NDP: Decriminalize marijuana now

New Democrats will put decriminalization to a vote to urge the government to stop handing out criminal records for personal use of marijuana.

NDP calls for pay equity legislation by end of 2016

OTTAWA — New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government to act quickly and introduce proactive pay equity legislation. New Democrats were reacting to the report for the Special Committee on Pay Equity in the House of Commons this morning. The committee was struck back in February after the NDP won the government’s support.

NDP secures collaborative process on electoral reform

OTTAWA — New Democrats have secured a significant victory for Canadians in the process of electoral reform. The Liberal government has voted in favor of the NDP’s plan to make reforming our electoral system a fair, inclusive process based on cross-party collaboration. The NDP motion establishes a committee to study future voting systems that represents all parties in Parliament and does not give an advantage to any single party.

NDP statement on the beginning of Ramadan

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement:

NDP statement on the 32nd anniversary of the invasion of the Golden Temple

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair issued the following statement on the 32nd anniversary of the Golden Temple Invasion:

NDP wins liberal support on democratic reform

OTTAWA — New Democrats have secured a significant victory for Canadians in the process of democratic reform. The Liberal government has announced it will support the NDP’s motion that establishes a committee to study future voting systems that represents all parties in Parliament and does not give an advantage to any single party.

NDP moves to begin historic reform of Canada’s outdated, unfair electoral system

OTTAWA – The House of Commons will begin debate on an NDP motion Thursday to create a special committee on electoral reform, after eight months of Liberal heel-dragging and delay.

NDP highlights supply management problems on world milk day

NDP Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food , Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier-Maskinongé), made the following statement :

Reality check: Liberals give billions to banks in exchange for pink slips

What does $60 billion in corporate tax cuts buy you? Pink slips, it turns out.

Dion must demand Badawi release and respect for human rights

OTTAWA – Ahead of his meeting with his Saudi counterpart, the NDP is urging Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to challenge the Saudi Arabia regime on human rights and to demand the immediate release of imprisoned blogger Raïf Badawi.