NDP successfully gets Liberals to commit to extending pause on student loan repayments « Canada’s NDP

NDP successfully gets Liberals to commit to extending pause on student loan repayments « Canada's NDP

OTTAWA – In the House of Commons today, NDP MP Heather McPherson’s (Edmonton – Strathcona) motion to extend a pause on student loan repayments passed unanimously. “With COVID-19 rates skyrocketing, the stress on young people and recent graduates is incredible. They lost their summer employment. They have few job options and those available are often … Read more

The Liberals made small businesses wait months for rent relief: NDP « Canada’s NDP

The Liberals made small businesses wait months for rent relief: NDP « Canada's NDP

Statement from NDP Critic for Small Business, Gord Johns: “Small business owners have been waiting for help paying their commercial rent since the very beginning of the pandemic, but it took until November to actually deliver tenant-driven support. It shouldn’t have taken this long for the government to step up for these hardworking Canadians. Business … Read more

Justin Trudeau needs to stop delaying, young people need help now « Canada’s NDP

Justin Trudeau needs to stop delaying, young people need help now « Canada's NDP

OTTAWA –NDP Post Secondary Education and Youth Critic Lindsay Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) criticized the Liberal government’s unwillingness to support young people through the COVID-19 pandemic and called on them to stop delaying and help them now. “The Prime Minister has reiterated the importance of young people taking this virus seriously. But I find this particularly condescending … Read more

“Who gives a f***?” « Canada’s NDP

"Who gives a f***?" « Canada's NDP

We already know the Liberals break their promises on pharmacare every chance they get. They’ve been promising it for 23 years without doing anything while in power to make it a reality. They first promised it in 1997, and in election after election since then – including last year. And twice more since then in … Read more

Liberals need to take real action on climate change: NDP « Canada’s NDP

Liberals need to take real action on climate change: NDP « Canada's NDP

NDP Critic for the Environment and Climate Change, Laurel Collins made the following statement on the Liberal’s new climate bill: “Canadians want us to do everything we can to address the climate crisis, but this government keeps putting off climate action. Unfortunately, this bill continues that trend. There is no real accountability measure for the … Read more

PM needs to be clear with Canadians about vaccine « Canada’s NDP

PM needs to be clear with Canadians about vaccine « Canada's NDP

NDP Public Services and Procurement Critic, Matthew Green, made the following statement: “During Thursday’s meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Jody Thomas, Deputy Minister for the Department of Defence, stated that the department has not been asked to take any role in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. This puts into question comments … Read more

New Democrats make universal pharmacare for all closer to reality « Canada’s NDP

New Democrats make universal pharmacare for all closer to reality « Canada's NDP

OTTAWA – Today, New Democrats are calling on the government to support their legislation and finally deliver a universal, single-payer, public pharmacare program for all Canadians. “This pandemic has taught us that we are better – we are stronger – when we take care of each other. Over the past months, we’ve seen just how … Read more

Liberals, Conservatives and Bloc side with wealthy instead of Canadian families « Canada’s NDP

Liberals, Conservatives and Bloc side with wealthy instead of Canadian families « Canada's NDP

OTTAWA – At a time when Canadians are worried about who will pay for the pandemic and the recovery, the Liberals, Conservatives and the Bloc joined forces to vote against making the wealthy pay their fair share. Today, they voted against the NDP motion calling on the government to impose a one percent wealth tax … Read more

NDP demands answers for Canadians on COVID-19 vaccine deals « Canada’s NDP

NDP demands answers for Canadians on COVID-19 vaccine deals « Canada's NDP

OTTAWA– Today, New Democratic MPs released a vaccine contract disclosed by Brazil with British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca that raises troubling questions about the Liberal government’s approach to vaccine negotiations in Canada. “The Trudeau government fought tooth and nail to avoid disclosing any vaccine contracts to Parliament, saying it threatened commercial interests,” said Matthew Green, NDP … Read more

NDP Statement on Remembrance Day « Canada’s NDP

NDP Statement on Remembrance Day « Canada's NDP

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement: “COVID-19 has devastated many communities across our country. And in many regions, Canadians are going to spend what is likely to be their first-ever Remembrance Day at home instead of with their neighbours at ceremonies at their local cenotaph. And this year, Canadians are reaching a significant … Read more

Trudeau’s Liberals must act immediately to counter white supremacy in Canada « Canada’s NDP

Trudeau’s Liberals must act immediately to counter white supremacy in Canada « Canada's NDP

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was joined by advocacy groups to discuss the growing threat of white supremacy in Canada and the danger it has brought to communities from coast to coast to coast. Canada has seen a 200% increase in active hate groups in the last five years, making families feel unsafe … Read more

Canadians need affordable and reliable access to broadband now « Canada’s NDP

Canadians need affordable and reliable access to broadband now « Canada's NDP

NDP Critic for Telecommunications Brian Masse made the following statement: It’s unfortunate that it took kids doing homework online in their school’s parking lots and small businesses suffering during a pandemic for the Liberals to realize that their failure to bring broadband prices down and boost access has real consequences. And unfortunately, this morning’s announcement … Read more

Make collaboration the rule, not the exception « Canada’s NDP

Make collaboration the rule, not the exception « Canada's NDP

NDP Democratic Reform Critic Daniel Blaikie made the following statement: “During the pandemic, Parliament has done its best work for Canadians when political parties have negotiated the way forward. By electing a minority parliament, Canadians made that cooperation necessary. It should not take the coincidence of a public health crisis and a minority parliament to … Read more

Those who made billions off the pandemic should pay for the recovery, not families « Canada’s NDP

Those who made billions off the pandemic should pay for the recovery, not families « Canada's NDP

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced that his party will use their opposition day to call on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to make those who profited billions off the pandemic pay for the recovery. Families who are struggling to make ends meet shouldn’t pay for the pandemic and for the recovery. Those who profited … Read more