NDP MP Randall Garrison announces he will not seek re-election after a long political career 

OTTAWA— NDP MP for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, Randall Garrison, announced today that he will not seek re-election in the next federal election after over a decade in federal politics. As an MP Garrison successfully led initiatives to add transgender rights to the Canadian Human Rights Code and the hate crimes section of the Criminal Code, to ban conversion…

NDP Health Critic calls for Liberal minister to come clean about taking the side of big pharma over Canadians

OTTAWA — On Thursday, NDP Health Critic Don Davies is calling into question the Liberal government’s commitment to lower prescription drug prices for Canadians ahead of the parliamentary committee on health where the Health Minister is set to appear. The hearing is a result of Davies’ successful motion  to hear from witnesses involved in a…

Protecting essential greenspace, NDP MP Masse bill to create Ojibway National Park passes in the House of Commons 

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, NDP MP Brian Masse’s (Windsor West) private members’ bill C-248 to establish Ojibway National Urban Park (ONUP) passed third reading vote with all party support – clearing the final hurdle in the House of Commons. The bill now needs to pass in the Senate before becoming law. The national park would protect…