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November, 2020

  • 2 November

    #CanPoli: NDP Statement – #CDNPoli

    During the 2019 federal election campaign Jonathan Richardson left the New Democratic Party of Canada (the “NDP”) and joined the Green Party. At that time, there was public discourse concerning the race and religion of the leader of the NDP, including statements made by Mr. Richardson. In comments responding to …

October, 2020

  • 30 October

    #CanPoli: Liberals must do more for railway safety, Canadian lives depend on it – #CDNPoli

    OTTAWA – Today, NDP Critic for Transport Niki Ashton (Churchill—Keewatinook Aski), called on the Liberal government to urgently address the railway safety concerns reported by the Transportation Safety Board. The increase of unplanned or uncontrolled movement of railway equipment is a great risk to the safety of Canadians. Many people …

  • 27 October

    #CanPoli: The Liberal government continues to fail Canadians in need of affordable housing: NDP – #CDNPoli

    NDP Critic for Housing Jenny Kwan made the following statement: “The 3,000 units promised through the Rapid Housing Initiative are nowhere near enough when 235,000 people experience homelessness every year. This falls far short of what housing providers and advocates have been calling for and what the reality of those …

  • 27 October

    #CanPoli: Small business owners still waiting for the rent support the Liberals promised – #CDNPoli

    OTTAWA – As November 1 approaches and rent is due, small business owners are still waiting for the support that the Liberals promised weeks ago. Today, NDP Critic for Small Business Gord Johns is again calling on the government to actually deliver this much-needed help and to back-date rent relief …

  • 27 October

    #CanPoli: The Liberal government needs to be honest about its privatization agenda and the cost to Canadians, says the NDP – #CDNPoli

    THOMPSON — Today, NDP Critic for Public Ownership, MP Niki Ashton (Churchill—Keewatinook Aski), called on the Liberal government to halt its privatization agenda which would benefit their wealthy friends and hurt Canadians. This follows a disturbing trend of giving contracts to the ultra-wealthy for services Canadians rely on. Government shouldn’t …

  • 23 October

    #CanPoli: NDP calls for action over Neskantaga water crisis – #CDNPoli

    OTTAWA – A growing water crisis at Neskantaga First Nation has forced the evacuation of families from the isolated northern reserve. The water supply is so dangerous that the community has been relying on gathering water in buckets from the river. With snow falling and fears of people getting sick, …

  • 21 October

    #CanPoli: If Justin Trudeau wants an election, he should have the courage to call it himself – #CDNPoli

    OTTAWA – On Wednesday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made it clear that if Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government want to send Canadians into an election, he should tell Canadians the truth about it. He should not hide behind opposition parties who are working to get the answers people deserve …

  • 19 October

    #CanPoli: New Democrats move to break deadlock, deliver for Canadians – #CDNPoli

    OTTAWA – In the face of the second wave of COVID-19, NDP Ethics Critic Charlie Angus presented a plan today to get the government to move forward, come clean with the answers Canadians deserve and focus on working together to deliver for people across Canada. “From shutting down parliament to …

  • 18 October

    #CanPoli: Much accomplished, more to do for women in Canada – #CDNPoli

    NDP Critic for Women and Gender Equality Lindsay Mathyssen made the following statement on Persons Day: LONDON – Ninety-one years ago, the Famous Five, Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, Nellie McClung, and Henrietta Muir Edwards led a fight for gender equality in Canada with a victory in the Persons …

  • 16 October

    #CanPoli: On World food day, the federal government must ensure people in Canada have the food they need – #CDNPoli

    NDP Critic for Agriculture Alistair MacGregor made the following statement for World Food Day: “On this World Food Day, we reflect on the impact the pandemic has had on millions of Canadians who are struggling to feed their families. But we know COVID-19 has underscored – not created – the …