Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en 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 NDP: End discriminatory immigration policy against people with disabilities In order to repeal an existing law in Canada’s Immigration Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), NDP Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Critic, Jenny Kwan, is tabling a private member’s bill to remove the discriminatory clause. As it stands, Section 38(1) (c) of the Act discriminates against people with disabilities by allowing for the rejection of an entire family of applicants if one individual has a disability or medical condition. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 964ee649-f62b-414a-8976-5d38072aee87 Matthew Dubé elected new NDP Caucus Chair This morning, the NDP Caucus elected Matthew Dubé (Beloeil – Chambly) as the new Caucus Chair, and Sheri Benson (Saskatoon West) as Vice-Chair Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 664be2ed-32c7-4920-8bb4-3e212fd00c00 NDP statement on Canada's Agriculture Day NDP Agriculture and Agri-Food Critic, Alistair MacGregor, NDP Agriculture and Agri-Food Deputy Critic, Ruth Ellen Brosseau, and NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey, made the following statement: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 38393950-0fe9-4202-8934-b5fd4572dfc7 NDP to remove discriminatory clauses based on age Today, NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) introduced a bill to amend several acts that discriminate against seniors. The federal government currently denies surviving spouse pensions to the military, Members of Parliament, judges, employees of Crown Corporations, public servants and employees of the RCMP if the retiree entered a spousal relationship after age 60. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 2f5ab716-cf0e-4608-966d-6693793d4c28 NDP proposes budget measures to target inequailty On Tuesday, the NDP submitted its priorities for the upcoming federal budget, targeting growing inequality between the wealthiest in society and everyone else. NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, and Finance Critic Peter Julian unveiled the party’s proposals which include closing tax loopholes for the super-rich and investing the recovered revenue to lower the cost of prescription drugs for all Canadians. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 96ac12b6-dc9e-43bc-98b2-a41829771670 Liberals must address tax fairness in budget: NDP NDP announces opposition motion to give the government the opportunity to keep its promise on eliminating the stock-option loophole by including the measure in their Budget 2018.    Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 30a5b16e-2184-4171-82e9-f25f11a69acc C-262: A Step Towards True Reconciliation Three decades of work by Indigenous Peoples around the world was recognized today when the House of Commons adopted Bill-C-262 at second reading. This bill will finally align Canadian law with fundamental human rights and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a401f7ca-4d99-45e3-b0e3-f5153ffb602a NDP presents petition on illegal settlements New Democrat Hélène Laverdière presents petition on illegal settlements signed by nearly 4000 Canadians. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 2b02ecb0-404b-4569-b658-eab10b3a5ab7 Mathyssen introduces private member’s motion on postal banking OTTAWA – Today, NDP Canada Post Critic, Irene Mathyssen, put forward motion M-166, calling on the Liberals to strike a special committee with the purpose of examining and recommending a plan for a federal postal banking system administered under the Canada Post Corporation. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 292159f2-7509-4b2d-9d9e-f773fffa832b NDP statement on three important women’s rights and justice anniversaries NDP Critic for Women’s Equality, Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith) made the following statement: Sat, 03 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 120673de-c1f3-4b6f-b976-a3a13a0b4a89 NDP statement on the tabling of the heritage committee report: taking action against systemic racism and religious discrimination including islamophobia NDP Critic for Multiculturalism, Jenny Kwan (Vancouver-East) made the following statement regarding the study stemming from Motion M-103: Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 12bf1434-d066-4031-9c3e-f22667d7554e NDP: Transparency needed on extent of underfunding of child protection services in Indigenous communities OTTAWA – After the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled a fourth compliance order against the Liberal government, NDP Indigenous Affairs (youth) Critic Charlie Angus called on Minister Philpott to make public the funding gap the Liberal government has been ordered to correct. