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February 22nd, 2017

My Statement on Pink Shirt Day

On Pink Shirt Day, I am proud to stand with Canadians everywhere working to end bullying.

January 30th, 2017

ANNE MINH-THU QUACH STATEMENT ON THE TERROR ATTACK IN QUEBEC CITY

OTTAWA — Like all Quebeckers, Anne Minh-Thu Quach, the federal Member of Parliament for Salaberry—Suroit, was shocked by the violent, barbaric and gratuitous attack on the members of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City last night.

January 28th, 2017

Statement for the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, the Tet festival

"My best wishes for Canadians who celebrate the Lunar New Year!

The Tet is a time to gather around family and friends to celebrate the beginning of a new year. For the Vietnamese community, it is a particularly important festival because it symbolizes renewal and the beginning of spring.

March 2nd, 2016

The Fight for Pay Equity Continues

There has been a lot of talk these days about equality between men and women. The Liberal government brought gender parity to cabinet, while we, the NDP, moved a motion on pay equity. Working the same job for different pay is just not right. Canadian women are still paid on average 23% less than their male colleagues. This wage gap is even worse for First Nations women, visible minorities, and women with disabilities.

April 23rd, 2015

The Federal Government Needs to Go Green

As we celebrate Earth Day, it’s disappointing to see that the Conservatives didn’t proposed anything to combat climate change in their 2015 budget, which was tabled in the House on April 21. Earth Day drives a whole year’s worth of efforts to change people’s lifestyles and society as a whole. Yet the Harper government continues to subsidize the fossil fuel industry, at a rate of more than $1 billion a year. This budget does nothing to promote renewable energy or energy efficiency. As a result, the federal government is standing still when it should be going green.

March 24th, 2015

We don’t have to choose between security and our rights

Terrorism is a real threat and everyone agrees that public safety is a top priority for any government. But Canadians don’t have to choose between their security and their rights. Stephen Harper is proposing a false choice. Trying to protect our freedoms by sacrificing them makes no sense.

March 12th, 2015

New Democrats: Leading the Charge Against C-51

The Conservative government likes to pretend the Official Opposition is on the sidelines when it comes to Bill C-51. In fact, New Democrats have been on the front line — leading the charge — opposing Conservative schemes to ram the bill through Parliament at all costs. If this government were really serious about security, they wouldn’t shy away from meaningful study and debate of their sweeping new bill.

March 11th, 2015

Conservatives vote against job creation for the middle class

NDP Finance critic Nathan Cullen (Skeena – Bulkley Valley) made the following statement on the defeat of his motion calling on the Conservatives to invest in good, middle class jobs:

March 10th, 2015

NDP REALITY CHECK: Justin Trudeau believes in liberty, just not standing up for it

“I believe that one of the highest aims of Canadian political leadership is to protect and expand freedom for Canadians.”

March 9th, 2015

NDP statement on second train derailment near Gogama

NDP MP Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt) issued the following statement after this weekend’s CN train derailment near Gogama:

March 8th, 2015

Statement by the leader of the Official Opposition on Women’s Day

NDP and Official Opposition leader, Tom Mulcair, made this statement in honour of International Women’s Day:

March 7th, 2015

New Democrats share in the nation's sadness at the loss of a Canadian Soldier in Iraq

It is with sadness and regret that Catherine and I learned of the death of Sergeant Andrew Joseph Doiron and the injury of three other Canadian soldiers in Iraq.

March 6th, 2015

Overheard this week: Conservatives breaking their own law?

Stephen Harper’s Conservatives exploited terror for partisan purposes

‘’It's the job of the Prime Minister to try and reduce fears of Canadians, instead Harper is trying to fundraise on fear and that's shameful. ‘’ –Thomas Mulcair, March 5, 2015

March 5th, 2015

NDP REALITY CHECK: Justin Trudeau says it’s up to “everyone else” to oppose C-51

Justin Trudeau was on the hot seat last night at a Liberal Party event over his position on Stephen Harper’s over-reaching terror bill.

March 5th, 2015

NDP REALITY CHECK: Conservative MP says Stephen Harper crossing the line with partisan use of terror threat

Instead of focusing on middle class families falling further behind and job losses stacking up, Conservatives are using the threat of terror to stoke fear among the public and fundraise for the Conservative Party.

March 2nd, 2015

The unwavering vacillations of Justin Trudeau on the Iraq war

There's never been any debate within the Liberal Party about whether or not we should be part of this mission.” – Justin Trudeau, CTV Question Period, March 1, 2015

February 25th, 2015

NDP demands Stephen Harper help Mohamed Fahmy

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) issued the following statement regarding the case of Mohamed Fahmy:

February 19th, 2015

Statement by the NDP on Lunar New Year

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Lunar New Year:

“I would like to extend my best wishes to all Canadians celebrating the Lunar New Year — one of the most important traditional holidays in Asia.

February 16th, 2015

Statement by the leader of the Official Opposition on Family Day

The leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair, made the following statement on Family Day:

February 16th, 2015

NDP condemns the murder of Egyptian Copts by ISIS

NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) has issued the following statement:

“New Democrats join the international community in unequivocally condemning the brutal killing of 21 Egyptian Christians by Da’esh (ISIS) militants in Libya.

February 15th, 2015

Statement by the leader of the Official Opposition on the 50th anniversary of the Maple Leaf flag

The leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair, made the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Canadian national flag:

February 11th, 2015

My speech about S-219

I rose in the House of Commons on Thursday, February 5 to talk about this bill. My opinion is that this bill should continue the legislative process and studied by a committee ofthe House of Commons. And contrary to what happened in the Senate, the testimonies must come from the entire Vietnamese-Canadian community, whether they are for or against S-219.

