NDP call on government to urgently invest in Indigenous housing after damning PBO report « Canada’s NDP

NDP call on government to urgently invest in Indigenous housing after damning PBO report « Canada's NDP

A new report by the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) has revealed the shocking truth that Indigenous households in Canada are living in a significantly higher rate of unaffordable and unsustainable housing. The findings of the report confirmed that close to 20 per cent of urban, rural and northern indigenous households in Canada are in unaffordable … Read more

Jagmeet Singh talks about next steps « Canada’s NDP

Jagmeet Singh talks about next steps « Canada's NDP

After successfully putting pressure on the Liberal government to shut down the Proud Boys in Canada, Jagmeet Singh and the NDP continue to fight to shut down online hate OTTAWA – On Wednesday, joined by people who signed the NDP petition to ban the Proud Boys in Canada, a right-wing extremist group that promotes white … Read more

Seniors Minister brags while seniors care lags « Canada’s NDP

Seniors Minister brags while seniors care lags « Canada's NDP

Given that deaths in long-term care account for 82 per cent of our country’s COVID-19 deaths in the first wave (highest proportion in the OECD), it’s surprising to see Justin Trudeau’s Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte, rush to defend her government’s handling of this crisis. While Minister Schulte claims to have been busy “working on … Read more

Jagmeet Singh introduces mass vaccination plan to get Canadians vaccinated « Canada’s NDP

Jagmeet Singh introduces mass vaccination plan to get Canadians vaccinated « Canada's NDP

The Liberal government has failed to be up front with Canadians on when and where they’ll get vaccinated against COVID-19 OTTAWA – Canadians who have spent the last eleven months under lockdown and staying home from work to stop the spread of COVID-19 need to know when they’ll get vaccinated. Under Justin Trudeau, Canada is … Read more

We need to take profits out of long-term care, says Jagmeet Singh to members of CARP « Canada’s NDP

We need to take profits out of long-term care, says Jagmeet Singh to members of CARP « Canada's NDP

OTTAWA – This afternoon, the Leader of the NDP Jagmeet Singh delivered a speech at the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) Annual General Meeting on the NDP’s vision for better care for our seniors. Singh stressed the importance to implement a Care Guarantee and remove profits out of long-term care. “Our seniors deserve to … Read more

For-profit long-term care homes only care about profits, not seniors’ lives « Canada’s NDP

For-profit long-term care homes only care about profits, not seniors’ lives « Canada's NDP

In a recent interview with the Star’s editorial board, Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole said: “it really didn’t matter if there was public versus private ownership” of long-term care homes. Oh really? Here are the facts: A recent report showed that Ontario’s for-profit nursing homes have 78% more COVID-19 deaths than non-profit homes and showed … Read more

Liberals and Conservatives put profits ahead of the care of our seniors « Canada’s NDP

Liberals and Conservatives put profits ahead of the care of our seniors « Canada's NDP

OTTAWA – This pandemic has hit Canadian seniors in long-term care the hardest. So many families lost their loved ones. Loved ones who will no longer be there at family reunions, birthday parties or the high holidays. But instead of doing something to prioritize the health and well-being of seniors in long-term care, Justin Trudeau’s … Read more

NDP reacts to announcement that Air Canada will cut more jobs and routes « Canada’s NDP

NDP reacts to announcement that Air Canada will cut more jobs and routes « Canada's NDP

The NDP’s Critic for Labour MP Scott Duvall (Hamilton Mountain) and the Critic for Transport MP Taylor Bachrach (Skeena-Bulkley Valley) made the following statement: “Today, Air Canada announced that they will be cutting 1,500 Canadian jobs. This is a huge blow to Canadian workers, however, it comes as no surprise. The airline industry has been … Read more

NDP respond to announcement that federal government will no longer ask self employed Canadians to repay CERB money « Canada’s NDP

NDP respond to announcement that federal government will no longer ask self employed Canadians to repay CERB money « Canada's NDP

The NDP’s Critic for Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, MP Daniel Blaikie (Elmwood- Transcona), made the following statement: “Today’s announcement came much later than it should have. In fact, the Liberal government should never have asked Canadians to pay for their mistakes in the first place. Their unreasonable demand for CERB repayments needlessly jacked … Read more

NDP Statement on International Development Week « Canada’s NDP

NDP Statement on International Development Week « Canada's NDP

The NDP Critic for International Development, Heather McPherson, released the following statement: This week is International Development Week, a week to recognize the important role Canada must play in the world. Canada has a long history of punching above our weight on the world stage. Unfortunately, over the past decade we have fallen behind, becoming … Read more

Let’s take profits out of long-term care and implement a Care Guarantee « Canada’s NDP

Let's take profits out of long-term care and implement a Care Guarantee « Canada's NDP

Jagmeet Singh and the NDP reveal first campaign promise aimed at helping loved ones in long-term care, their families, and the workers that take care of them OTTAWA – The pandemic has shown Canadians the cost of government inaction and neglect in our health care system. Families have lost their loved ones in long-term care … Read more

Jagmeet Singh meets with Premier François Legault « Canada’s NDP

Jagmeet Singh meets with Premier François Legault « Canada's NDP

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh met with Quebec Premier and Chair of the Council of the Federation François Legault to discuss health transfers. In their discussion, Singh pledged to push for an increase in health transfers in the next budget. “Cuts by successive Liberal and Conservative governments are hurting our health care system, … Read more

NDP statement on the fourth anniversary of the shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec « Canada’s NDP

NDP statement on the fourth anniversary of the shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec « Canada's NDP

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement: “Today is a painful day for the Canadian Muslim Community across Canada and Québec. Four years ago, today, a gunman opened fire in the Centre culturel islamique de Québec – killing six innocent men and wounding nineteen others. This senseless act of violence left the … Read more