April 20th, 2018

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.

April 22nd, 2018

Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie), the NDP critic for the Environment and Climate Change made the following statement:

April 18th, 2018

"Universal healthcare is essential when we talk about equality for all Canadians." – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh

April 17th, 2018

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.

April 17th, 2018

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.

April 16th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued following statement for National Volunteer Week:

April 16th, 2018

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.

April 14th, 2018

The following statement was issued by NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh:

April 14th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement on Vaisakhi:

April 14th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement on Puthandu:

April 13th, 2018

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. 

April 12th, 2018

NDP critic for International Trade, Tracey Ramsey, made the following statement:

April 12th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada's NDP issued the following statement on Jersey Day, honouring the victims and survivors of the Humboldt Broncos Tragedy:

April 11th, 2018

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.

April 11th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP issued the following statement today on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 10th, 2018

NDP critic for Women's Equality, Sheila Malcolmson, made the following the statement:

April 11th, 2018

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement today on the Day of Pink:

April 9th, 2018

The Leader of Canada’s NDP, Jagmeet Singh, issued the following statement today to recognize Vimy Ridge Day:

April 5th, 2018

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.

April 5th, 2018

The following statement was issued by NDP Ethics Critic, Charlie Angus, NDP Public Safety Critic, Matthew Dubé, and NDP Innovation Critic, Brian Masse:

March 28th, 2018

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. 

March 27th, 2018

The NDP Official Languages critic, François Choquette, made the following statement:

March 27th, 2018

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.

April 3rd, 2018

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.’

March 27th, 2018

The NDP Critic for Sport, Cheryl Hardcastle, made the following statement:

March 22nd, 2018

NDP Critic for the Environment and Climate Change, Alexandre Boulerice, made the following statement: 

March 22nd, 2018

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.

March 21st, 2018

NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, made the following statement in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:

March 20th, 2018

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.  

March 20th, 2018

Le Chef parlementaire du NPD, Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette — Témiscouata — Les Basques), a émis la déclaration suivante :

March 19th, 2018

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.

March 15th, 2018

NEW YORK – Panelists at this morning’s United Nations Convention on the Status of Women reiterated years of calls on the Canadian government to heed international and court direction, and immediately reform treatment of Indigenous women in Canada’s justice and corrections systems.

March 15th, 2018

NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey, made the following statement:

March 14th, 2018

I condemn all acts of terrorism in every part of the world, regardless of who the perpetrators are or who the victims are. Terrorism can never be seen as a way to advance the cause of any one group. It only leads to suffering, pain and death.

March 13th, 2018

OTTAWA – While Prime Minister Trudeau keeps insisting his Liberal government “has the back of thousands of steel and aluminum workers”, New Democrats are calling on the government to actually get down to the business of shoring up our trade remedy system and putting in place real solutions. NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey (Essex) and NDP Finance Critic, Peter Julian (New Westminster-Burnaby) have sent a letter to the Minister of Finance regarding the potential tariffs on imports of Canadian steel and aluminum to the United States. While these tariffs are now delayed, it is clear they will be used as a bargaining chip in NAFTA and that they could still be applied in the future. It is critically important for the Government of Canada to prepare for this action without delay.

March 9th, 2018

NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey, made the following statement:

March 9th, 2018

NDP Critic for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Matthew Dubé (Beloeil – Chambly), made the following statement:

March 8th, 2018

ESSEX – NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey called the government’s signing of the revised TransPacific Partnership a betrayal of Canadian workers and Canadian values. The Liberal government released the text of the wide-ranging TPP only two weeks ago and upon signing the deal, 27 additional side letters (binding and non-binding) were released.

March 8th, 2018

NDP Critic for Women’s Equality, Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), made the following statement:

March 7th, 2018

After years of neglect by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the Federal Liberals are failing to provide protections for marine wildlife, like the Southern Resident Killer Whale population, and have let salmon stocks continue their drastic decline.

March 6th, 2018

NDP Environment Critic Alexandre Boulerice made the following statement:

March 6th, 2018

Helene Laverdière, the NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, and Randall Garrison, the NDP Critic for National Defence made the following statement:

March 6th, 2018

NDP Justice Critic Murray Rankin made the following statement:

March 1st, 2018

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier- Sainte-Marie) is concerned by remaining loopholes in the Liberal government’s legislation on the Arms Trade Treaty following the adoption of amendments by the Foreign Affairs Committee.

March 1st, 2018

For the second time in four months, the Liberal government has voted against an NDP initiative to address the housing needs of Canada’s most vulnerable. The government first voted against an NDP bill to recognize housing as a human right, and today, they have defeated a motion to address Canada’s homelessness crisis.