NDP Calls on Liberal Government to Fix Criminal Justice Bill

OTTAWA – Today, the NDP announced it cannot support the Liberal’s criminal justice bill in its current form. The decision was made following serious deliberation and consultation with legal experts, practicing lawyers, victim support groups, and academics across the country. They highlighted major flaws in the legislation. Bill C-75 was supposed to add fairness to our justice system and address backlogs in the courts,…

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Liberals shut down debate on Election bill

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, the Liberal government enacted a Harper-era tactic to shut down debate on a piece of legislation, C-76, which amends Canada’s election rules. The move, known as ‘time allocation,’ comes hours after the NDP proposed working with the government to ensure the legislation could pass quickly while still hearing from experts and Canadians. Read…

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NDP: Refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court 

On Wednesday, the NDP will present a motion in the House of Commons calling on the government to support a referral of the situation in Myanmar by the UN Security Council to the International Criminal Court, among other actions to seek justice and accountability for the atrocities that the Burmese military has committed against the…

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Not One More: Angus Launches Campaign for National Suicide Prevention Action Plan

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Indigenous Youth Critic, Charlie Angus, officially launched a national campaign on his motion M-174, calling for a National Suicide Prevention Action Plan. Suicide is one of the top ten leading causes of death in Canada, and is second among young people. These numbers rise in some Indigenous communities, particularly those in remote,…

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