New Democrats Continue to Advocate for Changes to Medical Assistance in Dying 

OTTAWA –  New Democrats have heard the concerns of many Canadians about unnecessary suffering caused by our current medical assistance in dying legislation and are calling for quick action to address this problem.     “We have an opportunity in this parliament to alleviate the suffering of Canadians who have been unable to access medical assistance in…

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New Democrats call on Liberals to stop short-changing Veterans 

OTTAWA – New facts obtained from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) by the NDP show that the Liberals are still refusing to deliver the funding and services Canadian veterans need and are owed. Despite promises to do better than the Conservatives, the numbers prove that the Liberals took hundreds of millions of dollars that were owed…

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Liberals Must Put the Needs of Canadians Ahead of Big Airline Companies

OTTAWA – NDP Transport Critic Niki Ashton (Churchill – Keewatinook Aski) is urging the Minister of Transport to stand up for Canadian passengers instead of bowing to the demands of powerful airline companies’ appeal to many of the provisions within the Passenger Bill of Rights. Instead of properly defending the rights of Canadian passengers and…

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New Democrats’ First Bill Will Provide a Clear Path to Pharmacare Coverage for All

OTTAWA – Today, New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh announced that the NDP’s first bill will be a framework to make pharmacare coverage for all Canadians a reality. In letters to the Prime Minister and other opposition leaders, Singh offered to work with the other parties to ensure this bill, modelled off of the Canada Health Act,…

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NDP Calls Out Shocking Legal Case Against Residential School Survivor

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Critic for Indigenous Youth, Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay), called out federal Liberals for fighting compensation to a residential school survivor who was the victim of rape by an Indian Affairs official. “This Liberal government is using the Justice Department to fight against Indigenous Peoples,” said Angus. “This case is part of…

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Report Confirms Liberal Failure to Lift Canadian Children out of Poverty

WINNIPEG – Campaign 2000’s most recent report reveals that the Liberal government’s refusal to act on measures like pharmacare and a national childcare program have left over one million children still living in poverty across the country.  Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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