NDP Calls for Complete Ban of Asbestos in Canada (Again) 

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Housing Critic Sheri Benson (Saskatoon West) raised major concerns surrounding new regulations announced by the Liberal government on asbestos. While the Liberals pledged to ban the deadly substance, their announcement today represents a watered down version of what was originally proposed and allows many exemptions. Read the full release on NDP…


NDP Calls for Hard Cap on Credit Card Transaction Fees for Small Businesses

OTTAWA – In the midst of Small Business Week, the NDP is pushing for some much needed relief for small businesses by placing a hard cap on the transaction fees merchants are charged when customers pay with their credit cards. The fees in Canada, which are among the highest in the world, cost merchants $4…


NDP Addresses Comments from the Minister of Heritage 

OTTAWA – Yesterday, the Minister of Heritage announced that the government had secretly begun closed-door, private consultations on the development of a new federal anti-racism strategy. Vital community groups that work every day to combat systemic racism and ​​​​discrimination have been left in the dark, with many unaware that consultations had even started. Even worse, Minister…


NDP Calls on Liberals to Walk Their Talk on Women’s Rights

OTTAWA – This week, with the federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for the Status of Women meeting in Yukon, the NDP Critic for Women’s Equality, Sheila Malcolmson, sent a letter to the Minister calling on the Liberals to walk their talk on issues that are critical to Canadian women. The letter also calls on…


Jagmeet Singh Calls for Deletion of Cannabis Records on Eve of Legalization

OTTAWA – In a video posted online, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls on the Liberal government to immediately delete the criminal records held by thousands of Canadians for the simple possession of cannabis, the day before such activity becomes legal. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site


The NDP calls for a national food strategy on world food day

OTTAWA – On this World Food Day, four million Canadians, including 1.15 million children, are living with food insecurity. The use of food banks continues to rise as does the price of food, yet Canadians are still waiting for this Liberal government to act with urgency. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site


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