NDP calls on Liberals to Fund Women, Peace and Security Agenda
OTTAWA – New Democrats welcome the creation of the Women, Peace and Security Ambassador. Although this is a step in the right direction, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier – Sainte-Marie) calls on the Liberal government to guarantee funding for the newly created Women, Peace and Security Ambassador.
Climate change: beyond partisanship
OTTAWA - On Thursday, at the initiative of Pierre Nantel, Member of Parliament for Longueuil - St-Hubert, three opposition parties asked their Liberal and Conservative colleagues to depoliticize the climate issue. Their goal is to form a common climate front, a collective war effort to fight global warming.
During COP24, the leaders of the NDP, Bloc Québécois and Green Party reached out to the government and the Official Opposition, inviting them to join forces to meet our climate...
NDP Urges Liberals to Expunge Criminal Records for Cannabis Possession
OTTAWA – With cannabis now legal in Canada, too many people with criminal records for simple possession still face real hardships that affect their opportunities with employment, their ability to travel, and as a result, their livelihood. On Thursday, the NDP’s Justice Critic Murray Rankin urged the Liberal government to erase criminal records for minor cannabis possession, and urged the government to support his bill, C-415, which is scheduled for debate on Friday.