Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en The NPD Will Fund the Sherbrooke-Montreal Train SHERBROOKE — Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and NDP MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke) announced that an NDP government will fund the Sherbrooke-Montreal train project. This promising project will make people's lives more affordable, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, create quality jobs, and stimulate economic development across the region. Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq ff80cf9a-c84a-43c6-ac71-c434f4246a02 Reality Check: 100 Days to Go - Let’s Look at the Record With 100 days left to go before election day, the Liberal and Conservatives keep working for the wealthy and powerful – and breaking their commitments to the rest of us. They make the rich richer – and we pay the price. They give them what they want – and take from what we need. Sat, 13 Jul 2019 12:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0f46670d-e6e6-4f7d-af41-4bbdeac60881 NDP: Let’s Create Good-Paying, Lasting Local Jobs WELLAND – On Friday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, along with NDP candidate and former MP Malcolm Allen (Niagara Centre), NDP candidate Brian Barker (Niagara Falls) and NDP candidate Denis Van Meer (St. Catharine’s), presented the NDP’s plan to build an advanced low-carbon manufacturing economy to create and maintain good paying jobs in the Niagara region – all while fighting climate change and creating products that save people money.   Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 1b2d84bf-38c9-418e-b8a0-b8829f651901 NDP: Andrew Scheer’s Plan is a Climate Disaster NDP Deputy Leader and Environment Critic Alexandre Boulerice made the following statement Thu, 11 Jul 2019 21:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e11203f1-2526-4c16-a7bf-da2298a3574a The NDP’s Cycling Strategy: Solutions to Help People Tackle Traffic and Climate Change OTTAWA – Surrounded by Ottawa candidates, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced that a New Democrat government would implement a cycling strategy to fight climate change and support community planning and design that makes travel safe, convenient and comfortable for everyone, regardless of their mode of transportation.   Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0e33517e-cb77-452e-89c2-422600d278f9 NDP Reacts to Devastating Bombardier Job Cuts OTTAWA - Today, New Democrats reacted to the devastating news that Bombardier will cut more than 500 jobs at their Thunder Bay, Ontario plant. They urged Trudeau’s Liberals to stop throwing the burden on the province and take action to save the Bombardier jobs and prevent future job losses. The NDP is committed to bringing together all levels of government with business and labour leaders to develop a national industrial strategy that will retain and provide good middle-class jobs to Canadian workers.   Wed, 10 Jul 2019 16:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 9a912f25-761a-421d-bca6-9119019c5600 NDP Statement on the Upcoming G20 Meeting in Saudi Arabia NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Guy Caron, made the following statement: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 17:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 9cdd9bb5-9e6a-4d85-a5f1-d84ff1ad9630 Singh Meets with Mayor Tory, Commits to Stronger Partnership to Help People of Toronto TORONTO – On Tuesday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh met with Toronto Mayor John Tory to reiterate the NDP’s commitment to being a strong partner to the people of Toronto. A New Democrat government will work with the city of Toronto to deliver funding for affordable housing, better transit, stronger infrastructure, and reliable services to its people. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f4263892-5bd0-4d7f-a41b-a7d30fd76172 A New Deal to Help Toronto Families with Flooding TORONTO – On Tuesday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh along with NDP candidate for York South – Weston Yafet Tewelde visited the Black Creek Channel and homes in the area impacted by flooding. Singh announced his plan to help families and the city of Toronto deal with climate change impacts and flooding. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 10:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 946346c8-543f-489b-9d2d-1de71fcb4d1f NDP Statement on the 6th anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic tragedy Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 02:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 2562e02d-1f7e-4d44-8a92-a7a3c39c0bac NDP: Stronger Action Needed to Protect Wood Buffalo National Park OTTAWA – At a meeting this week, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee expressed serious concern about the continued deterioration of Wood Buffalo National Park and warned Canada the site could be added to the List of World Heritage in Danger. Following the meeting, the NDP is once again calling on the Liberal government to better protect Canada’s largest national park. Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 097266de-6854-4934-befb-d5e8a272695d NDP: Liberals Abandon Seniors with Meagre OAS and GIS Increases POWELL RIVER – On July 1, Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) payments increased, but according to Réseau FADOQ, the combined increases work out to only an extra $12-16 per month. NDP Seniors Affairs Critic Rachel Blaney noted that seniors are understandably unimpressed. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 16:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 6b483b35-3a0c-4f0d-a9d3-bdcc7c1c2369 NDP Statement on Liberal Appointments in New Brunswick NDP Ethics Critic, Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay), issued the following statement: Tue, 02 Jul 2019 14:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e12997e1-9d5a-4a6c-89b1-aebceb527812 Happy Canada Day! Jagmeet Singh, Leaders of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 3ce14509-735f-42da-97f5-c4d369200d0e NDP Raises Deep Concerns About Links Between Canadian Company and the Sudan Military Regime RIMOUSKI - Sat, 29 Jun 2019 18:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4621765c-624e-496d-9521-913ba997be4d Diplomatic Disagreement with China: Liberals Must Stand up for our Agricultural Producers Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 19:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq ca984b01-091b-4e88-bbda-d100df53a1d2 NDP: Access to Employment Insurance must be Improved OTTAWA - Today, the NDP reacted to a report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives that recommends significant reforms to the Employment Insurance system to make it more accessible, particularly for low-income workers. