Canada’s NDP » Newsroom en French in Ontario: NDP statement on Doug Ford spending cuts François Choquette, NDP Critic for Official Languages, made the following statement: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 37d69ef8-6975-4e5e-a45e-25829bb144fb NDP Announces Jennifer Howard as Chief of Staff OTTAWA - Today NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced the appointment of long-time senior NDP strategist Jennifer Howard as Chief of Staff to the NDP. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq fe519976-2216-478f-aaf6-2772f520f700 Jagmeet Singh urges Liberals to Explore Criminal Charges in Opioid Crisis BURNABY – On Thursday, as the opioid crisis claims more and more lives every day, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called on the Liberal government to launch an investigation into the role drug companies may have played in fueling the opioid crisis and to seek meaningful restitution for the public costs of this crisis. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 571bc0f3-842d-44ee-ab88-1fd2bc9fc4fc Growing Support not to Sign USMCA Until Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Gone ESSEX – Growing support for the NDP’s position that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government should not sign the USMCA trade deal until steel and aluminum tariffs from the United States are gone. Small businesses, industry leaders and unions have joined New Democrats in their call, and even Conservative Deputy Leader, Lisa Raitt, agreed with the NDP that this is the best time for Canada to leverage the U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel by not signing the USMCA until they are removed by the U.S. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 75cbe624-72ea-439c-a083-705f23e27091 NDP Launches Week of Events Slamming Liberals’ Failure to Protect Farmers and Producers BURNABY – With Members of Parliament spending this week back in their ridings, the NDP is hammering the government for failing to protect Canada’s supply management system for dairy, poultry, and eggs. The Liberals made major concessions on supply management in negotiating the new USMCA that will have serious negative impacts on farmers and dairy producers across Canada. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 04732eae-0f64-4519-9f58-0bac53a1d8a4 NDP Statement on Remembrance Day Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 37226383-f55e-4e65-b61a-961f829c732d NDP Wants Answers from Liberals on Pension Consultations OTTAWA – In their budget last February, the Liberal government announced that they would hold consultations on improving pension security for seniors. The NDP’s Pensions Critic Scott Duvall has been demanding answers from the Seniors Minister Filomena Tassi about when and how these consultations will be held. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 66fb1bcc-09dd-4024-9160-9b63ceef2c55 New Democrats Profoundly Disappointed with Liberals' Partisanship on Accessibility Legislation OTTAWA – During clause by clause for the Liberal government's much-touted accessibility bill, C-81, New Democrats were profoundly disappointed with the Liberal's partisanship on display.  If done properly, this could have become a historic civil rights law. Unfortunately, the Liberal government chose to ignore the advice of nearly every leading expert in the country. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e6e32a61-dc6f-40b4-937e-11ccaab2197f NDP Statement on the Launch of NDP Critic for Environment, Alexandre Boulerice, made the following statement: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e697c0e3-6259-400b-b9c8-622faf523d92 NDP Statement on the Occasion Of Diwali, Deepavali and Bandi Chhor Divas Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq c7ce62dd-7c49-4f52-a39d-5d8ff043df4f Liberals “Don’t See, Don’t Hear” Approach to Treatment of Sick and Vulnerable Postal Workers OTTAWA – Today, Liberals on the Government Operations and Estimates Committee killed an urgent NDP motion to review Canada Post’s negotiating tactic to target sick and vulnerable workers in the current round of collective bargaining. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq e4e0672d-a19f-4f42-a6e9-a7d4b42ca777 Victory for Veterans: Commons Votes for NDP Motion OTTAWA – On Tuesday, the NDP motion calling on the Liberal government to reallocate the hundreds of millions of dollars in lapsed funding to improve services and benefits for Canadian veterans, passed the House of Commons with all-party support. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0f69e469-96f2-427a-b70c-d9fa7b6b3694 NDP: Lapsed Funding is Robbing Canada's Veterans OTTAWA – On Monday, the NDP announced they are using their Opposition Day Motion to force the Liberal government to spend all allocated funding to immediately improve services for Canada's veterans. The NDP says veterans are not getting the respect or services they deserve from the Liberal government following $372 million in unspent funding. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 51e2eb1b-2d74-4d8a-9af8-28e7a0a35c32 Jagmeet Singh Calls on Trudeau Government to do More to Restore Democracy and Prevent More Violence in Sri Lanka NDP leader Jagmeet Singh today called on the Trudeau government to do more to restore democracy and prevent more violence in Sri Lanka: Sat, 03 Nov 2018 13:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq dd29a025-bd9c-4275-a1f8-971609ccc8da NDP Statement on the Anniversary of the 1984 Sikh Genocide Today, the NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq c34d3b73-75f0-45a6-9c19-626ac23f1262 Time to Get Tough on Tax Loopholes for the Super-Rich: Jagmeet Singh TORONTO – Standing in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced he is committed to eliminating tax loopholes that only help the super-rich get even richer, while regular Canadians are struggling to get by. Fri, 02 Nov 2018 09:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 78cd568f-a9fb-4fdc-a2d0-033e01fa777b Almost One Year Later, Liberals Refuse to Revise Service Records for LGBTQ2+ People Kicked out of the Military OTTAWA – Nearly a year after the Prime Minister’s official apology to the LGBTQ2+ community in the House of Commons, the Department of National Defence is saying they will not remove dishonourable discharges for those who were kicked out of the military because they were LGBTQ2+. Instead of a record revision, a note will be placed on these records stating that any previous notes were inappropriate. