Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en NDP Calls on the Liberals to Increase the International Assistance Envelope OTTAWA - Regardless of the additional funding designated for humanitarian and development assistance tabled in the 2018 and 2019 budgets, Canada’s official development assistance continues to be the lowest in history, stalled at less than half of the United Nations target percentage of GNI, which Canada committed to almost 50 years ago. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f5c8ffcd-d215-4dc5-8bc7-9e6661b42ee0 NDP: Bring in Affordable Internet and Cellular Services for All Canadians OTTAWA – High-speed internet and cellular services are a necessity for Canadians, despite this, broadband access and wireless services are far from being affordable or reliable in Canada. Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh introduced the NDP’s new website as a place for Canadians to share their story about internet and cellular fees. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 3ac3043f-9d19-4323-bb0b-5a1b8d61ee16 NDP Statement on International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 94322425-47a0-43c6-a394-7f9895cda06f NDP Statement on Trump's Comment on Golan "President Trump’s decision to recognize the sovereignty of Israel over the Golan Heights runs contrary to international law and UN Security Council resolutions, and will further complicate a very tense situation on the border. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq c0af3c73-799a-4713-a38d-5a743d541bd6 2019 Liberal Budget Fails Indigenous Communities OTTAWA – Budget 2019 was Prime Minister Trudeau’s last chance to put people first. Instead, the Liberals delivered a budget that fails to address the most basic needs for Indigenous communities in Canada. The budget echoes no urgency to tackle the on-reserve housing crisis and there is no additional money for health services in Indigenous communities, while health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people are immense. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f236e9e5-9ecf-42b8-a895-59c4e003a5f8 NDP Bill to make National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a Statutory Holiday Passes OTTAWA — Today marks a step forward towards Reconciliation. NDP MP Georgina Jolibois’ Bill C-369, to make the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a statutory holiday, passed through the House of Commons. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 35b195b2-696e-468b-8e93-37e425085ae0 Justin Trudeau's Budget Fails Quebecers OTTAWA – Once again this year, Justin Trudeau ignored the needs of Quebecers with the federal budget. The people of Quebec deserve a government in Ottawa that will do its part to help build a better future. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq c85e3540-8757-4089-9e7f-21d99d391049 NDP Statement on the occasion of Holi Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f21f986f-9281-4eec-aa11-d2f7369ca2b8 NDP Statement on the occasion Of Purim Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 44681d1b-2302-42a7-b3e7-5f75b7bf91cc NDP Statement on the International Day of La Francophonie Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 3ff9234c-315f-48e9-9a16-415ad9294f73 Jagmeet’s first day in the House Check out Jagmeet’s first question and what Canadians are saying about this exciting and historic day! Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f174c846-c206-491c-b20f-b11f911387dc Budget 2019: Trudeau's Liberals Put Richest Corporations Ahead of People and Canadians are Paying the Price OTTAWA – Today was Justin Trudeau's last chance to deliver a budget that puts Canadians first. Instead, Canadians received a budget that maintains business as usual and continues massive giveaways to big corporations while people are struggling to make ends meet. Trudeau's Liberals had a golden opportunity to show Canadians they are on their side – to repair the damage of decades of Conservative and Liberal cuts to services – and they clearly missed the mark. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq aed6f5f4-ecf0-45e3-af45-0dfdd590c335 Liberals Don’t Want Canadians to Hear the Truth OTTAWA – This morning, Liberal Members on the Justice Committee used their majority to block former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould from telling Canadians her whole story. Despite arguing last Friday that this matter would be dealt with at the committee meeting today, Canadians have now been told that they don’t deserve the truth. