Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en The NDP Calls for More Sustainable Infrastructure SAINT-DOMINIQUE – The NDP Critic for Infrastructure and Communities, Brigitte Sansoucy, held a press conference to demand that the Liberal government integrate criteria that favour sustainable infrastructure projects in its tendering process. The NDP believes that funds used to build sustainable infrastructure must not be perceived as expenses, but as sustainable investments that lead to important economic spinoffs, while protecting the environment and minimizing adverse consequences for our communities. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 82b2b9ce-07f0-4779-a3a2-a0725c0eef21 Jagmeet Singh Pushes for More Affordable Medication Now BURNABY – On Wednesday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called on the Trudeau government to implement immediate measures to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Canadians and make pharmaceutical companies more accountable to patients. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 476a08f6-a2ae-4212-b164-90287e9eb98c NDP Statement on the Situation in India Cheryl Hardcastle, NDP Human Rights Critic, made the following statement: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq fed43263-5b0c-4a1b-b182-f420179cec98 NDP Statement on The International Day Against The Use of Child Soldiers Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq be1d0de2-98fd-4bdb-b6cd-a0b498b0ffe2 NDP Statement on Canada’s Agriculture Day Alistair MacGregor, NDP Agriculture Critic, issued the following statement: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq dbd84d7a-61f9-450c-b446-aea5d0141e90 Jagmeet Singh Statement on the Resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f8819958-8557-4fe6-850d-358b64bf5e83 NDP: Let’s Ban Single-Use Plastics by 2022 MONTREAL - On Tuesday, the NDP presented their plan to put the health of people and the environment first by calling for a ban on single-use plastics by 2022, as part of a broader Waste Reduction Strategy. When it comes to combatting plastic pollution, Justin Trudeau’s inaction won’t get the job done. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 9f88b6a0-5d6e-4d59-9edf-916caba6a48d Justin Trudeau is Failing to Address the Housing Crisis Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have neglected the housing crisis in Canada for too long, turning their backs on families who are struggling to find housing in the communities where they want to live and work. Since he’s been elected, Justin Trudeau has proved that he doesn’t understand what it’s like to struggle to find and pay for housing; he doesn’t get the urgency of the matter. But that’s the reality for far too many Canadians: it is harder than ever to find and pay for housing. People simply can’t get ahead.   Under Justin Trudeau’s government: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8b4236ec-6c89-44a3-95d7-5ab30d0622b4 Ethics Commissioner Agrees to NDP Request, Launches Investigation into Justin Trudeau & SNC-Lavalin OTTAWA – On Monday, the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, agreed to a request from New Democrats to begin an investigation into the attempts by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his office to provide SNC-Lavalin with a reduced punishment stemming from serious corruption charges. This is the latest in a long string of scandals that make it clear whose side Justin Trudeau is on: corporations and the super-rich. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 778b0d27-1a2a-4b7f-bdcd-bb98c700684a NDP Statement on the International Year of Indigenous Languages Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a92430fd-db10-485b-8b0d-ae90d67d8259 Pharmacare for all A message from Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada's NDP Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq d58d2f8e-ed2d-4c45-aedc-3b8de751a26d Singh calls on Trudeau to Launch Ethics Investigation into ‘Preferential Treatment’ of SNC-Lavalin BURNABY – On Friday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to invite the Federal Ethics Commissioner to investigate the government’s actions regarding SNC-Lavalin which may have resulted in the removal of Jody Wilson-Raybould from her position as Attorney General of Canada. Fri, 08 Feb 2019 10:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq afa2aa15-6f56-473b-b81f-7a03cce2ccb4 NDP Statement on Mould Crisis in Cat Lake NDP Critic for Indigenous Youth Charlie Angus made the following statement: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 18:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 7063326c-3bdd-406e-b5fb-fc42497f3420 Paul Dewar – An inspiration to all of us That is how the NDP family is remembering Paul Dewar today. Wed, 06 Feb 2019 18:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4fb9c1f0-0a9f-43c0-83af-c17950b66173 NDP Reacts to Liberals’ Bill on Indigenous Languages OTTAWA – On Tuesday, the NDP reacted to the Liberals' bill on Indigenous languages by highlighting major flaws in the legislation that don’t meet Indigenous Peoples’ expectations. The bill fails to guarantee stable funding that Indigenous communities depend on to preserve their languages and support language keepers and teachers. Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0d9a91d2-e639-45f5-a42a-87bed2340442 Canadians shouldn’t have to rack up credit card debt to get the medicine their family needs BURNABY – On Wednesday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh outlined his party’s plan to provide medication coverage for all Canadians by announcing the NDP would implement a universal, public, comprehensive pharmacare system across Canada. While the Liberal government’s leaked plan on prescription drugs was welcomed news for insurance and pharmaceutical companies, many have pointed out it will leave millions of Canadians unable to afford the medication they need. Wed, 06 Feb 2019 01:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 26f4ab4e-60d2-483d-af9f-cd9d7fc5056a Liberals Vote Against Affordable Housing OTTAWA – On Tuesday, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government showed what they think about the urgent housing crisis affecting people throughout the country by voting against a plan that aimed to bring