NDP: Liberals Need to Take Action on Ocean Plastics Now

OTTAWA – NDP MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni) today urged the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to support his motion (M-151) on a national strategy to combat plastic pollution, and to take immediate action to ban plastic straws. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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NDP Calls on Government to Support a National Local Food Day

OTTAWA – Today NDP MP Wayne Stetski (Kootenay–Columbia) kicked off the first hour of debate on his Private Member’s Bill C-281, An Act to establish a National Local Food Day, which would designate the Friday before Thanksgiving of each year as National Local Food Day. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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Historic Motion on Papal Apology Passes in the Commons

Today, the House of Commons voted in favour of the NDP’s motion to invite Pope Francis to issue a formal apology for the role of the Canadian Catholic Church in the establishment, operations and abuses of residential schools. This move responds to Call to Action 58 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report and is…

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NDP urges Morneau to end excise tax on medical cannabis

OTTAWA – NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian (New Westminster-Burnaby), has urged Finance Minister Bill Morneau to eliminate a significant increase in prescription medical cannabis costs by stopping the implementation of a new excise tax on medical cannabis. Finance Canada officials confirmed the increase before the Finance Committee yesterday. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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