motion to address Canada’s homelessness crisis. Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq b9d3b9d1-981e-474d-9754-fc06080d48cb The Phoenix fiasco: No compensation, no apology from Justin Trudeau Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government refused to take any responsibility on Wednesday in the House of Commons for the reckless implementation of the Phoenix payroll system. Instead of helping public servants affected by the disastrous system, the Liberals preferred to blame the former Conservative government and refused to offer compensation or an apology to Phoenix’s victims. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0212c8e8-2af2-427e-ac30-af551b829e76 Budget 2018: the Liberals are not targeting inequality Quebeckers who were calling on the federal government to crack down on tax havens and tax loopholes that only benefit the wealthy have every reason to be upset. Once again, despite the consensus in Québec, the Liberals lacked courage in demanding that web giants like Netflix pay fair share. Tue, 27 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq bc2393df-9919-4624-a458-532133ad390e ‘Timid’ Liberal budget will continue to grow income inequality NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, lamented Tuesday’s budget for refusing to crack down on tax loopholes for the super-rich and failing to make real progress into programs that help Canadians, like affordable housing and pharmacare. Tue, 27 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 7b9ecf4e-5e3a-4765-9c6c-ed74c558ed1e NDP Statement on the Situation in Syria NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière made the following statement regarding the situation in Syria: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 51d8a769-e372-4a10-8452-4bd3fc5c3958 Phoenix fiasco: public servants deserve compensation and an apology To mark the second anniversary of the government’s reckless implementation of the Phoenix payroll system; the NDP is calling on Minister Carla Qualtrough to do more than just say sorry through the media. It is time the government has the courage to act by compensating all those who have experienced hardships caused by the Phoenix system-including employees of the Miramichi pay centre. To that end, the NDP has tabled a motion calling on the government to apologize to public servants and offer compensation. Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq eaa3fb8b-c4a9-410f-b1e1-1f64ffda958f NDP: Chapter 11 must go After weeks of pressure from the NDP, it has been reported that Canadian negotiators at the NAFTA table will propose the elimination of Chapter 11 investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions during a meeting with their American counterparts this week. This news comes before the seventh round of NAFTA negotiations are set to resume at the end of February. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 5ab86f60-4b5e-4e69-802c-edcf7102ada7 NDP Statement on the CPTPP NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey, made the following statement: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq d1eaf04f-872d-40a4-9e31-9b1ecf4843b8 NDP Statement on Chinese Lunar New Year NDP MP from Vancouver East, Jenny Kwan, made the following statement in the House of Commons: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq c82aca78-befb-4fc0-be1f-64cac33a7a31 Leader's statement on Chinese Lunar New Year The leader of Canada’s NDP, Jagmeet Singh, made the following statement to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a0eef5dd-0aba-4c94-b17c-6c77fd921320 NDP: Split Bill C-69 on Environmental assessments Alexandre Boulerice, the NDP Environment Critic, is proposing changes to the bill on the new environmental assessment process. The bill comprised of 364 pages contains a number of measures, but also raises many questions. It is therefore necessary to split the bill to allow for a thorough review of its impacts. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f4302096-8980-4d39-84de-1123f8d5caea