immediate relief to Canadians. The NDP called on the Liberal government to adequately address Canada’s housing crisis by immediately investing funds needed in this year’s federal budget, but the Liberal government voted not to implement these urgent measures. Tue, 05 Feb 2019 21:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 7aea6e04-ea26-4323-a675-81cdf103f8f9 NDP Statement On Chinese Lunar New Year Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 15:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq b8c496b0-e532-4acf-8033-ad3666095d5d Laverdière Nominates Loujain Al-Hathloul for Nobel Peace Prize OTTAWA – NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, Hélène Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie), announced on Tuesday that she has nominated Saudi women’s rights activist, Loujain al-Hathloul, for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 54e2daf9-ba84-4bdc-a5cc-5a9f30323804 NDP Statement on International Development Week Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 94585d3c-9c6f-4b91-bfd2-a1cce64f3160 NDP Calls for a National Suicide Prevention Action Plan OTTAWA – M-174, a motion introduced by NDP MP Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay), calling for a National Suicide Prevention Action Plan had its first hour of debate today. Mon, 04 Feb 2019 13:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 314a2a88-8976-486e-ad9a-20cf080e9a17 NDP Statement on Black History Month Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 03217936-fe5a-4ad8-889c-98e0890d3b4b Mathyssen Appointed NDP Critic for Women’s Equality OTTAWA – MP Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) is the new NDP Critic for Women’s Equality.   Mathyssen takes on the role from Sheila Malcolmson who retired from the House of Commons in order to run for a provincial seat in British Columbia. Mathyssen is reprising her role as NDP Women’s Critic, previously held from 2006 to 2011, and is looking forward to the challenge. Wed, 30 Jan 2019 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 88ab6467-31ff-4cf4-bdeb-94cbc6be6f6d NDP Calls out Liberal Inaction on Mould in First Nations Homes Liberals’ neglect causes widespread mould crisis in on-reserve and Northern housing. Wed, 30 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq cbf3fd50-47fc-4003-b233-2b8a69090790 NDP Tables Private Members’ Bill to Address Suicides and Mental Health in the Canadian Armed Forces OTTAWA – Randall Garrison, NDP Critic for National Defence and MP for Esquimalt – Saanich – Sooke, has tabled a bill in Parliament to address the serious issue of suicides and barriers to mental health within the Canadian Armed Forces. This new Private Members’ Bill would remove the section of the National Defence Act that states self-harm is a disciplinary offence.    “This section of the National Defence Act is a clear barrier to Canadian Forces members who have mental health issues from seeking the help they need,” said Garrison. “While testifying before the Parliamentary National Defence Committee on Bill C-77, military officials stated they rarely ever use the provision. But even having this still enshrined in the Military Code of Service Discipline still acts as a deterrent to those who need help but do not want to jeopardize their career. In no way should we be subjecting those who put their lives on the line to defend Canada to disciplinary measures or have them risk a dishonourable discharge simply because they need access to mental health services.”   The NDP originally tried to include removing self-harm as a disciplinary offence as an amendment to Bill C-77 but the Liberal government chose to block this urgently-needed measureon procedural grounds.    “During the study of that Bill, the Minister of National Defence circulated a letter instructing Committee members to oppose our recommendation. The Liberals want another study, but the Canadian Forces are experiencing an epidemic and decisive action is needed now,” continued Garrison.   New Democrats will be calling on all Members of Parliament to do the right thing for our serving women and men by expediting this private members’ bill and passing it before this Parliament concludes in the summer. Wed, 30 Jan 2019 11:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e4113877-6125-4264-8c82-f53745974878 NDP: Help Canadian Workers and Small Businesses, Get Rid of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum OTTAWA – Today, the NDP is calling on Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to do everything in its power to get rid of the unfair tariffs on steel and aluminum that are forcing small businesses throughout the country to close their doors and leaving workers without a job. New Democrats renewed their calls after media reported that the U.S. lifted sanctions on a Russian aluminum giant, while tariffs remain in Canada. Wed, 30 Jan 2019 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq fe5e4617-875f-4a31-94cc-d53b98cf3c6d NDP Secures Invitation to GM CEO to Appear Before Committee OTTAWA – On Tuesday morning, NDP Industry Critic Brian Masse (Windsor West) secured a key request to invite General Motors Chairwoman and CEO Mary Barra to appear before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. Masse’s motion requesting to invite Ms. Barra to committee comes following GM’s announcement of closure of their Oshawa plant, causing thousands of Canadian job losses. Tue, 29 Jan 2019 23:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a30454c3-57a6-4ae2-b077-97c2750d7d40 NDP Statement on the Liberal Government's Unjust and Morally Reprehensible Treatment of Caregivers Jenny Kwan NDP Critic for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, made the following statement: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 13:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 16187d23-c605-418e-a019-46c303ce3130 NDP Statement on the Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Application System Failure NDP Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Critic Jenny Kwan made the following statement: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 21a21e67-91fe-4d9e-b105-ddbb747c55b6 NDP Statement on the Second Anniversary of the Shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 863b0be4-1a23-4187-835a-5b083654ad33