NDP Wants to Stop Violence Against Health Care Workers

OTTAWA – On Thursday, NDP Health Critic Don Davies (Vancouver – Kingsway) introduced a bill to address violence against health care workers in Canada. The legislation would amend the Criminal Code to require a court to consider the fact that the victim of an assault is a health care sector worker to be an aggravating circumstance for the purposes of sentencing. Read the…

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NDP Calls on Liberals to Follow Yemen Humanitarian Assistance With a Halt in Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia

OTTAWA – While New Democrats are pleased to learn that the federal government has finally responded to the United Nations’ call for additional funding for humanitarian assistance in Yemen, they urge the Liberals to follow this funding with an immediate end to the arms trade with Saudi Arabia.  Read the full release on NDP Central’s…

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The NDP is Calling on the Liberal Government to Stop Discriminating Against Women and Reform Employment Insurance

OTTAWA – NDP MP Brigitte Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot) joined members of LE MASSE (Mouvement autonome et solidaire des sans-emploi) to call for a fair and universal employment insurance program that does not discriminate against women, and for a complete reform of the program. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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NDP MP MacGregor Introduces Bill to Enforce Responsible Investing of CPP Funds

OTTAWA – Today, NDP MP Alistair MacGregor introduced Private Member’s Bill C-431, which would amend the investment policies, standards and procedures of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to ensure that they are in line with ethical, human rights, and environmental considerations. Canadians expect these funds to be invested properly. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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