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 17:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq db02f41b-1702-4b15-bdfb-f8e170370594 New Democrats Call for Bolstering Our Economy and Jobs Through Building Fighter Jets in Canada OTTAWA – On Thursday, NDP Defence Critic Randall Garrison called on Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to use a made in Canada approach to replace Canada’s aging CF-18 fighter jets. New Democrats continue to support a fully open and transparent competition to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s aging CF-18 fighter jets, but one which encourages bidders to provide the best value for money for Canada. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 17:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 212e6aa1-7664-4c4e-ac16-10c054598d70 NDP: Liberal Plan for High-Speed Train Development Falls Short TROIS-RIVIÈRES – Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and NDP Transportation Critic Robert Aubin expressed their confusion at the Liberal government’s announcement of their intention to fund another study in conjunction with the Canadian Infrastructure Bank (CIB) to review Via Rail’s proposal for the High-Speed Rail project in the Quebec City-Toronto Corridor. Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq b49e6ece-d73b-4c4b-b3c7-e3bea966c3f2 NDP statement on Quebec's National Holiday and Saint-Jean Baptiste Day Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 81aeb607-0aff-4675-8630-fc9751f872c9 NDP Statement marking the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 22f54ff6-d53c-4e32-8ce4-49e41707cd86 NDP: Let’s End Employment Discrimination Faced by Members of the LGBTQI2S+ Community Before marching in the Toronto Pride parade, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following announcement: Sun, 23 Jun 2019 12:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 50f01e80-fab0-4018-9873-7bbebf3cb01d Canada Must Do More to Protect LGBTQ2+ Refugees NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and NDP Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Critic Jenny Kwan made the following statement: “Being LGBTQ2+ is a crime in more than 70 countries. And in 14 countries, people still face death or life imprisonment just for being who they are.    Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq aae4d7a4-5000-4f75-a7bf-819d11451e6b NDP Statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 95e0a04f-8969-4f51-904c-41b7804bbf44 The NDP is on Your Side to Make Life Better and More Affordable OTTAWA – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh marked the end of the parliamentary session on a strong note reminding people that an NDP MP is someone who stands up for everyday people. Over the last four years, the NDP fought to make life more affordable, to protect our environment, to reduce inequalities and defend workers’ rights. Meanwhile, Trudeau’s Liberals and Scheer’s Conservatives took the side of the richest corporations and helped them profit on the backs of everyday Canadians. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8a467bf8-319e-4864-8bd5-3ad2559014a5 Government Must Respect All Party Committee Recommendation to Avoid Billion Dollar Boondoggle OTTAWA –This week, a Parliamentary Committee called on the government to release critical information about its controversial plan to overhaul the central heating and cooling infrastructure that services some 80 buildings in the National Capital Region.   Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq caeb09a6-d4d5-47a4-a861-c45db144d025 NDP Continues the Fight for Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility OTTAWA – Today, Liberal and Conservative MPs have acted in concert to defeat Bill C-331, the International Promotion and Protection of Human Rights Act. The bill would have given non-citizens the ability to bring civil suits to Canadian federal courts for clear violations of Indigenous peoples’ rights, labour, environmental and basic human rights committed outside of Canada.  Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0ab92be3-4e6e-460d-8a29-f1502ae3ed46 RED FLAGS ON SIDEWALK LABS SHOULD HALT PROJECT: NDP OTTAWA – On Tuesday, NDP Vice Chair of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee, Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay), raised concerns over the Toronto Sidewalk Labs deal. The evidence gathered in recent parliamentary hearings has raised serious questions about the public benefit of this project. In a supplemental report to the committee’s report on privacy and digital government issued yesterday focusing on the controversial Sidewalk Toronto project, Angus says this project should be halted. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8b72df86-bc7e-45ec-be54-a0fb25832f4b ALL PARTIES UNITED ON NDP MOTION TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST TAMILS OTTAWA – Today, the House of Commons passed NDP Human Rights Critic Cheryl Hardcastle’s unanimous consent motion regarding the atrocities committed in Sri Lanka against the Tamils. Together, all parliamentarians agreed to seek justice for all families, survivors and victims of violence and war in Sri Lanka.  Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq cca75cf5-0ff5-4c43-9273-bb1aeba49163 NDP Renews Calls for Ending Sex Discrimination in the Indian Act OTTAWA – On Tuesday, New Democrat MPs Georgina Jolibois (Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River) and Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East) once again called on the Liberal government to not only enact provisions of Bill S-3, but also to entirely end systemic discrimination against First Nations women.  Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 03223952-4a91-4bb2-b2e3-480dbd988670