Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en Canadian women working for free for the rest of the year Sheila Malcolmson, NDP Critic for the Status of Women, made the following statement: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 346db5df-4f23-4878-a697-c0519ef8d8db Extend tax fairness consultations, expand scope: NDP Ottawa – New Democrats are demanding the Liberals double the allotted time for consultations on tax fairness and expand the scope beyond small businesses to include large corporations, loopholes for CEOs and international tax havens. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 23b6251c-43df-49d2-84cb-37397c4fd3a8 NDP statement on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah NDP critic for Multiculturalism, Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East) made the following statement on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq cd0cf6e0-fbda-4be2-b2b6-8c5f7076e605 NDP: Liberals dragging their feet on economic justice for women OTTAWA – The Status of Women Committee was supposed to meet on Tuesday but that meeting was cancelled; the latest example of how the work to address the economic insecurity facing Canadian women is being slowed down, says NDP Status of Women critic Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo-Ladysmith). Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 45d7a6f6-5957-4bed-9ab3-ae556804ac21 End Pension Theft HAMILTON – Today, New Democrats launched their “End Pension Theft” Campaign. With labour leaders by their side, the NDP announced a plan to introduce legislation that would protect the pensions workers and retirees have earned. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e1dfc4e4-ec8a-4224-92ab-29b7fcc501f9 Liberals must secure border crossing agreement with U.S. in light of cannabis legalization: NDP OTTAWA – The NDP is calling on the federal Liberal government to begin talks with US officials to secure an agreement which will ensure free travel over the border following the legalization of cannabis in Canada. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 12aa34cf-8f4d-4bfe-a98f-e116ea044510 The NDP calls for a National Indigenous Housing Strategy MONTREAL — As part of the celebrations marking the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, NDP MPs Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga) and Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou) are calling on the federal government to develop a National Indigenous Housing Strategy. This call echoes the recommendations made last June by the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA). Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e02836dc-8fe3-4461-a911-69338d80487a NDP statement on the situation in Myanmar Statement by Hélène Laverdière, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic and Cheryl Hardcastle, Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Subcomittee on International Human Rights: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 9c18dab0-17fa-4ad9-826d-de8b17c3de08 NDP Statement on Canadians stranded by hurricane Irma Hélène Laverdière, the NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, made the following statement:  Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 708839cf-dbf9-41eb-b586-12b194e8fce0 NDP Statement on Labour Day Sheri Benson, NDP Labour Critic, made the following statement: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq bedd40cd-8768-48ff-8480-1e2c1c30c441 NDP statement on the occasion of Eid al-Adha NDP Multiculturalism critic Jenny Kwan made the following statement: Fri, 01 Sep 2017 08:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 18a0466d-a8d4-448a-b3c4-adc2cd5852ce On International Overdose Awareness Day NDP condemns Scheer’s comments Responding to questions on the opioid crisis in an interview with CBC radio this week, Conservative Party Leader, Andrew Scheer, criticized the focus by various level of governments on harm reduction. Scheer said, “I don’t think that [harm reduction] should be the focus,” and “There's nothing there that breaks that cycle of addiction.” Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a57772fa-329b-4e77-a3de-13818e0f807c Liberals are Failing Dairy Farmers, Again OTTAWA – In solidarity with dairy farmers who are raising the alarm on the inadequacies of the  “compensation” program, the NDP is calling on the government to come up with a new plan to compensate producers.  On Tuesday, only a week after the program started, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced it would no longer accept applications from dairy farmers for the controversial investment assistance program the Trudeau government announced to address breaches in CETA negotiations regarding supply management. Without access to the compensation owed to them, and a lack of funds, several dairy producers are now hitting a wall. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 81162fee-2c5f-4441-9cd0-f4c05950910f Liberals must reject plan to sell off Parks Canada assets: NDP OTTAWA – The NDP today slammed the Liberal government for a plan that would see the selloff of up to $8.3 billion worth of Parks Canada infrastructure. The divestment proposal that would include roads, bridges and dams was discovered via a notice placed on the government website, Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 709ed887-a176-4fa8-89e6-ea8db7c4a33d NDP triples membership ahead of leadership vote OTTAWA – The NDP is proud to announce that more than 124,000 members will be eligible to vote in its leadership race. This figure represents a three-fold increase from the 41,000 who were members at the end of March 2017.  Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 19f0dbc7-e46b-4137-b565-eb9a34d34e60 NDP calls for immediate dismissal of Liberal MP Kang The following statement was issued by Sheila Malcolmson, NDP Critic for the Status of Women: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 69252b30-97e4-4100-9d75-c4fabe871e11 Liberals must abolish the Social Security Tribunal: NDP OTTAWA – Echoing the call made by the Canadian Union Public Employees, the NDP is inviting the Prime Minister to keep his promise and eliminate the fiasco that is the Social Security Tribunal, so that Canadians can access the services they really need when they need them. Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq ac8f2580-209c-4f57-a6b7-57ae40fb21db NDP: Liberals providing ‘misleading’ information on asylum seekers OTTAWA – In a letter to the Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, the NDP’s Critic for Immigration and Refugees claims the Minister along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are providing contradictory and disingenuous information on the recent surge in asylum seekers crossing the Canada-US border. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 5eb1792f-d2e8-4375-8821-aed0d01a0f46 NDP Marks the 75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid Irene Mathyssen, NDP Veterans Affairs Critic, made the following statement: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq c81445a0-63cb-4995-94be-b3ddde3b128c NDP calls for hearings on Sears bankruptcy Ottawa – New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government to hold a parliamentary investigation on the liquidation of Sears Canada to study what changes to the law would prevent mistreatment of workers in similar cases in the future. The proposed hearings would pay special attention to the layoffs of workers without severance, the bonuses given to executives and, most recently, the chairman’s resignation in order to bid on the liquidation. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 044fc98c-8c3c-458c-b126-ffec65e24ae8 NDP Statement on National Acadian Day Tom Mulcair, Leader of the NDP, made the following statement: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0f77c7ca-586c-4b4a-877b-d3a956a36c6b NDP statement on International Youth Day NDP Critic for Youth, Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Salaberry-Suroît) made the following statement on International Youth Day: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e0f74ea3-c57e-4127-bb97-e397c27f972f NDP statement on the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples NDP Critic for Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou) and MP Georgina Jolibois (Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River), made the following statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e7445440-aa0a-4c2d-8aef-fd4b4542def4 NDP blasts government inaction on third anniversary of Mt. Polley mine disaster The following statement was issued by Fin Donnelly, NDP Critic for Fisheries and Oceans: Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4a788b1c-49ca-4232-9368-d7f3218d78f5 Mckenna must prosecute Dieselgate The NDP is putting pressure on the Liberal government to finally bring charges against Volkswagen related to their cheating on emissions tests. Today, a lawsuit has been filed against Environment Minister Catherine McKenna for refusing to properly investigate and prosecute the VW diesel engine fraud. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 56173ae4-4469-4fe8-9ec4-f9ed36334cf6 R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find Out What it Means and Pay Public Servants OTTAWA – The NDP’s Labour Critic, Sheri Benson (Saskatoon West), is calling on the Liberal government to put its words into action and show respect for Canada’s public servants, once and for all. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 75ad044e-4298-4f9f-a492-0b047f36f77c NDP: Liberals fail to meaningfully consult with Indigenous Peoples OTTAWA – New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government to fix the broken NEB process, and to meaningfully consult with Indigenous Peoples in order to develop a true nation-to-nation relationship. The NDP is urging the Liberals to fix the process after the Supreme Court of Canada decided today that consultations with Indigenous Peoples in the Clyde River case had been entirely inadequate. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 92ebd226-7dd4-40f2-9e97-fee6c272e564 NDP calls on Trudeau to denounce Trump's Trans ban Statement from Defence Critic and LGBTQ Critic for the NDP, Randall Garrison: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq d21dbdc7-e9f7-4b4e-9d5c-ba03dd543a59 NDP MP says Feds are ‘ignoring’ border towns and asylum seekers EMERSON – The NDP Critic for Immigration and Refugees, Jenny Kwan, visited Emerson, Manitoba on Friday to get a frontline account of the increased irregular border crossings since the US travel ban was announced. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 2138e819-aef9-4b57-b5cc-c87feccb764e Liberals must come clean on airport privatization plan Following a report regarding a secret project to advise the Liberal government on airport sell offs, the NDP's Transport Critic, Robert Aubin, made the following statement: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 33167dd2-53a1-47c7-9d9d-9f1f378655a5