Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en 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 MP Niki Ashton Joins Call for Progressive International Burlington, Vt – At the inaugural Sanders Institute Gathering, an event organized by Co-founders Jane Sanders and David Driscoll, MP Niki Ashton (Churchill-Keewatinook Aski) joined U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Yanis Varoufakis, Ada Colau and others in launching Progressive International, a global movement to end inequality, exploitation, discrimination and environmental degradation. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 22:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 2fa6270e-00f4-4955-8cac-f556753565e9 USMCA: Trudeau sacrifices tens of thousands of jobs and farm families MONTREAL – The NDP is strongly denouncing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s betrayal to workers and farmers for signing on to the USMCA without securing the removal of a clause giving the U.S. power over Canada’s dairy sector, and without the suspension of crippling steel and aluminum tariffs. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq d2fb00c0-ef92-4d33-becc-cc21008a7bb9 NDP: Don’t Sign USMCA Without Critical Fixes OTTAWA – On Thursday, the NDP called on the Liberal government to listen to Canadians and not sign the USMCA until critical fixes have been made. As it stands, the new deal gives the U.S. oversight on Canada’s dairy sector, and doesn’t address the tariffs on steel and aluminium. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 17:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 5b4cf614-6a4f-4315-9834-39d0d77b9a13 Jagmeet Singh Pledges Action Against Climate Change MONTRÉAL –  On Thursday, while campaigning with the NDP candidate in Outremont, Julia Sánchez, Jagmeet Singh stressed the urgency to tackle climate change and became the first federal party leader to sign the Pact For The Transition, adding his voice to the pledge signed by hundreds of thousands of people for immediate action. This coincided with news from the renowned medical journal, The Lancet, showing Canada’s failure to reduce greenhouse gasses is resulting in more than 7,000 Canadian fatalities every year. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 9f2dc774-3593-4a03-8247-f7f94f650731 NDP Calls on Liberals to Follow Saudi Sanctions With Halt in Arms Exports Hélène Laverdière, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, issued the following statement: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8a67e964-8d7f-4543-9604-6ac00de76d95 NDP Leads on Peacekeeping Initiatives NDP Leads on Peacekeeping Initiatives OTTAWA – In 2016, an NDP motion by Defence Critic Randall Garrison to kick off a study on Canada’s contribution to international peacekeeping at the Standing Committee on National Defence was adopted. Over a year later, the study is underway and members of the committee will be travelling to Mali. The NDP has worked with all parties in the House and in committees to ensure that Canada’s role in peacekeeping is strong and to continue to hold this government to its promises. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 203de576-dcc8-4504-a414-32dd2a216ec4 NDP to Table Bill Taking Politics Out of Calling By-Elections OTTAWA – Given the Prime Minister’s continued refusal to call outstanding by-elections in Outremont, York-Simcoe and Burnaby South, hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been left without federal representation in the House of Commons.  Wednesday, NDP Democratic Reform Critic Nathan Cullen tabled a bill to reduce the time before a by-election must be called following a vacancy from six months to 45 days. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 13:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq fe156679-a3a2-430e-b0e0-4d9beac49056 NDP Calls for Full-Scale Emergency Meeting to Prevent Auto-Sector Job Losses OTTAWA – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called on Prime Minister Trudeau to hold an urgent gathering to find solutions to the job losses at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, as well as prevent future job losses in the auto-sector. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq ec61d36e-c5ff-479b-991a-e42d18e411f5 NDP Call for Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day Receives Support From Community Leaders OTTAWA – This December 13th will mark the 81st anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre. In recognition of the atrocities experienced by victims and in the spirit of "never again’', NDP Critic for Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship and Multiculturalism, Jenny Kwan, tabled a petition in the House of Commons signed by nearly forty thousand Canadians calling on the Liberal government to declare December 13 as Nanjing Massacre Commemorative day. Among those joining the call for action are prominent Japanese Canadians like author Joy Kogawa and Peace Philosophy Centre Founder Satoko Norimatsu. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 11:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq af5578c5-9471-42a0-9d81-96159686b34e Liberals Block Removal of Self-Harm as a Disciplinary Offence From Military Justice Reform Bill OTTAWA – With an ongoing suicide epidemic within the Canadian Armed Forces, New Democrats are disappointed with the Liberal government’s decision to block an amendment to Bill C-77 that would remove an archaic provision of the Defence Act that makes self-harm a disciplinary offence. A letter from the Minister of National Defence was circulated to the Standing Committee on National Defence moments before the meeting was to begin instructing Liberal members to use procedural tactics to avoid voting on it. The mental health of our Canadian Armed Forces is too important to get wrong; self-harm should not be a disciplinary offence in Bill C-77. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0d12eb34-4c0a-4d19-8c09-1d5f4c8d878b NDP Condemns Russian Actions Against Ukraine Hélène Laverdière, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, and Linda Duncan, NDP MP for Edmonton Strathcona, issued the following statement: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4144a82a-134e-4bae-85a3-671c6aad71a9 NDP Statement on GM Job Losses in Oshawa NDP Industry Critic Brian Masse made the following statement regarding General Motors closing of operations in Oshawa: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq ee81cae1-0770-40f7-a6ad-cb11811de4fd NDP statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 10:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 4a706c7f-ee18-40c2-861c-48ff7130d490 NDP Statement on Holodomor Memorial Day Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 19:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f8233fb7-7424-47f8-b576-b7e88d7f9245 NDP Statement in Celebration Of Gurpurab Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 19:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f50d915e-fb11-4735-9967-b3433f049031 NDP Stands with Postal Workers Against Liberal Attacks on Workers' Rights OTTAWA – On Friday, Jagmeet Singh and the NDP stood with postal workers directly impacted by the issues at the bargaining table in ongoing negotiations with Canada Post, workers who are also facing the back-to-work legislation tabled by the Liberal government. Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 1f5c1e3b-4bed-4702-965d-6f45c1aebe08 NDP STATEMENT ON NATIONAL HOUSING DAY NDP Housing Critic Sheri Benson issued the following statement: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 10:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 46f30a83-30ab-4913-b5cf-acf24d07caa9 Liberals Play Santa Claus for Rich Corporations, Scrooge for Everyone Else: NDP OTTAWA – The NDP slammed the Liberal governments’ economic update on Wednesday, for its massive giveaways for Canada’s richest corporations, and for offering nothing to Canadians who are struggling to make ends meet and facing record levels of household debt. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 23:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 3522757b-a390-42f4-80d0-e2b7c7e7ed25