February 9th, 2015

NDP statement on Eve Adams crossing the floor

NDP Ethics critic, Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay), made the following statement about the decision of Eve Adams to cross the floor of the House of Commons:

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.

January 28th, 2015

Conservatives vote against the middle class

NDP Finance critic Nathan Cullen (Skeena – Bulkley Valley) made the following statement on the defeat of his motion:

January 24th, 2015

NDP motion to end child poverty a victory for all Canadians

NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough – Rouge River) applauds the passing of her motion, M-534, to create a national poverty elimination strategy:

January 12th, 2015

Canada must help stop Boko Haram

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) issued the following statement in reaction to the latest attacks by Boko Haram:

January 12th, 2015

Official Opposition statement on the fifth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti

Official Opposition Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) and International Development critic Hélène Laverdière (Laurier–Sainte-Marie) made the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti:

January 12th, 2015

Statement from the NDP on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights report on missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia

The Official opposition critic for aboriginal affairs, Jean Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) made the following statement:

January 12th, 2015

Canada must help stop Boko Haram

NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) issued the following statement in reaction to the latest attacks by Boko Haram:

January 9th, 2015

NDP calls for the release of Saudi free speech activist

Official Opposition Critic for Human Rights Wayne Marston (Hamilton - Stoney Creek) issued the following statement today:

January 7th, 2015

Statement from Tom Mulcair on Paris terrorist attack

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair made the following statement today in the wake of the mass shooting at the magazine Charlie Hebdo:

January 7th, 2015

Statement from Tom Mulcair on Paris terrorist attack

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair made the following statement today in the wake of the mass shooting at the magazine Charlie Hebdo:

January 1st, 2015

Statement by Tom Mulcair on the New Year

NDP leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on New Year’s Day:

“On this first day of this new year, my family and my wife Catherine and I would like to wish all Canadians a peaceful, healthy and happy 2015.

December 19th, 2014

Statement by the Official Opposition on Stephen Harper’s refusal to launch an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women

Official Opposition Aboriginal Affairs critic Jean Crowder (Nanaimo – Cowichan) and Status of Women critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) made the following statement on Stephen Harper’s stubborn refusal to launch an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women:

December 17th, 2014

NDP statement on US-Cuba announcement

NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) made the following statement today:

“President Obama has made major progress in normalizing relations with Cuba and I believe this will be beneficial to the people of Cuba.

December 16th, 2014

Tom Mulcair statement on attack on Pakistan school

Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair (Outremont) made the following statement today:

Our hearts go out to the people of Pakistan and to the Pakistani community here in Canada in the wake of today’s shocking attack on a school in Peshawar. The attackers have reportedly killed 132 children and nine staff members. This is an unspeakable horror and Canadians everywhere condemn it in the strongest terms.

December 10th, 2014

Statement by New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair on the election of the Assembly of First Nations' National Chief

“On behalf of Canada's Official Opposition, I offer my sincere congratulations to Perry Bellegarde on his election as the head of the Assembly of First Nations. I look forward to working in collaboration with National Chief Perry Bellegarde on the many pressing issues facing First Nations across Canada, including the renewed call for a national inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

November 27th, 2014

Statement from the NDP following the release of Canada Post's financial results

Following the release of Canada Post’s financial results for the third semester, Official Opposition Canada Post critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont--La Petite-Patrie) made the following statement:

November 25th, 2014

Official Opposition statement on International Day to End Violence Against Women

Official Opposition for the Status of Women critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) made the following statement on International Day to End Violence Against Women :

November 12th, 2014

Remembrance Day

Statement by Official Opposition leader Tom Mulcair on Remembrance Day

New Democratic Party leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on Remembrance Day:

October 30th, 2014

Energy East Pipeline

Energy East pipeline: New Democrats reiterate call for environmental protection and community consultation

October 16th, 2014

NDP STATEMENT ON WORLD FOOD DAY

Official Opposition Agriculture critic Malcolm Allen (Welland) made the following statement on World Food Day:

September 29th, 2014

NDP TO FORCE VOTE ON QUESTION PERIOD RELEVANCE

OTTAWA – The NDP is using its opposition day to put forward a proposal to enhance the daily Question Period, make Parliament more democratic and ensure that future governments will not be able to use tricks to evade giving Canadians answers.

September 26th, 2014

Bring back the federal minimum wage and reduce social inequality

MPs have been back in the House of Commons for a few weeks and are clearly in pre-election mode, with the 2015 federal election less than a year away. Taking a direct and transparent approach, the NDP has begun to unveil several key planks in its election platform.

June 27th, 2014

A new mom in Parliament

In the coming weeks, a new phase of my life is going to start, a phase that may well disrupt my life even more than when I first got into politics. For this high school teacher turned federal MP is now adding the role of “mother” to the list.

March 21st, 2014

Conservatives targeting Elections Canada

It comes as no surprise that the Conservatives have unilaterally decided to target Elections Canada to “strengthen” democracy. During every election in which Stephen Harper has run as a candidate, the Conservative Party has had serious disputes with Elections Canada over violations of the Elections Act.

February 11th, 2014

Conservative incompetence crippling space sector

After nearly running the Canadian Space Agency into the ground with short-sighted budget cuts and sheer incompetence, the Conservatives are now trying to convince Canadians that they’re its biggest champions.

May 8th, 2012

Conservatives Putting Economy, Environmment At Risk

OTTAWA – A report tabled today by Canada’s Environment Commissioner blasted the Conservatives for pitting the economy against the environment and warned that government failures will threaten Canada’s economy and its environment for generations to come.