Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en Foreign Affairs Committee Agrees to Opposition Call for Briefing on China NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, Hélène Laverdière, issued the following statement: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 6d24c71f-00c0-4bd8-a5d5-8e5c308172a5 NDP Statement on One Year Anniversary of Core Announcement Cheryl Hardcastle, NDP Critic for International Human Rights, issued the following statement: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 382bcdc7-96c5-45bd-906b-ab8da6dfeac5 NDP statement on Thai Pongal Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 21:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 2a7fe1f6-16b3-4f1c-977b-6f343bee6816 NDP: Trudeau Must Meet with GM and Implement National Auto Strategy WINDSOR – At a rally in Windsor, overlooking the Detroit River and the General Motors World headquarters, Brian Masse, NDP Innovation, Science and Economic Development Critic, called on the Prime Minister to stand up for workers laid off by GM in Oshawa. Justin Trudeau must immediately meet with GM’s CEO, Mary Barra, and implement the national auto strategy that was delivered a year ago by the government’s own appointed Chair of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC). Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0996d479-c1a7-4258-b948-9bcdc42fe0ac Jagmeet Singh Says By-Elections Are a Chance to Send Trudeau a Message BURNABY – After months of delays, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh launched his campaign for the by-election in Burnaby South on Wednesday following the Trudeau government’s announcement that the vote will take place on February 25th. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 83f66d92-597d-40ed-bbcd-91c6521f2248 Merry Christmas! Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Mon, 24 Dec 2018 09:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 96fccbbe-38fc-46bc-8276-1e3a6b7a975d NDP Statement on Electoral Reform in British Columbia Nathan Cullen, NDP Electoral Reform Critic, made the following statement: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 19:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq aed36ab5-27f1-474e-b270-fe7c10f4a160 NDP Statement on Liberals’ Billion Dollar Gift to Oil and Gas Companies Alexandre Boulerice, NDP Environment Critic, made the following statement: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 18:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq d11fb6e1-6bc7-4178-84b8-2dab10307547 Jagmeet Singh Pushes Trudeau Government to Save Brampton Campus BRAMPTON – On Wednesday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh urged the Trudeau Liberal government to step in and save the planned Ryerson University campus in Brampton following Premier Doug Ford’s decision to cancel provincial support for the project. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8fdc3f11-0410-4dfe-ab64-936e579b1c38 NDP Statement on the Twentieth Anniversary of Canada's Signing of the Rome Statute Hélène Laverdière, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, made the following statement: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 43cd9cfa-2210-4ec9-ba9f-a867c7f3cefb NDP: Liberals Must Intervene in Via Rail Contract Robert Aubin, NDP Transportation Critic, Tracey Ramsey, NDP International Trade Critic, and Karine Trudel, NDP Labour Critic, issued the following statement: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 5741edd6-4e41-40af-afad-d7b2da1e88ed Liberals' Bill of Rights Does Not Protect Canadian Air Travelers: NDP OTTAWA - Despite over a decade of NDP calls and action on the Canadian Airline Bill of Rights, Minister Garneau's announcement today includes no regulations to protect air travel consumers this holiday season or before the end of 2019. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 23:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 57b4c977-877f-4aed-bdfe-7a475ea6a937 NDP Statement on Donald Trump deporting Vietnamese immigrants NDP Critic for Immigration, Jenny Kwan, NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs Hélène Laverdière and NDP MP from Salaberry—Suroît, Anne Minh-Thu Quach, made the following statement: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq fc68ebd2-4f16-484a-b30d-e996626ffcd3 2018 in Review: Liberals Choose Rich Corporations Over Everyday People OTTAWA – Trudeau’s Liberal government’s record in 2018 is defined by an unwillingness to help out Canadians struggling to make ends meet, but proves they are more than willing to give massive tax giveaways to the most profitable corporations and richest people in society, according to the NDP. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e1223fa2-6ce5-4cdb-a03e-55e33f693978 NDP: Liberals Must Act to Reduce the Rates of New HIV Infections OTTAWA – On Wednesday, NDP LGBTQ2+ Critic Randall Garrison (Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke) asked the Prime Minister why his government has cut funding to many frontline HIV/AIDS organizations and failed to increase access to testing when the number of new infections in Canada is continuing to rise. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 76c95e4e-5908-49c4-820d-395fb3022d0a NDP Secures Transparency on Forced Sterilization in Canada OTTAWA – On Tuesday, NDP Health Critic, Don Davies (Vancouver – Kingsway) secured a key meeting on the forced sterilization of women in Canada at the Standing Committee on Health. Davies won unanimous support from his colleagues when he moved a motion calling for the Department of Health to provide a briefing, at the earliest opportunity, on forced sterilization, which has disproportionately impacted Indigenous women. This follows NDP Women’s Equality Critic Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo – Ladysmith)’s win at the Status of Women committee last week, where her similar motion resulted in Indigenous Services Canada officials appearing to answer questions at committee on Monday. Attempts to pass another motion at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Affairs committee by NDP MPs Rachel Blaney and Niki Ashton were also made. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f0cc3705-dbcb-41cf-8afd-208015813e5c NDP: Immediate Action Needed on the Opioid Crisis OTTAWA – On Monday, as the opioid crisis claims more lives every day, the NDP called on the Liberal government for a federal declaration of a national public health emergency.  New Democrats urged Trudeau’s government to commit significant new dollars and resources to combat what is inarguably a deepening crisis that is affecting every region of the country. