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Singh says health funding offer troubling news for staffing crisis

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh released the following statement in response to emerging details the federal government’s new Canada Health Transfer offer to provinces:
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February 6

NDP tables report on raises and respect for care-economy workers

OTTAWA – On Monday, Bonita Zarrillo (Port Moody-Coquitlam) tabled a report in the House of Commons on labour shortages and working conditions in the care economy — which includes sectors like health care and social services. This study, pushed by Zarrillo, comes as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to meet with Premiers to discuss Canada’s health-care crisis.
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February 6

NDP study into greedflation and rising grocery costs to hear from grocery executives

OTTAWA – On Monday, an NDP study into corporate greed and the sky-high costs of food will resume at a parliament committee with testimony from senior grocery executives, including Metro.
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February 6

NDP Statement on International Development Week

The NDP Critic for International Development, Heather McPherson, released the following statement: 
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February 6

Déclaration du NPD à l’occasion de la Semaine du développement international

La porte-parole du NPD en matière de Développement international, Heather McPherson, a fait la déclaration suivante :
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February 6

NDP’s motion to investigate big firms with huge government outsourcing contracts to be voted on by all parties

OTTAWA – On Monday NDP Public Services and Procurement critic Gord Johns will lead a vote to expand the parliamentary committee investigation into the $100 million in McKinsey contracts to expand to other firms who’ve received even larger government contracts.
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February 6

Health union leaders and NDP call for health funding to go to hiring – not for-profit corps that will poach

 
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February 3

Jagmeet Singh calls on Liberal government to address the nursing shortage in Hamilton

At Hamilton Health Sciences, 700 critical nursing jobs are vacant – under Justin Trudeau the nursing shortage has gotten five times worse   HAMILTON — Hamilton has 700 vacant nursing jobs — and that shortage of crucial health-care workers has only increased since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office. Days before the premiers’ meeting on federal health transfers, Canada’s NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and NDP MP Matthew Green (Hamilton Centre) called on Trudeau...
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February 2

NDP MP Bonita Zarrillo pushes the Canada Disability Benefit Act forward for Canadians

OTTAWA – On Thursday, NDP Critic for Disability Inclusion, Bonita Zarrillo (Port Moody–Coquitlam) forced a vote on the Canada Disability Benefit Act to urgently deliver help for Canadians living with a disability. The bill is now at the last stage of the legislative process and Canadians living with a disability are one step closer to receiving the help they deserve.
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