Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en NDP statement on the 104th anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident: Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada's NDP, issued the following statement: Wed, 23 May 2018 22:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 823074a8-497e-4fba-a3d0-a8008f14b255 Liberals shut down debate on Election bill OTTAWA – On Wednesday, the Liberal government enacted a Harper-era tactic to shut down debate on a piece of legislation, C-76, which amends Canada's election rules. The move, known as 'time allocation,' comes hours after the NDP proposed working with the government to ensure the legislation could pass quickly while still hearing from experts and Canadians. Wed, 23 May 2018 17:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq be5533db-73a1-47ba-b86b-d4e5c9a8e12a NDP: Refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court On Wednesday, the NDP will present a motion in the House of Commons calling on the government to support a referral of the situation in Myanmar by the UN Security Council to the International Criminal Court, among other actions to seek justice and accountability for the atrocities that the Burmese military has committed against the Rohingya people. Wed, 23 May 2018 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 035048cb-1141-4b8b-9025-e51cac6c1110 Not One More: Angus Launches Campaign for National Suicide Prevention Action Plan OTTAWA – Today, NDP Indigenous Youth Critic, Charlie Angus, officially launched a national campaign on his motion M-174, calling for a National Suicide Prevention Action Plan. Suicide is one of the top ten leading causes of death in Canada, and is second among young people. These numbers rise in some Indigenous communities, particularly those in remote, isolated and rural areas. Tue, 22 May 2018 11:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 460d0c19-6108-4adb-ac2d-e8f602eb5569 NDP Statement on Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day: Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement to mark Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day: Fri, 18 May 2018 20:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 6dc30507-1ece-41bf-9fa4-78b20a2ca41f International Day against homophobia, transphobia and Biphobia: Equality has no gender. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement: Thu, 17 May 2018 17:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4dfa2a06-a1fc-49f0-a296-2d679d904fff NDP Statement on the start of Ramadan Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement to mark the start of Ramadan: Wed, 16 May 2018 16:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8ac6a681-6fdb-4b1c-b624-e2d5f7253c0d NDP Condemns Killings in Gaza On Monday, Canada's New Democrats strongly condemned the killings of protesters in Gaza by Israeli Defence Forces and urged the Liberal government to take a more active stance for peace and human rights. According to numerous news reports, at least 55 Palestinians in Gaza were killed and around 2,000 were injured Monday by the Israeli military in demonstrations near the Gaza-Israel border. Mon, 14 May 2018 16:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 9dcdedae-fe9e-40bc-bd27-3d04ff7aa8a0 Last year, hundreds of New Democrats shared their favourite stories about their Moms:  We were inspired by these NDP Moms, so we thought we'd share a few of our favourites: Sun, 13 May 2018 12:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 92123b4c-b860-40ce-b54e-f791d4b3612d NDP calls on government to enhance EI sickness benefits OTTAWA – New Democrat MPs Niki Ashton and Brigitte Sansoucy are calling on the Liberals to increase Employment Insurance sickness benefits from 15 to 50 weeks. They are adding their voices to Marie-Hélène Dubé’s, who started the petition 15 weeks to heal is not enough!, as well as the more than half a million people who signed it, demanding the government keep its promise to reform the Employment Insurance Act. Wed, 09 May 2018 16:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq fd865c6e-a76f-44d1-8052-73c93b2d4738 Liberals reject NDP proposal to study the Middle East at Foreign Affairs Committee Ottawa – Today, Liberal MPs on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development rejected a motion from the NDP to undertake a study on Canada’s role in the Middle East. Tue, 08 May 2018 19:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 3bd6ae20-35fd-4126-bb66-e694b9bee82d Statement on Christine Moore NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, made the following statement: Tue, 08 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4b6ce8b6-9f42-4607-a735-dd85154c7cac NDP to ask Foreign Affairs Committee to study Middle East Ottawa - NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier – Sainte-Marie) will ask the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to undertake a study on Canada’s role in the Middle East. Tue, 08 May 2018 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 354f9a85-8a47-4809-9bc8-e814f3c2ca1c It’s time to #GetLoud on Mental Health: Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement recognizing the start of Mental Health Week in Canada: Mon, 07 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 879f7818-b6d3-4ddd-a6e2-76df685c849d NDP Statement on KPMG Scandal Anniversary