NDP Calls on Liberal Government to Fix Criminal Justice Bill

OTTAWA – Today, the NDP announced it cannot support the Liberal’s criminal justice bill in its current form. The decision was made following serious deliberation and consultation with legal experts, practicing lawyers, victim support groups, and academics across the country. They highlighted major flaws in the legislation. Bill C-75 was supposed to add fairness to our justice system and address backlogs in the courts,…

Liberals shut down debate on Election bill

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, the Liberal government enacted a Harper-era tactic to shut down debate on a piece of legislation, C-76, which amends Canada’s election rules. The move, known as ‘time allocation,’ comes hours after the NDP proposed working with the government to ensure the legislation could pass quickly while still hearing from experts and Canadians. Read…