New Democrats move to break deadlock, deliver for Canadians
OTTAWA – In the face of the second wave of COVID-19, NDP Ethics Critic Charlie Angus presented a plan today to get the government to move forward, come clean with the answers Canadians deserve and focus on working together to deliver for people across Canada.
Much accomplished, more to do for women in Canada
NDP Critic for Women and Gender Equality Lindsay Mathyssen made the following statement on Persons Day:
On World food day, the federal government must ensure people in Canada have the food they need
NDP Critic for Agriculture Alistair MacGregor made the following statement for World Food Day:
Liberals, Conservatives, and Bloc, reject New Democrats call to protect and support veterans
OTTAWA — Yesterday, in the House of Commons, NDP Critic for Veterans Rachel Blaney presented a motion to ensure veterans are not required to repay the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) they've received until after their disability benefits have been processed and paid by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). Incredibly, Members of Parliament from each of the other three recognized parties rejected the proposal.
New government help for small businesses long overdue: NDP
OTTAWA — New Democrats, who have been calling on the government to bring in a rental assistance program that directly helps small business owners since April, are encouraged to see the government finally acting on NDP recommendations today. Now, the government must make the eligibility for the new assistance plan retroactive so that small business owners who shut their doors to support public health get the help they needed from the start.
Trudeau government fails to live up to international development promises
OTTAWA – Recent reports revealed that the Liberal government spent a tiny fraction of the funding they promised in 2018 for international development. The funding was supposed to help create new opportunities for development through innovative financing options and fulfill a portion of the Feminist International Assistance Policy commitments.
Pandemic profiteers and ultra-wealthy must pay their share
NDP proposes host of measures to pay for the help Canadians need
More and more Canadians need the federal government to act on dental care
OTTAWA — While the Liberals have been refusing to implement the NDP’s proposal for a federal dental care program for uninsured Canadians, millions of more Canadians have found themselves in need of that crucial support. Today, the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) released an updated report in response to a request by NDP Health Critic Don Davies that proves the growing need for the NDP’s proposed dental care coverage.
NDP introduces bill to protect more Canadians from abuse
OTTAWA – Today, Randall Garrison, NDP Critic for Justice introduced legislation that would help address domestic violence in Canada by making controlling or coercive conduct in an intimate relationship a criminal offence.