Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en 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 NDP statement on Minister Mckenna’s announcement on carbon tax breaks NDP Parliamentary Leader, Guy Caron, made the following statement: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 87e6904c-bd6a-4d06-b963-c2c763c4c53a NDP Statement on the Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, Helene Laverdière, released the following statement: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 06b08d1b-77a2-437e-bc71-4aca9a11d8d1 NDP STATEMENT ON THAI PONGAL NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, issued the following statement in recognition of the festival of Thai Pongal: Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 672ba7c7-ee5d-432c-95d5-2e618d83009d NDP demands immediate action on the opioid crisis NDP Health Critic, Don Davies, made the following statement: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 3429f1fd-3432-42a8-9ed5-63629f914656 NDP: NAFTA transparency needed now more than ever OTTAWA – In light of recent news reports, NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey is once again renewing calls for transparency from the Liberal government on the status of NAFTA trade renegotiations. The Liberal government must be upfront on how they plan to directly support Canadian businesses and workers if the deal collapses. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a31515c9-a9a2-4f4c-9ba2-36d7ae30129a NDP statement on the Prime Minister’s misleading remarks on electoral reform NDP Democratic Reform Critics Nathan Cullen and Alexandre Boulerice issued the following statement: Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq c314aa56-6045-40b8-940d-0e8e8caf7e4c NDP: Committee should study Apple battery scandal OTTAWA – Today, NDP Innovation Critic Brian Masse is calling on the Parliamentary Committee on Industry Science and Technology (INDU) to study the recent Apple iPhone battery scandal. Apple recently acknowledged that the performance of the iPhone 6 or older was deliberately slowed down in a recent Operating System software update. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4de867e3-8a55-4cbe-9391-719c4ca6e643 NDP: Liberals must stop “settling of scores” against St. Anne’s IRS survivors TIMMINS - The NDP is calling on Minister Bennett to come clean over her department’s ongoing vendetta against survivors of St. Anne’s Residential School. Justice Paul Perrell in a January 4th Ontario Superior court ruling stated that the government’s tactic of going after two St. Anne’s Residential School survivors for court costs amounts to a “settling of scores.” Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f790fd45-fc20-4045-bf75-98962de61d1d NDP Statement on the vote on Jerusalem at the UN General Assembly today NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière made the following statement in reaction to Canada’s decision to abstain from the vote: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 60bfad11-ff3c-4e07-83bb-172ea58831ce Liberals make veterans wait another 2 years for support they deserve OTTAWA – Two years after the Trudeau Liberals made a commitment to a pension for life, the Liberal government today announced that injured veterans would have to wait almost two more years to receive any “new” benefits. The Liberals plan replaces and repackages existing awards and it is unclear at this point if there is any new money for disabled veterans. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 6e8e6966-ae87-4966-ad1f-6020b022067a Another broken commitment to restoring door-to-door mail delivery JONQUIÈRE —  Yesterday, Carla Qualtrough, the Minister responsible for Canada Post, indicated that her response to two reports she received a year ago – including one from the all-party Government Operations Committee recommending restoring door-to-door delivery – will once again be postponed. Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 438bf88d-a9aa-4a76-9271-502628e7099f NDP REALITY CHECK : A session of missed opportunities for the Liberal government Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have time and again tried to portray themselves as champions for the middle class. But while they were busy fighting for their Bay Street friends, they have missed several opportunities to help everyday Canadians. Pharmacare On October 5th, the NDP tabled a motion calling for universal Pharmacare, which would have tremendously helped Canadians and saved the government billions of dollars. “(…) PBO estimates total drug spending under a national Pharmacare program would amount to $20.4 billion, if implemented in 2015-16 (Summary Figure 1). This represents savings of roughly $4.2 billion.”  – PBO Report, September 28, 2017 On October 17th, the Liberals voted against the motion… Tax evasion Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq d5c72564-1c0b-4e25-9245-5b150fa5d2ab NDP: Liberals must maintain net neutrality OTTAWA – Today, the United States’ Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order, which put in place net neutrality protections for consumers. The NDP is calling on the Liberal government to commit to maintaining net neutrality and to commit to refusing changes in trade negotiations with the United States. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a8bb7c4c-9ccf-4b0e-bdc3-087916fecf48 Liberals must announce lifelong pension for veterans OTTAWA – The Liberal government repeatedly promised it would announce its long-awaited new pension plan for injured veterans before the end of 2017 and with the Parliamentary session over, veterans are left to wonder when the new pension plan will be released.  With two weeks left before the new year, the Liberals continue to make our veterans wait. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq eab8f62e-8e98-4b01-8e25-a1da91751229 NDP: Liberals must end legal obstructions against St. Anne’s survivors OTTAWA – The NDP is renewing calls to the Liberal government to end their ongoing attempt to obstruct the rights of survivors of the notorious St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany, Ontario. Survivors have been forced to go back to Superior Court in an attempt to end the ongoing obstructions put in their path by government lawyers. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 983d50b3-45c8-4c67-9bdf-b00f577c13c1 Quebec wrap up: The Liberal government is turning a deaf ear to Quebec Accompanied by his Quebec NDP caucus colleagues, Alexandre Boulerice painted a disappointing picture of the work done by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government in 2017. The MP from Rosemont—La-Petite-Patrie criticized Quebec Liberal MPs’ failure to listen to their fellow citizens. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 6a5d3583-10e8-4340-a4e8-488162435b30 NDP Statement on Hanukkah NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, made the following statement on Hanukkah: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a3735ceb-7ee4-479c-873e-a0e9941d6dd8 NDP Statement on International Human Rights Day NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, made the following statement: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq beb74707-b9ac-42fa-858b-489df8a93ab9 PBO: Liberals Failing to Provide Proper Resources to End Water Crisis on Reserves OTTAWA – Today, the Parliamentary Budget Officer has raised serious concerns about the Prime Minister’s commitment to end long-term drinking water advisories on reserves within 5 years. The PBO’s report, entitled Budget Sufficiency for First Nations Water and Wastewater Infrastructure, found that in the best-case scenario, the Liberal government would need to invest an additional $2.35 billion to meet its promise. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 7ba48fc4-7483-4282-8716-400de2067e40 NDP Statement on President Trump’s Announcement on Jerusalem NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Hélène Laverdière, issued the following statement: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq c5894755-ac7b-48f8-be53-7b9b0e797569 The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women NDP Parliamentary Leader, Guy Caron, made the following statement in the House of Commons: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 16e69eed-958e-44bc-a453-3592c88c8ed0 NDP Statement on Situation in Honduras Statement by NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Hélène Laverdière, and NDP Vice-Chair of Sub-committee on International Human Rights, Cheryl Hardcastle: Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e7ea6417-8352-404c-94ad-a1e4304273fc NDP Statement on International Day of Persons with Disabilities NDP Critic for Persons with disabilities, Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor-Tecumseh), made the following statement to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Sun, 03 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq ec355d03-8ff7-421f-a3ef-8bd20dbb2a53 NDP Statement on Demystifying Liberal Rhetoric around C-59 NDP Public Safety Critic, Matthew Dubé, issued the following statement: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 1a0035dc-e932-46c5-aa77-47398658aa3e