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0190026f-997e-4d16-97cf-35019656c367 The NDP Observes the 70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Statement by Hélène Laverdière, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic and Cheryl Hardcastle, NDP International Human Rights Critic Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq b75d0bc9-07a3-4991-9d53-61f2622e75e8 NDP calls on Liberals to Fund  Women, Peace and Security Agenda OTTAWA – New Democrats welcome the creation of the Women, Peace and Security Ambassador. Although this is a step in the right direction, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier – Sainte-Marie) calls on the Liberal government to guarantee funding for the newly created Women, Peace and Security Ambassador. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 839d393c-967d-4c2d-9305-8ad096d94dda Trans Mountain Expansion Risk Outweighs Potential Benefit OTTAWA – On Wednesday, NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian presented the Federal NDP’s submission to the NEB on the plans for the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. New Democrats believe that this review process must be overhauled in order to restore public trust in the ability of our regulatory system to protect our environment and Canadians’ public safety. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 63b442fb-1f32-4514-aa43-ffa95df82e74 Climate change: beyond partisanship OTTAWA - On Thursday, at the initiative of Pierre Nantel, Member of Parliament for Longueuil - St-Hubert, three opposition parties asked their Liberal and Conservative colleagues to depoliticize the climate issue. Their goal is to form a common climate front, a collective war effort to fight global warming. During COP24, the leaders of the NDP, Bloc Québécois and Green Party reached out to the government and the Official Opposition, inviting them to join forces to meet our climate targets. The three leaders propose that the Prime Minister holds a meeting of all party leaders in January 2019, or as soon as possible upon Parliament's return, to agree on non-partisan climate actions. This follows Pierre Nantel's open letter to all party leaders, inviting them to put aside partisanship and together appoint a non-partisan climate change war minister. “We are facing a crisis, an emergency, and that is why I proposed to all parties to join forces,” said Pierre Nantel. “A partisan and electoral approach will waste too much time. The most important thing is to depoliticize the climate issue and make it an absolute priority for everyone.” “Combating global warming is a priority worldwide and we have proposed concrete and achievable solutions,” said Jagmeet Singh. “It is clear that today, we must come together.  Canadians expect us to live up to their expectations.” “This is a serious time. We no longer have the luxury of partisanship. We have a responsibility, both collectively and individually, to act now to address the climate crisis and that is why the Bloc Québécois is responding to this call,” added Mario Beaulieu. “I am so pleased to see all my colleagues in the House of Commons working together on this issue,” said Elizabeth May. “I am pleased to see all parties reaching out to the Prime Minister to ensure that we become leaders in the fight against climate change.” Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 29bf77ea-1f8f-4b9e-85c6-cf9654b4118f NDP Statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 17f55945-94c7-4bdd-9279-3e92bed558a1 NDP Urges Liberals to Expunge Criminal Records for Cannabis Possession OTTAWA – With cannabis now legal in Canada, too many people with criminal records for simple possession still face real hardships that affect their opportunities with employment, their ability to travel, and as a result, their livelihood. On Thursday, the NDP’s Justice Critic Murray Rankin urged the Liberal government to erase criminal records for minor cannabis possession, and urged the government to support his bill, C-415, which is scheduled for debate on Friday. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 13:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq cacdfe46-21d0-4a86-989d-48617ecdbe2f NDP in Solidarity with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls OTTAWA –  To mark tomorrow’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, New Democrats joined with the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the PSAC National Indigenous Peoples’ Circle to stand in solidarity with all of the Indigenous women and girls who have been a victim or survivor of violence. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq db4d0d0b-61f8-4b2c-b8ad-949c1785a038 NDP Motion on Ocean Plastics Passes in the Commons OTTAWA – On Wednesday, NDP MP Gord Johns’ (Courtenay-Alberni) Private Member’s Motion to combat marine plastics pollution was passed unanimously in the House of Commons. The motion calls for a national framework for the reduction and eventual elimination of plastic pollution in aquatic environments. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq bbd15122-edc1-48da-8f8d-bab8f15631a5 New Democrats Support Continued and Expanded Canadian Assistance to Ukraine Randall Garrison, NDP National Defence Critic, Hélène Laverdière, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, and Linda Duncan, NDP MP for Edmonton Strathcona, issued the following statement:  Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 1589f89b-ce5b-4a14-8c54-794d036eef8c EI "Black Hole": NDP calls on Liberals to act OTTAWA – On Tuesday, NDP Parliamentary Leader Guy Caron, NDP Critic for Jobs, Employment, Precarious Work and Workforce Development, Niki Ashton, and NDP Critic for Families, Children and Social Development, Brigitte Sansoucy, asked the Liberal government to help seasonal workers in Quebec and New Brunswick affected by the "black hole" of employment insurance. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 15:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 655fb841-487a-441a-9ffe-8603a0f3b4da NDP Statement on International Day of Persons with Disabilities Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4b8bd417-507f-4b2a-b0f4-8df1a7b50cf3 COP24: Liberals Must Act Now to Tackle Climate Change OTTAWA – On Monday, New Democrats stressed the need for immediate action to tackle climate change by presenting their priorities for the COP24 meetings happening this week in Poland. Trudeau’s Liberal government cannot go to COP24 to simply defend how they will miss their reduction targets; they must instead take the opportunity to significantly increase their action to address the most pressing crisis facing Canadians. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 13b5e6ff-800d-4ac5-9226-c094ce562705 NDP Statement on Hanukkah Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Sun, 02 Dec 2018 10:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 2a48911a-4649-4c4e-b393-8ecedc20bf1d