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 10e3ed29-ba10-4956-ae88-4a6eddacba43 NDP statement on baked good price-fixing scheme The NDP Critic for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Brian Masse, released the following statement: Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq fc5eca9b-a0ce-45a3-9d6f-c1d6ef46c3d8 A year later: Liberals broken promise on electoral reform OTTAWA – Today marks the one-year anniversary of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s broken promise to make the 2015 federal election the last election held under first-past-the-post. In response, the NDP’s BC Liaison and Democratic Reform Critic, Nathan Cullen, stood with stakeholders to remind disappointed Canadians that they can put the issue back on the ballot box in 2019. Thu, 01 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 238f3857-285b-4b5c-a9af-f8dc54bf99c1 NDP statement on Black History Month NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, made the following statement in recognition of Black History Month in Canada: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq bfc8f736-8d6f-457d-bf37-d15b7f7ee6a8 NDP statement on Canada recognizing International Decade for People of African Descent NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, made this statement following the government’s announcement to officially recognizing the International Decade for People of African descent:  Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq d22658ee-c583-491f-b69e-19e581ae0d62 NDP completes its shadow cabinet shuffle OTTAWA – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has completed his shadow cabinet shuffle which began last week during the caucus retreat. With these changes, the NDP aims to maximize its parliamentary team’s efforts to fight economic and social inequality. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8c3a90e3-6b25-442f-bf21-5def372d913c Liberals out of touch with workers, must protect pensions OTTAWA – New Democrats are renewing calls on the Liberal government to end pension theft. The NDP has proposed legislation that would protect the pensions workers and retirees have earned. Meanwhile, to date, the Liberals refuse to act to help workers beyond “monitoring the situation”. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 25143558-7b30-468a-8b27-91c540515af8 NDP statement on 1st anniversary of Quebec City mosque shooting NDP Parliamentary Leader, Guy Caron, made a speech in the House of Commons on the 1st anniversary of the mosque shooting in Quebec. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4f2da893-a6be-4348-a960-62c13e2a2b83 Singh updates shadow cabinet, takes aim at growing inequality OTTAWA – Thursday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made some key changes to his senior team as the party targets growing economic inequality for the upcoming Parliamentary session. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq aed56974-5c2d-479a-a2ea-4cb9c08e4a19 NDP statement on Bell Canada data breach NDP Public Safety Critic, Matthew Dubé, made the following statement: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f1d31b37-2a3e-4285-86b0-a69afbbbfe65 NDP statement on a potential TPP deal NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey, made the following statement: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 27d05a6f-6e93-4b5c-936e-4cb036e3d5fe Liberals overdue on transparency regarding NAFTA negotiations OTTAWA – NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey is renewing calls for Minister Freeland to be open and transparent with Canadians as the sixth round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations takes place in Montreal. Ramsey has put forward a motion to the Standing Committee on International Trade inviting the Minister to share the government’s contingency plans if President Trump decides to withdraw from the talks and the free trade agreement. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 93973be4-2847-4008-a353-02c96fd14bd9 NDP Statement on this year’s Women’s March Sheila Malcolmson, NDP Critic for the Status of Women, made the following statement: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq ca41eeb7-51c2-4450-b6f2-054be6dcb53e NDP statement on automatic GIS NDP Seniors Critic, Rachel Blaney, and NDP Families, Children and Social Development Critic, Brigitte Sansoucy, made the following statement on the Liberal government not retroactively enrolling eligible seniors for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS): Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq bf7ed32b-040b-49c1-b144-ee8bfdbb9175 Solitary confinement: NDP welcomes BC Supreme Court decision New Democrats welcome yesterday’s decision by the BC Supreme Court which ruled that indefinite solitary confinement is unconstitutional in federal prisons across Canada. Advocacy groups successfully argued in court that this practice constitutes cruel and unusual punishment and violates the Charter-protected rights to life, security of the person, and equality under the law, since the practice discriminates against mentally ill and Indigenous prisoners. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f429cc90-8fbc-44ee-b290-a62e3cd943a9 NDP responds to establishment of Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise OTTAWA — New Democrats welcome today’s announcement that the government will establish a new office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise. However, we are concerned that the structure of this new office may not meet the standards promised by the Liberals during the last election. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq fb751250-0f1e-47ea-9ec9-8b5869c38842