Tag Archives: NDP

#CanPoli: NDP demands answers for Canadians on COVID-19 vaccine deals – #CDNPoli

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 …

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#CanPoli: NDP Statement on Remembrance Day – #CDNPoli

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, …

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#CanPoli: NDP: Those who made billions off the pandemic should pay for the recovery, not families – #CDNPoli

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 …

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#CanPoli: NDP: Broadcasting Act misses the mark, government must act to protect local cultural and media sector – #CDNPoli

OTTAWA – The NDP’s Critic and Deputy Critic for Canadian Heritage, Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont – La Petit-Patrie) and Heather McPherson (Edmonton Strathcona), are disappointed with the government’s new bill to amend the Broadcasting Act as it doesn’t go far enough to protect the local cultural and media sector, or Canadian …

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#CanPoli: NDP: Enough with empty words, Liberals must stand up for Canadians – #CDNPoli

Ashton calls on the Liberal government to do what’s right and make airlines refund Canadians who saw their flights cancelled because of COVID-19 OTTAWA – As U.S. clients of Air Canada turn to the courts to get a refund, NDP Transport Critic Niki Ashton questions the inaction of the Minister …

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#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 …

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#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 …

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#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 …

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#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, …

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#CanPoli: New government help for small businesses long overdue: NDP – #CDNPoli

OTTAWA — New Democrats, who have been calling on the government to bring in a rental assistance program that directly helps small business owners since April, are encouraged to see the government finally acting on NDP recommendations today. Now, the government must make the eligibility for the new assistance plan …

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