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 94beed06-9b43-49d0-8077-5109c847eb0f NDP Statement on Creation of Independent Body to Investigate Harassment and Abuse Complaints in Sport NDP Critic for Sport and Persons with Disabilities Cheryl Hardcastle made the following statement: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f741e895-1347-4d7c-a605-0f5dd125da3a Jagmeet Singh Officially Sworn In to the House of Commons Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada and newly elected Member of Parliament for Burnaby South, made the following statement on Sunday as he made history as the first racialized leader of a party to be sworn in to the House of Commons: Sun, 17 Mar 2019 15:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 30a20058-839c-46d0-8e36-52cc68db8721 NDP Statement on Safe Third Country Agreement Jenny Kwan, NDP Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Critic, made the following statement:  Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq c5fb99d3-9bf4-49a2-9ac1-83ce5029d778 Jagmeet Singh Announces New Critic Responsibilities for NDP caucus Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, announced changes to critic roles and responsibilities today. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 80d30da4-1d07-4baa-8175-9611af73ba3c NDP Calls on Liberals to Rebalance the Scales of Justice OTTAWA – Today, at an emergency meeting of the Standing Committee on Justice, NDP MP Tracey Ramsey (Essex) called once again for the Liberal government to show real leadership and transparency to Canadians by allowing the former Attorney General of Canada, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to tell a full account of the events that transpired with the Prime Minister's Office's interference scandal. Ramsey's motion was not defeated, instead, the Liberal MPs on the committee undemocratically called to abruptly end the meeting, refusing debate, denying transparency and withholding justice. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 21:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 7b3b6984-ec24-4796-ad9c-b15eb46f696a NDP: Budget Last Chance for Liberals to Provide Canadians the help they need OTTAWA – On Wednesday, the NDP submitted its priorities for Justin Trudeau’s last federal budget before the election. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Finance Critic Peter Julian are calling on the Liberal government to address urgent issues impacting Canadians across the country, including the unprecedented housing crisis, rising out-of-pocket health care costs, and the critical lack of affordable, high-quality childcare. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 3514d4bc-7223-449f-9877-23bc90fdf7ea A letter from NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian: Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Morneau, Wed, 13 Mar 2019 09:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 09fe9561-0509-47f9-8967-de86fad634a7 The Liberal Government Must Ground Boeing 737 Max 8 Aircrafts Until Causes of Accident are Known NDP Transportation Critic Robert Aubin made the following statement: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 12:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 020cc201-5ed5-4c9a-ad31-ddc7930f21b2 Day of Action on affordable housing Check out what Canadians had to say about our work this weekend! Mon, 11 Mar 2019 17:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4ec8d244-11ff-4252-acf9-828cd49056db JAGMEET SINGH WILL BE AN ALLY FOR QUEBEC The NDP Leader appoints Alexandre Boulerice as Deputy Leader of the NDP. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq d2e21707-7f09-4c24-bf02-151b779e0c12 NDP Statement on International Women’s Day Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq da0cdd9d-4951-413b-bd66-04299edb0c35 Justin Trudeau’s Real Environmental Record Alexandre Boulerice, the NDP Environment Critic, issued the following statement: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 727d8078-b533-4962-b621-2cdaa3eaac78 Conservatives Disconnected from Reality Canadians Face OTTAWA – Andrew Scheer’s announcement on home energy costs demonstrates the Conservatives’ disconnect with the seriousness of what Canadians are going through. New Democrats have a plan that will bring relief to Canadians faced with a housing crisis, rising medication costs, and who are struggling to make ends meet. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 05a11d05-f5ec-457c-bf6d-75e38d34a5d2 Statement from NDP Health Critic on the Interim Pharmacare Report Don Davies, NDP Health Critic, made the following statement in response to the release of the interim report from the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a8fb753f-e70b-4a76-ad76-7f91e7fe03ea The PMO scandal shows whose side Trudeau is on – and it's not yours. A message from our National Director, Melissa Bruno: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 5c1f59e7-0dec-44f8-a5ca-585930719fd9 NDP STATEMENT ON THE RESIGNATION OF MINISTER PHILPOTT FROM CABINET "It’s clear Canadians need a public inquiry now more than ever.    Jane Philpott's resignation from Cabinet is not only further evidence of PMO interference and improper pressure on the Attorney General, it also highlights the need to waive solicitor-client privilege to hear what happened between the Prime Minister, his office, Jody Wilson-Raybould and cabinet after she was fired. Mon, 04 Mar 2019 14:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 9b0ee3b3-1547-42b0-873d-474337d6a7ea Prime Minister’s Office Scandal: Recall the House Jagmeet Singh, the NDP Leader, made the following statement: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4f65b22b-087c-4c7a-9ead-cf91b3281d5c