Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en 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 It’s Time for Universal Pharmacare in Canada "Universal healthcare is essential when we talk about equality for all Canadians." – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 54c6a098-a08e-48d4-8542-c3a66dec166b Liberals must protect Canadians' rights in sweeping national security bill OTTAWA – As members of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security begin voting on amendments and going clause-by clause on the Liberals’ sweeping and potentially dangerous national security legislation, the NDP is presenting over 60 amendments to ensure the government can keep Canadians safe while fully protecting their rights. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq efe52da4-4f14-474d-b64a-06587f3c4342 Budget 2018: A missed opportunity for women’s equality OTTAWA – Today is Equality Day in Canada, marking the coming into force of the equality provisions in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on this day in 1985. Yet, 33 years later women are still fighting for equality, and while progress has been made, there are many challenges women still face that are not being addressed by the current Liberal government. That is why the NDP released its Report Card on Women’s Equality in Budget 2018. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0783a195-0d29-4192-bfc8-f24d4e24260f NDP Statement on National Volunteer Week Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued following statement for National Volunteer Week: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 865e17af-0041-4e09-b922-07a2196f1675 Jagmeet Singh names Karine Trudel as Deputy Critic for International Trade SAGUENAY – Following his visit to the Rio Tinto Alcan aluminium smelter, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh announced that local MP Karine Trudel (Jonquière) will be the party’s new International Trade Deputy Critic. Given the devastating impact of new lumber and aluminium tariffs on local communities, the NDP wants to ensure that the region’s interests are defended in Ottawa. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 9109cf19-3612-4e2e-9d5b-9b873f25f6d9 NDP Statement celebrating Puthandu Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement on Puthandu: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 1088a888-4fb9-4cab-8613-39eb51880937 Jagmeet Singh reacts to airstrikes in Syria The following statement was issued by NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f4118e8e-ccff-4297-a4bb-87d7e47472e6 NDP Statement Celebrating Vaisakhi Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement on Vaisakhi: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 76e03175-e2b0-4ef4-b7a0-6a7b6049db30 NDP MP Signs UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons VICTORIA – Today, NDP Defence Critic and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence, Randall Garrison, signed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to demonstrate that Canada can, and must, take a leadership role in the movement for nuclear disarmament. To date, the Liberals have failed to sign the treaty, and their abstention from the negotiation process of this historic, legally-binding document has left Canadians feeling alarmed.  Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 5ad86aeb-93cc-4840-8936-ccc9e5bbc339 NDP Calls for NAFTA Transparency and Debate in the House of Commons NDP critic for International Trade, Tracey Ramsey, made the following statement: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 110ec56d-12de-4748-b595-436fcedb050c NDP Statement on Jersey Day for the Humboldt Broncos Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada's NDP issued the following statement on Jersey Day, honouring the victims and survivors of the Humboldt Broncos Tragedy: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 67902823-59d6-4cba-92e2-f0eed5077661 NDP Statement on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP issued the following statement today on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e1499456-8c10-4ae3-a9a2-a255c61d2336 NDP calls on feds to halt threats, seek clarity from the Supreme Court in pipeline dispute OTTAWA – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh lambasted the Liberal government for its aggressive threats surrounding the Trans Mountain pipeline dispute. On Wednesday, Singh called on the Feds to partner with British Columbia, First Nations, and Alberta to seek greater clarity from the Supreme Court of Canada. Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 69a3bb79-268a-4dd8-a3ff-ac48eef576c0 NDP Statement on the Day of Pink Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement today on the Day of Pink: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq b54c9a1f-1364-4cec-8687-66f056798e4c NDP Statement on Equal Pay Day in Ontario NDP critic for Women's Equality, Sheila Malcolmson, made the following the statement: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq bde8f2bb-60c7-416f-96ce-7202050a84f5 NDP Statement on Vimy Ridge Day The Leader of Canada’s NDP, Jagmeet Singh, issued the following statement today to recognize Vimy Ridge Day: Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a3ae2616-6cc9-4510-ada2-7447c31eb4e5 Jagmeet Singh calls out government inaction on discrimination in justice system On Thursday, NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, called out the Liberal government’s failure to tackle discrimination in Canada’s criminal-justice system and reiterated his call for federal leadership to ban police checks, a practice (also known as carding) that disproportionately targets non-white Canadians. Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e995b877-ace4-405f-9bfd-2eed2a392b85 NDP Reaction to Latest Numbers in Facebook Data Breach The following statement was issued by NDP Ethics Critic, Charlie Angus, NDP Public Safety Critic, Matthew Dubé, and NDP Innovation Critic, Brian Masse: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 97eafd32-74b8-483e-a644-e2b0ea362185 NDP Calls on Liberals to Make Seniors a Real Priority and Create Full Department for Seniors OTTAWA – Too many seniors are currently struggling, and it’s time for the government to make them a real priority in Canada. The NDP is calling on the Liberals to create a full federal Department for Seniors, led by a Minister for Seniors, to oversee a national strategy that ensures adequate income, strengthens services, and plans for the coming ‘growing grey tide.’ Tue, 03 Apr 2018 14:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 641a582f-8168-47fb-b851-c415b3aa500b NDP: It’s Time for a Canadian Digital Bill of Rights Following allegations of privacy breaches and recent scandals in the digital world, Canadians are concerned for their privacy, security and consumer rights. In order to address these issues and concerns as the Liberals continue to drag their feet, the NDP Innovation, Science and Economic Development Critic, Brian Masse, will be introducing a motion in the House of Commons calling on the Government to protect Canadian consumers and their digital rights.  Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f865e509-a785-4bcd-8393-caa525bc4a22 NDP Statement on the Action Plan for Official Languages The NDP Official Languages critic, François Choquette, made the following statement: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 904cea9c-3541-4f6d-b332-69ddd62706c9 NDP calls for better protection of Canadian athletes The NDP Critic for Sport, Cheryl Hardcastle, made the following statement: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8157b92a-a49c-453c-8cd9-ecfe758ac5bb Environmental assessments: the NDP raises concerns about the review process of the bill The Liberal government is refusing to deliver a comprehensive study of the new environmental assessment bill, C-69, which they claim strengthens rights gutted by the Conservative government of Stephen Harper. By cutting off debate in the House of Commons, combined with the committee limiting time for review of C-69, Canadians and Parliamentarians are being denied the opportunity to voice their views on this vital piece of legislation. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 556efcb8-c42a-469d-b95a-5d68f9f693dd 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