Liberals fail by excluding Indigenous Services Minister from COVID-19 committee

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Northern Manitoba MP Niki Ashton and NDP Health Critic Don Davies called on Prime Minister Trudeau to reconsider his decision to exclude the Indigenous Services Minister from the coronavirus Cabinet Committee to handle the COVID-19 response. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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Women Can’t Afford to Wait, Let’s Bring in Real Solutions to Help Make Their Lives Better Now

LONDON – To mark International Women’s Day, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was joined by NDP MP Lindsay Mathyssen (London – Fanshawe) at My Sisters’ Place in London to call on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to bring in real progress with affordable housing, affordable childcare and a plan to end gender-based violence to make a difference in…

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Gazan’s Climate Emergency Action Act to Make a Healthy Environment a Human Right

WINNIPEG – Taking another step forward in the fight against the climate crisis, Leah Gazan, NDP Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre introduced Bill C-232, the Climate Emergency Action Act. Bill C-232, once adopted, will ensure that a safe, clean, and healthy environment is recognized as a human right in Canada. Read the full release on…

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NDP Calls on Liberals to Make Changes to Improve Media Support Fund

OTTAWA – Ahead of this year’s federal budget, the NDP is calling on the government to make some key changes to the federal media support fund. The first change would move the cap for a salary admissible for a tax credit from $55,000 to $85,000. The second change would increase the amount of the salary…

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On eighth anniversary, first nation kids still waiting

OTTAWA – Eight years after the Parliament of Canada voted unanimously to pass the Shannen’s Dream motion to end the systemic underfunding of First Nation schools, children on reserves across Canada are still waiting for justice. Today, NDP Critic for Indigenous Youth Charlie Angus and Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family…

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New Democrats Call for Improvements to Employment Insurance 

OTTAWA – Today, New Democrat Deputy Leader Alexandre Boulerice was joined by representatives of the Conseil national des chômeurs et chômeuses (CNC) and the Bloc Québécois, to renew calls for the federal Liberals to finally make the concrete changes that workers need to Employment Insurance.    The long-overdue changes being called for include permanently extending…

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Liberals Refuse to Help Canadians who need Insurance from Serious Illness or Injury

OTTAWA – New Democrats know that Canadians who suffer from an illness or injury deserve insurance in their time of need.  NDP Critic for Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Daniel Blaikie, tabled a bill in the House of Commons to increase the special Employment Insurance sickness benefits from 15 weeks to 50 weeks.  …

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An important conversation on Wet’suwet’en

Yesterday, while Justin Trudeau was trying to say as little as possible and the Conservatives were driving divisions, New Democrats were building solutions. We brought together Members of Parliament, representing Canadians from coast to coast to coast, to engage in an important discussion on the growing protests across the country stemming from the situation in the Wet’suwet’en territories. Read…

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