November 24th, 2016

Improving the regulatory framework for pleasure craft

The legislative and regulatory framework focusses on safety and minimizing interference to navigation but disregards environmental factors and quality of life.

January 30th, 2015

Raif Badawi must be released!

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and several New Democrat MPs took part in vigils in Montreal and Sherbrooke calling for Raïf Badawi’s release.

September 23rd, 2014

Pan-canadian food Stratégie

Everyone needs to eat.

But under Stephen Harper’s watch, there are over 2 million Canadians at risk of going hungry. And the small family farms we’ve relied on for generations for safe, affordable food are disappearing—more than 8,000 lost since the Conservatives took office.

April 24th, 2014


MONTRÉAL – Today, New Democrats are launching a campaign to pressure Conservatives to ensure the long-term survival of the CBC.

March 5th, 2014

It’s time for action to reduce food waste

OTTAWA – New Democrat MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier – Maskinongé) tabled a motion in the House of Commons to make reducing food waste a top priority.

February 27th, 2014

Bilingualism must be essential condition for appointment of Supreme Court judges

OTTAWA – Concerned with ensuring respect for official languages and their equality of status within the judicial system, New Democrats are continuing their efforts to make bilingualism an essential condition for the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court of Canada.

February 11th, 2014

Petition : Stand up for Canadian democracy

New Conservative election laws will make it tougher for Canadians to vote – but easier for well-connected insiders to play money politics.

January 23rd, 2014

Petition Calling for the Mandatory Labelling of Food Products Containing GMOs

My colleague, Murray Rankin, MP for Victoria, has put forward motion M-480 in the House of Commons calling for the mandatory labeling of food products containing ingredients that have been genetically modified.

January 16th, 2014

Petition Against Tax Havens

All Canadians and Canadian companies should pay their fair share

Every year, some Canadians and Canadian companies use tax havens to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.

December 13th, 2013

Petition to Stop Service Cuts at Canada Post

Instead of looking for ways to modernize operations, Canada Post and the Conservatives are taking an axe to long-treasured postal services – killing good jobs, eliminating home delivery, cutting rural post office hours and drastically increasing postage rates.

November 22nd, 2013

Petition on the Mandatory Disclosure of Drug Shortages

Drug shortages are becoming more prevalent. and are lasting for longer periods of time. These shortages mean that health care professionals are robbed of the opportunity to provide you with a full spectrum of care, Drug shortages also unnecessarily increase health care costs. Most importantly, the shortages may put your health at risk, as they may alter or impede your medical treatments.

October 24th, 2013

Petition to Establish the Tax Credit for Youth Employment

Sign the petition to ask the governement to establish the tax credit for youth employment to support businesses that hire young Canadians and thus fight against the rising youth unemployment rate.

June 18th, 2013

Petition on Local Food

As part of my bill on the promotion of local produce, I invite you to sign this petition to call on the federal government to develop a national strategy to promote local food. We must support our farmers and our local produce because eating locally means growing our economy!

May 14th, 2013

Petition to Protect Navigable Waters

By amending the Navigable Waters Protection Act, less than 1% of Canada’s bodies of water will be protected. Over the past six years, the Conservatives have systematically undermined environmental protection. We will not let the Conservatives destroy the environmental protections we need. Sign the petition to protect the navigable waters.

April 25th, 2013

Protecting Family Farms

After seven years of Conservative government, Canada has lost more than 8,000 small farms, threatening the rural economy and way of life. When family farms disappear, we all lose—as the safety and security of our food supply falls into the hands of far fewer corporate operations.

April 4th, 2013

Petition to end the billion-dollar giveaway to the fossil fuel industry

The Conservative government hands more than $1.3-billion in subsidies each year to the fossil fuel industry—a perverse incentive to invest in the highest-emission energy sources. New Democrats want to end these subsidies—and invest instead in renewables, green technology and energy efficiency.

February 19th, 2013

Petition on the increase in entrance fees at Parks Canada sites

Once again the Conservatives are attacking Parks Canada, this time announcing an increase in entrance fees, claiming to desire higher quality services offered. Services have indeed suffered since Stephen Harper decided to dramatically cut Parks Canada's budget by $29 million. Now visitors will have to pay more for fewer services, which is not exactly what we consider getting more value for your money.

February 7th, 2013

Petition on EI Reform

New Employment Insurance rules took force on January 6—in what amounts to yet another Conservative attack on working Canadians.

December 13th, 2012

Petition to protect the water and public health of our rural communities

In rural areas, a large number of septic systems of isolated dwellings are outdated and need to be brought up to standard, work that is both important and urgent. Sign the petition calling upon the House of Commons to support motion M-400, moved by MP Mylène Freeman, to protect the water and public health of our rural communities.

December 13th, 2012

Petition regarding the funding cuts to Parks Canada

The Conservative government’s decision to cut funding for Parks Canada will have disastrous consequences for the protection of Canada’s natural and historic heritage and will deprive Canada of great economic benefits. Make your voice heard by demanding that the government reestablish the necessary level of funding that would allow Canada’s national parks and historical sites to continue to offer their services and stop reducing their level of personnel. Sign this petition and pass it along!

December 6th, 2012

Petition for the protection of our waterways

The Harper government has repeatedly used omnibus bills to pass hundreds of radical changes without consulting those who will suffer the consequences. Detrimental changes to legislation pertaining to the environment and the protection of waters are no exception.

November 13th, 2012

Petition in support of the "Medicines for All" bill

Let's pass Bill C-398 to facilitate the immediate and sustainable flow of life-saving generic medicines to developing countries:

November 6th, 2012

Petition in support of a fair budget legislation

Denounce the cuts by the Conservatives. After Bill C-38, the Conservatives return with Bill C-45, which is also more than 400 pages long.

June 6th, 2012

Petition: Shale gas exploration

Thanks to my colleague François Choquette (Drummond) for all his hard work on the issue!

June 6th, 2012

Petition: Stand up for Old Age Security

June 6th, 2012

Petition: Protect Employment Insurance