NDP Calls on Liberals to Make Seniors a Real Priority and Create Full Department for Seniors

OTTAWA – Too many seniors are currently struggling, and it’s time for the government to make them a real priority in Canada. The NDP is calling on the Liberals to create a full federal Department for Seniors, led by a Minister for Seniors, to oversee a national strategy that ensures adequate income, strengthens services, and…

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NDP: It’s Time for a Canadian Digital Bill of Rights

Following allegations of privacy breaches and recent scandals in the digital world, Canadians are concerned for their privacy, security and consumer rights. In order to address these issues and concerns as the Liberals continue to drag their feet, the NDP Innovation, Science and Economic Development Critic, Brian Masse, will be introducing a motion in the…

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Environmental assessments: the NDP raises concerns about the review process of the bill

The Liberal government is refusing to deliver a comprehensive study of the new environmental assessment bill, C-69, which they claim strengthens rights gutted by the Conservative government of Stephen Harper. By cutting off debate in the House of Commons, combined with the committee limiting time for review of C-69, Canadians and Parliamentarians are being denied…

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Strong Support for proposal on Postal Banking

OTTAWA – A proposal from the NDP that would see a special committee study the possibility of postal banking is receiving strong support from stakeholders. Postal banking is a sustainable solution that would offer services to Canadians across the country like accessible banking where no service is currently available and to those who cannot afford…

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Railway Crossings: the NDP tables a petition

Everywhere in Canada, people’s ability to travel freely within urban areas is restricted by railroad tracks. The lack of safe railway crossings remains a major obstacle to mobility and has serious implications for people’s safety. Today, Hélène Laverdière, MP for Laurier-Sainte-Marie, presented a petition with 2,300 signatures calling on the Minister of Transport to finally…

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