Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en NDP Statement on Vesak Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Sun, 19 May 2019 15:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 22f5d30e-5ff7-4b3b-a0cf-c578eed9c653 NDP Statement on Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day: Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement to mark Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day: Sat, 18 May 2019 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8f7f09d1-4c2b-4324-abd7-85d19ab4a595 NDP Statement on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Fri, 17 May 2019 14:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8708e863-bbde-4824-93fc-62b4ab13606c Vulnerable Seniors are Getting Cut Off of Their Pensions The NDP has a simple solution: Help seniors, don’t hurt them.   OTTAWA – On Thursday, Rachel Blaney, NDP Seniors Critic, put forward a plan to help seniors, instead of hurting them. Blaney believes low-income seniors shouldn’t lose their homes and incomes for being unable to file their taxes on time. She tabled a private member’s bill that will help Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) recipients avoid the temporary suspension of their benefits that can result in devastating situations. Thu, 16 May 2019 12:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 5c03e899-1a5d-4570-b0ee-0bc803b3637a NDP Statement on the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Winnipeg General strike Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Wed, 15 May 2019 20:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 524c07cf-cae3-413d-a44b-548d55eaa339 Words not Enough: Trudeau Liberals Must Declare Climate Emergency and Fight Climate Change with Urgency OTTAWA – On Monday, New Democrats called on Justin Trudeau to declare an environment and climate emergency. Canadian communities are already paying the price of climate inaction and the NDP is calling on the Liberals to bring in strong measures to fight climate change. Mon, 13 May 2019 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 9375ff94-eea4-45a0-865d-d0971f34f1ca The Same Rules for all: the NDP Calls for Action on Web Giants OTTAWA – Today, NDP Deputy Leader Alexandre Boulerice and NDP Finance Critic Pierre-Luc Dusseault announced the NDP’s plan to end the preferential treatment of web giants. Mon, 13 May 2019 10:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq d4b40592-4cef-4a03-a340-2a72c2d922b5 Election Ready: NDP to Put People First in 2019 Election OTTAWA – Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced the appointment of long-time senior NDP strategists Jennifer Howard as the NDP’s 2019 Campaign Director and Michael Balagus as Special Advisor to the NDP’s 2019 Campaign. On Thursday, the NDP also released two campaign videos to speak to Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Thu, 09 May 2019 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 017003d6-e934-4c32-85e6-fa09d2b0d1fd NDP Calls for Investigation into Norman Debacle OTTAWA – On Wednesday, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada stayed proceedings against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman and once again, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is being accused of politically interfering in a judicial process. The NDP has sent a letter officially requesting that an independent prosecutor investigates allegations of political pressure to restore the trust of Canadians in our justice system. Thu, 09 May 2019 10:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 13a713e2-0075-46bb-9a1e-db3bb9801cfd NDP Statement on the 27th Anniversary of the Westray Mine Disaster Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the NDP, made the following statement: Thu, 09 May 2019 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e96f76c2-ba93-4b44-a3c2-23369450620b Parliament Votes for National Suicide Prevention Action Plan Angus says the vote for M-174 is a hopeful moment for Canadians. Wed, 08 May 2019 16:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 37329ba9-b955-4fe6-bf62-7c41ceb9972c New Democrats Want Answers on the Excise Tax Imposed on Medical Cannabis OTTAWA— NDP Deputy Leader Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie) was joined by Daphnée Elisma, a Patient Health Advocate from Cannabis Santé, and lawyer Jacqueline Bissonnette, to ask the Liberal government to clarify its position on medical cannabis. Wed, 08 May 2019 15:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 22c7832d-1045-4196-9b93-0db11bc901ee Auditor General Releases Damning Reports on Liberal Government OTTAWA – Of the 16 million Canadians who try to reach a government representative through call centres, more than half cannot get through, warned Canada’s Auditor General today. Millions of calls are sent back to an automated system or told to go to the website or to call back later. Canadians deserve a government that provides the necessary services when they’re needed. Tue, 07 May 2019 16:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 3c832b6f-2be0-4200-9f9c-53f66c1fdb55 Ramadan Mubarak! Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Sun, 05 May 2019 18:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 2e6376b4-c1b5-4562-8610-ccaee2e5f8c1 A Youth Policy as a Picture of this Government: Another Liberal Failure Anne Minh-Thu Quach, NDP Youth Critic, issued the following statement: Fri, 03 May 2019 20:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq c16fb4ed-7beb-4b20-9460-0d1da1d39b5d NDP Calls for All-Party Support for Suicide Prevention Motion M-174 OTTAWA – On Thursday, NDP MPs Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay) and Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) were joined by suicide prevention expert Jack Hicks to call for all-party support for motion M-174, which calls on the government to establish a national suicide prevention action plan. Fri, 03 May 2019 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 3a2439a0-97ec-45b7-a3b1-66f17f8f432d Liberals Reject Expungement and Opt for Flawed Process to Address Criminial Records for Cannabis Possession OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau’s Liberals voted against NDP MP Murray Rankin’s (Victoria) Private Member’s Bill C-415 that would expunge criminal records for cannabis possession despite agreeing that black Canadians and Indigenous people have been disproportionately affected by drug laws. Thu, 02 May 2019 14:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 1821e72e-a383-4f45-b979-5f422e0d3fd7 NDP Statement on International Workers’ Day Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Wed, 01 May 2019 20:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8e9fe3cb-69f8-45eb-8f90-fdcc7eb5c960 NDP Statement on Yom HaShoah Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Wed, 01 May 2019 20:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8386691f-c785-4553-8616-033df5be5a47 NDP Statement on the Military Mobilisation in Venezuela Guy Caron, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, issued the following statement: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 6b286556-9576-443d-b1dd-d1aa123d2cb9 Liberals and Conservatives Say No to Helping People OTTAWA – On Tuesday, both the Liberal government and the Conservatives said no to an NDP proposal to put people first, ahead of rich corporations. Canadians deserve a government that’s on their side, a government that is willing to stand up for them against rich interests and powerful friends. Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 438e4874-86ec-4241-8a9e-5ea56349889e Supporters from Canada and the Global South Call on the Federal Government to Vote in Favour of Bill C-331 OTTAWA - More than 50 organizations, representing over a million Canadians, are endorsing Bill C-331. The first hour of debate at second reading on C-331 will take place on Monday, April 29th. A number of those organizations have sent an open letter to the PM calling on the government of Canada to vote in favour of C-331. Mon, 29 Apr 2019 16:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 62ab6d4e-275c-4a19-ad5f-d92722e5323b NDP Statement on National Day of Mourning Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Sun, 28 Apr 2019 15:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq b1472452-4e46-4557-9421-2dc7d24a147f Canada Will Reach its Paris Agreement Targets…200 Years Late Alexandre Boulerice, NDP Deputy Leader and Environment Critic, issued the following statement:  Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 04192486-a348-435c-b1cc-b1ed0746d669 Angus’ Complaint Well-Founded, Will Support Privacy Commissioner Legal Battle Against Facebook Charlie Angus, the NDP Ethics Critic, made the following statement: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 23efd595-5ff2-4f01-9f5e-8b76b5dfa946 Another Day, Another Story of the PMO Working for Liberals and not Canadians NDP Justice Critic Tracey Ramsey and NDP Ethics Critic Charlie Angus made the following statement: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq faf57775-b317-44bc-a7be-c023292d79bb Liberals Abandon Canadian Workers and Retireess HAMILTON – NDP Pensions Critic, Scott Duvall (Hamilton Mountain), is disappointed with the Liberals after they finally admitted that they will not change the law to protect pensions in the case of companies’ bankruptcy. This is a betrayal of Canadian workers and retirees. Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 23205221-11ad-48a5-9511-5b05fd8eeb1d New LGBTQ2 Loonie Misses the Mark OTTAWA – The new LGBTQ2 coin out today recognizes the 50 years since the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada with the word “Equality”, however the 1969 date it commemorates marks a date with little or nothing to do with equality for members of the LGBTQ2+ community. Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8d2cf04e-b0a0-4277-ad0d-3afe9caf7b0e NDP Statement on Earth Day Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq fbc99356-d897-4000-9d8e-e29ad083c544 NDP Statement celebrating Easter Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 7cf69480-1d7a-437c-b296-198de33b130d