New Democrats grill minister over Liberal appointed lobbyists to COVID-19 Supply Council

THOMPSON – On Tuesday, at the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, NDP MP Niki Ashton (Churchill–Keewatinook Aski) grilled the Minister of Public Services and Procurement over a conflict of interest controversy that resulted in unrequested tents arriving at Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in Manitoba in May. The company that supplied the tents was connected…

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Liberal government must stop blood donation discrimination

ESQUIMALT – Six years ago today, the NDP Critic for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Randall Garrison first moved a motion to end the discriminatory blood ban on gay men and trans women. On this anniversary, Garrison has again filed a motion to stop the ban which limits much-needed blood donations and…

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New Democrats call on Liberals to stop supporting big bank profiteering

NEW WESTMINSTER— Today, NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian is reiterating his call for the federal government to use its  powers to help Canadians struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic and make the banks waive interest, penalties, and fees on loan deferrals and to stop charging interest on credit cards and lines of credit. Read the full…

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While PM Says Fixing Long-Term Care Crisis Not His Responsibility, His Office Meets with Long-Term Care Lobbyists

OTTAWA – On Monday, New Democrats learned that while the Prime Minister was telling Canadians that it wasn’t his responsibility to help fix the devastation seen in long-term care centres throughout the country, his government was meeting with lobbyists representing the companies that profit off these centres and our seniors. Read the full release on…

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