NDP: Immediate Action Needed on the Opioid Crisis

OTTAWA – On Monday, as the opioid crisis claims more lives every day, the NDP called on the Liberal government for a federal declaration of a national public health emergency.  New Democrats urged Trudeau’s government to commit significant new dollars and resources to combat what is inarguably a deepening crisis that is affecting every region…

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Trans Mountain Expansion Risk Outweighs Potential Benefit

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian presented the Federal NDP’s submission to the NEB on the plans for the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. New Democrats believe that this review process must be overhauled in order to restore public trust in the ability of our regulatory system to protect our environment…

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Climate change: beyond partisanship

OTTAWA – On Thursday, at the initiative of Pierre Nantel, Member of Parliament for Longueuil – St-Hubert, three opposition parties asked their Liberal and Conservative colleagues to depoliticize the climate issue. Their goal is to form a common climate front, a collective war effort to fight global warming. During COP24, the leaders of the NDP, Bloc…

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NDP Urges Liberals to Expunge Criminal Records for Cannabis Possession

OTTAWA – With cannabis now legal in Canada, too many people with criminal records for simple possession still face real hardships that affect their opportunities with employment, their ability to travel, and as a result, their livelihood. On Thursday, the NDP’s Justice Critic Murray Rankin urged the Liberal government to erase criminal records for minor cannabis possession, and…

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NDP in Solidarity with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

OTTAWA –  To mark tomorrow’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, New Democrats joined with the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the PSAC National Indigenous Peoples’ Circle to stand in solidarity with all of the Indigenous women and girls who have been a victim or survivor of violence. Read the…

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NDP Motion on Ocean Plastics Passes in the Commons

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, NDP MP Gord Johns’ (Courtenay-Alberni) Private Member’s Motion to combat marine plastics pollution was passed unanimously in the House of Commons. The motion calls for a national framework for the reduction and eventual elimination of plastic pollution in aquatic environments. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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