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Minister Blair must take action to address systemic racism: NDP

ST. JOHN’S – New Democrats are questioning Minister Blair’s ability to take the transformative action needed to deal with systemic racism in Canadian policing. Recent reports from the Ontario Human Rights Commission and Tribunal have revealed troubling statistics about systemic racism and a culture of sexual harassment within the Toronto Police Services (TPS) during his tenure as police chief.
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September 16

Angus calls on Hajdu to implement the National Suicide Prevention Strategy

Little has happened since M-174 passed parliament a year ago. COVID has made things worse.
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September 12

Homelessness in Canada is another example of empty Liberal words

VANCOUVER – Three years after the Liberal government announced what they called their National Housing Strategy (NHS), people in several provinces still haven’t seen a dime of support for housing and the entire NHS still completely ignores the ​dire housing situation for urban, rural, and northern Indigenous people. 
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September 8

Liberals shouldn’t make students pay the price for Trudeau’s WE scandal 

OTTAWA – With already limited job prospects compounded by retail and service industry shutdowns and increased costs for university and college, young Canadians have been some of the hardest hit financially by the pandemic. Things were made worse when the Liberals failed to come through with the nearly billion dollars in support they promised through the Canadian Student Service Grant (CSSG). Today, NDP Critic for Post Secondary Education, Lindsay Mathyssen, called on the government to...
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September 7

NDP Statement on Labour Day

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement:
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September 4

Liberals must come back to work to get Canadians the help they need

OTTAWA — New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government to come back to work for Canadians who are relying on them for help.
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September 2

MP McPherson urges UCP to use federal dollars for education wisely

After successfully fighting to get federal funding to help with back to school this year, NDP MP for Edmonton Strathcona Heather McPherson is calling on Jason Kenney’s UCP government to make sure the federal money goes where it is most needed to keep Alberta kids safe.
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September 1

NDP responds to former residential schools named national historic sites

NDP deputy critic for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Indigenous Services, Gord Johns, made the following statement:
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September 1

Documents reveal Liberal minister drove WE agenda for government

OTTAWA –Internal government documents reveal that Liberal minister Bardish Chagger played a key role in putting WE Charity in the driver’s seat of the now failed student service grant program worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
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August 31

Federal action needed to fix Nunavut Housing Crisis: MP Qaqqaq

IQALUIT – After visiting eight communities over 21 days and speaking with local authorities and hundreds of Nunavummiut about their unique challenges with safe and affordable housing, NDP Critic for Northern Affairs, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, concluded her housing tour by addressing the media today.
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