New Democrats Want Answers on the Excise Tax Imposed on Medical Cannabis

OTTAWA— NDP Deputy Leader Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie) was joined by Daphnée Elisma, a Patient Health Advocate from Cannabis Santé, and lawyer Jacqueline Bissonnette, to ask the Liberal government to clarify its position on medical cannabis. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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Auditor General Releases Damning Reports on Liberal Government

OTTAWA – Of the 16 million Canadians who try to reach a government representative through call centres, more than half cannot get through, warned Canada’s Auditor General today. Millions of calls are sent back to an automated system or told to go to the website or to call back later. Canadians deserve a government that provides…

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NDP Calls for All-Party Support for Suicide Prevention Motion M-174

OTTAWA – On Thursday, NDP MPs Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay) and Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) were joined by suicide prevention expert Jack Hicks to call for all-party support for motion M-174, which calls on the government to establish a national suicide prevention action plan. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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Liberals Reject Expungement and Opt for Flawed Process to Address Criminial Records for Cannabis Possession 

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau’s Liberals voted against NDP MP Murray Rankin’s (Victoria) Private Member’s Bill C-415 that would expunge criminal records for cannabis possession despite agreeing that black Canadians and Indigenous people have been disproportionately affected by drug laws. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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