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 5caea8f2-d2f2-4b7e-b534-fd732c450966 NDP Proposes Process for Increased Climate Change Accountability and Transparency OTTAWA – Today, NDP MP Linda Duncan (Edmonton- Strathcona) introduced a motion calling on the federal government to enact legislation that would establish a legal process to ensure binding measures for greater transparency and accountability on Canada’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8cc99fa3-5dd5-4e9f-8779-b0bd7aa55574 NDP Hammers Liberals for Refusing to Stop Pension Theft in Budget Measure OTTAWA – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called the lack of any new laws to protect workers’ pensions from being raided by banks and creditors in the government’s BIA is a “moral failure” on the part of the Liberal government. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 0727bda9-641d-4a34-97b7-ccf830584d96 Joint-Letter from Opposition Parties Urge Trudeau to Call By-Elections OTTAWA – In an open letter signed by the leaders of the NDP, the Conservatives, Bloc Québécois and the Green Party, the opposition is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to immediately call all by-elections following his decision to hold an election for only one of the four vacant seats in the House of Commons. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq aed4154b-0e05-4d49-a282-291f017b16fc NDP: Liberals Cannot Sign USMCA Until US Tariffs Are Removed OTTAWA – On Monday, NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, was joined by steelworkers in urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not to sign the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement trade deal until the U.S. administration lifts its illegal tariffs on steel and aluminium. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 13:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq a78fa925-70c1-4f1d-8e5f-b99ad978d246 NDP and Yazidi Refugees Call on Liberals to Follow Through on Promises OTTAWA – Yazidi religious minorities in Northern Iraq continue to suffer psychological trauma from genocide, torture, and sexual exploitation by ISIS. The NDP is supporting refugees, as well as the Women Refugees Advocacy Project (WRAP), in their call for urgent action on implementing culturally sensitive, expertly designed, trauma programs and housing, and will be tabling a petition on their behalf in the House of Commons on Monday. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 642ec56b-8baf-463f-8ff7-69b2db0ff17d NDP Announces Michael Balagus as Interim Chief of Staff OTTAWA - Today NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, announced the appointment of long-time senior NDP strategist Michael Balagus as Interim Chief of Staff to the NDP. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 09:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq b2a6daa4-45a5-4345-8f6e-34e2e7a6614b Liberals Team up with Conservatives to Defeat Postal Banking Motion OTTAWA – New Democrats are disappointed that Motion 166 to study postal banking has been defeated in the House of Commons today. The Liberals were presented with a progressive and forward thinking idea, and they decided to team up with Conservatives to vote it down. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 22:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 8432fd20-5531-419c-8043-3e4503be6189 NDP Calls for Investigation into Opioid Crisis OTTAWA – Across the country, too many Canadian families are tragically losing parents, siblings, and children to the public health emergency caused by opioids. Today, the NDP called on the Liberals to launch an investigation into the role drug companies may have played in fueling the opioid crisis in Canada, and to seek meaningful restitution for the public costs of this crisis. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 6840c948-8501-41de-bd68-2b876eb46b48 Singh Calls on Liberals to Save Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot Project OTTAWA – In a speech to Canadian Innovators on Tuesday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called on the Federal Liberal government to step-in and save the Basic Income Pilot Project Ontario Premier Doug Ford has pledged to cancel. Ford announced the program that guarantees a minimum income for 4,000 low-income residents will end in March of 2019, thereby completing only two of its three year study. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 97d78043-fc8c-48e2-aa13-000e6222cf89 NDP Statement on the Anniversary of the Attack of the National War Memorial and Parliament in Ottawa Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:15:00 +0000 @ndp_hq d3a7ef9f-3df8-41a2-8c4a-e7b1f1f823c1 NDP: Liberals Must End the Discrimination Against Indigenous Children OTTAWA – Following their visit to Kashechewan First Nation, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and NDP Critic for Indigenous Youth Charlie Angus (Timmins – James Bay) came back to Ottawa with a strong message for the Liberal government. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 19:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq d29e7a36-d07b-4614-b2c6-5d5c8879c5f4 NDP: Liberals Can Help Canadians by Studying Postal Banking OTTAWA - Today, Members of Parliament debated NDP MP Irene Mathyssen’s Motion-166, which proposes the establishment of a committee to study various postal banking models used around the world, and use best practices to propose a model for Canada. Postal banking could provide services to Canadians in areas the big banks have abandoned, such as rural communities. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 18:30:00 +0000 @ndp_hq f206db3f-4893-4fa4-bfff-ddc798fc2a99 Liberals Fail to Overhaul Animal Protection Provisions OTTAWA – While the Liberals have been promising to overhaul animal protection provisions in the Criminal Code ever since they defeated Bill C-246, the cross-partisan Animal Protection Act, the Justice Minister’s proposed legislation misses the mark. Though Bill C-84 includes important changes cracking down on bestiality and animal fighting for sport, it fails to include basic standards of care and housing, as well as restrictions on tethering for domestic animals. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:45:00 +0000 @ndp_hq 7f5f9534-170d-4deb-89f0-5fa3076f8bfa