NPD National Revenue Critic, Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke), made the following statement: Fri, 04 May 2018 17:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 1e89fb3f-2939-4591-b2c1-4dd9fd9d59b5 NDP: Liberals Need to Take Action on Ocean Plastics Now OTTAWA – NDP MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) today urged the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to support his motion (M-151) on a national strategy to combat plastic pollution, and to take immediate action to ban plastic straws. Thu, 03 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 47793025-b6b1-49bf-8369-02adc1d907b3 NDP Statement on World Press Freedom Day Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement today on World Press Freedom Day: Thu, 03 May 2018 12:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 138b5a67-8967-42e7-a433-67c0c700d58a Statement on Erin Weir The following statement was issued by Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP: Thu, 03 May 2018 10:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 702ad713-5e3b-4861-909c-828405310d9a NDP Calls on Government to Support a National Local Food Day OTTAWA – Today NDP MP Wayne Stetski (Kootenay–Columbia) kicked off the first hour of debate on his Private Member’s Bill C-281, An Act to establish a National Local Food Day, which would designate the Friday before Thanksgiving of each year as National Local Food Day. Tue, 01 May 2018 17:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4052a0b2-3a2a-4a2f-bb4b-4861e41f7ceb NDP Statement Recognizing Canada’s First Official Jewish Heritage Month Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement recognizing Canadian Jewish Heritage Month: Tue, 01 May 2018 17:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq b51185e6-5f3b-49fd-a225-e4ed95ad12a7 Historic Motion on Papal Apology Passes in the Commons Today, the House of Commons voted in favour of the NDP’s motion to invite Pope Francis to issue a formal apology for the role of the Canadian Catholic Church in the establishment, operations and abuses of residential schools. This move responds to Call to Action 58 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report and is a critical step towards reconciliation. Tue, 01 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 49b81cc7-f911-45d9-8895-7380662a064d International Workers' Day: let’s build a modern economy that benefits everyone NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement: Tue, 01 May 2018 13:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 9ff0fa95-204f-46f5-87b7-c71986c46520 NDP statement on the National Day of Commemoration of the Exodus of Vietnamese Refugees NDP MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Salaberry-Suroît) made the following statement: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 7f029936-5dce-49f3-a3f1-4bb330c80c77 National Day of Mourning: workers deserve healthy and safe work environments NPD Labour Critic Karine Trudel (Jonquière), made the following statement: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 89ff7b7f-ffcf-4d5d-9463-f67fd5521e2e NDP urges Morneau to end excise tax on medical cannabis OTTAWA – NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian (New Westminster-Burnaby), has urged Finance Minister Bill Morneau to eliminate a significant increase in prescription medical cannabis costs by stopping the implementation of a new excise tax on medical cannabis. Finance Canada officials confirmed the increase before the Finance Committee yesterday. Fri, 27 Apr 2018 03:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 52e7bade-b920-4cd1-a784-c47cbe1afa69 NDP statement on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière released the following statement for the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0c6fb417-cb80-4f51-bf14-7f63f9c185e7 Environment: Liberals need to stop the rhetoric and act OTTAWA – Yet again, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development is crystal clear: this government has failed to show leadership in fulfilling its environmental commitments. The audits that she tabled today reports that the liberal government has no governance structure and no action plan to implement the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Neither has Environment Canada taken action to meet its 2020 targets to preserve our biodiversity. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4cc9db94-f1bd-4282-ae2b-37883c1ff87a NDP Statement on Toronto Attack The following statement was issued by NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4cd81473-d094-4cd7-bc33-287e044f0d51 NDP Statement on Earth Day Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie), the NDP critic for the Environment and Climate Change made the following statement: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4d39adf7-cf11-48fd-9a44-c4bb7dc3a1fe NDP invites Justin Trudeau to discussion on ocean plastics OTTAWA – Following comments yesterday by the Prime Minister that he is open to discussing his motion on ocean plastics, NDP MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) has extended an invitation to the Prime Minister to discuss M-151, a motion to establish a national strategy to combat plastic pollution in aquatic environments. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 797806a6-8948-4dbb-a7c2-e47ee614b903