Liberals Refuse to Help Canadians who need Insurance from Serious Illness or Injury
OTTAWA – New Democrats know that Canadians who suffer from an illness or injury deserve insurance in their time of need. NDP Critic for Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Daniel Blaikie, tabled a bill in the House of Commons to increase the special Employment Insurance sickness benefits from 15 weeks to 50 weeks.
“Many Canadians suffering from cancer or other diseases with a long treatment period simply need more financial support than...
An important conversation on Wet’suwet’en
Yesterday, while Justin Trudeau was trying to say as little as possible and the Conservatives were driving divisions, New Democrats were building solutions. We brought together Members of Parliament, representing Canadians from coast to coast to coast, to engage in an important discussion on the growing protests across the country stemming from the situation in the Wet'suwet'en territories.
Jagmeet Singh Reaches out to Premiers on Pharmacare
OTTAWA – This week, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh sent lettersto Canada’s Premiers to update them on the NDP’s plan to bring in pharmacare for all and to seek their support to make sure every person in their province or territory is covered.
People Need Help Now, Let’s Implement Pharmacare Coverage for All
VANCOUVER – Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh welcomed workers in the healthcare field and people who have struggled with the costs of medication to hear their stories and discuss the need for medication coverage for all. New Democrats will soon table their first piece of legislation which will be a bill to implement pharmacare coverage for everyone.
Action Needed to Address Violence Against Women
OTTAWA – Today, New Democrats are joining other opposition parties in the House calling for hearings into a Parole Board decision that resulted in the murder of 22-year-old Marylène Lévesque.
NDP: Fast-track Bill Requiring Sexual Assault Training for Judges
OTTAWA – Today, New Democrats are asking all Members of Parliament to support a motion that would fast-track the passing of a bill that requires sexual assault training for judges.
“Survivors of sexual assault deserve to feel heard and supported in our justice system. Additional training for judges about sexual assault will ensure survivors’ wellbeing is being considered throughout the process,” said NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. “Canadians expect us to...
NDP Statement on International Development Week
The NDP Critic for International Development, Heather McPherson, released the following statement:
New Democrats Continue to Advocate for Changes to Medical Assistance in Dying
OTTAWA – New Democrats have heard the concerns of many Canadians about unnecessary suffering caused by our current medical assistance in dying legislation and are calling for quick action to address this problem.
“We have an opportunity in this parliament to alleviate the suffering of Canadians who have been unable to access medical assistance in dying or have had to make the difficult choice to end their lives sooner than they wanted because of the...
New Democrats call on Liberals to stop short-changing Veterans
OTTAWA – New facts obtained from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) by the NDP show that the Liberals are still refusing to deliver the funding and services Canadian veterans need and are owed. Despite promises to do better than the Conservatives, the numbers prove that the Liberals took hundreds of millions of dollars that were owed to veterans and slipped it back into their own bottom line.