OTTAWA – Following the announcement that the U.S. will apply punitive countervailing duties of up to 24% on Canadian softwood lumber, the NDP is urging the Liberal government to stand up for Canadian jobs and fair trade.
April 21st, 2017
Trudeau M.I.A. in defending supply management
OTTAWA – Following comments made by US President Donald Trump, the NDP is calling on the Liberal government to stand up for Canada’s dairy producers. In a letter sent to the Liberal government, NDP Critic for International Trade, Tracey Ramsey, NDP Critic for Agriculture, Ruth Ellen Brosseau and NDP Deputy Ethics Critic, Karine Trudel called on Justin Trudeau to send the US a clear message and commit to protecting Canada’s supply management system.“The former Conservative and our current Liberal governments have allowed our supply managed sectors to be slowly chipped away at through trade agreements like CETA and the TPP,” stated Tracey Ramsey. “These concessions have now cleared a path for President Trump’s attacks under the veil of NAFTA renegotiations”.
March 27th, 2017
Local consultations on NAFTA renegotiation
The Trump administration has announced its intentions to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In our riding of Essex, thousands of jobs depend on maintaining a strong Canada-U.S. trade relationship. As it stands now, trade between our two countries is well-balanced and highly integrated, with far-reaching implications on most industries.
March 17th, 2017
Upcoming budget should support small business: NDP
March 17th, 2017
Trudeau must stand up for Canadians dependent on U.S. work: NDP
March 8th, 2017
Liberal trade record a concern as Canada embarks on NAFTA negotiations
*This article was first published in The Hill Times
By Tracey Ramsey, MP (Essex) and NDP Critic for International Trade
Trade between Canada and the U.S. is well-balanced, highly integrated, and has far-reaching implications on all industries. Canada and the U.S. are the world’s largest trading partners, with almost $900-billion in goods and services crossing the border annually and millions of jobs dependant on trade with the U.S.
February 7th, 2017
Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement
February 3rd, 2017
Tracey asks government for immediate action on opioids crisis
January 27th, 2017
GM job cuts underscore NAFTA failures
January 12th, 2017
NDP stands shoulder to shoulder with maritime workers' day of action
On a Day of Action organized by the Canadian Maritime & Supply Chain Coalition including workers from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada, the International Transport Workers Federation Secretariat and the Seafarers International Union at many locations nationwide, NDP International Trade critic, Tracey Ramsey (Essex) offered her full support to these actions.
December 20th, 2016
Provinces reject Harper-style cuts and tactics
After months of issuing ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ ultimatums, the Liberal government has failed to negotiate a new Health Accord with the provinces and territories. With no next steps in the negotiation process, Canadians are left without any path forward for improved health care for the foreseeable future.
December 15th, 2016
NDP calls on Minister Foote to defer paycheque until Phoenix is fixed
December 14th, 2016
NDP statement on the situation in Aleppo
NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Hélène Laverdière released the following statement today:
The situation in Aleppo is horrifying. The situation in Syria is devastating. New Democrats call on the government of Canada to increase its diplomatic efforts for a ceasefire and political solution to the crisis. And we must support the investigation and prosecution of war crimes. These atrocities must not go unpunished.
December 12th, 2016
NDP MP condemns 3,000 seafarer jobs lost under CETA
November 16th, 2016
Trump shows the need to revisit our approach to free trade
November 10th, 2016
Liberals must fully compensate dairy farmers for CETA losses
The NDP is criticizing the Liberal compensation plan for losses to the dairy industry caused by CETA. After abandoning dairy farmers on the issues of diafiltered milk and the Duties Relief Program, the Liberal government is being called out for failing to deliver the compensation it promised for the industry’s CETA-related losses.
October 24th, 2016
Freeland must grab the opportunity to fix CETA
October 12th, 2016
Liberals fail to protect Canadian forestry jobs
October 5th, 2016
MP Ramsey helps young Windsor activist Jada Malott voice TPP concerns directly to Prime Minister
September 15th, 2016
Canadian jobs threatened with no new softwood lumber deal in sight
September 10th, 2016
Economic impact study confirms TPP is a bad deal
August 31st, 2016
Community Veterans' Stories
Keeping the stories of Essex war vets alive
Canada has a long and proud history of peacekeeping and fighting for democracy. For generations, Canadian men and women have dedicated their lives to preserving fundamental rights and freedoms. Their efforts have laid a foundation for the open society that we continue to build and benefit from.
August 16th, 2016
Wanted: 200 students and 200 veterans
June 16th, 2016
Extension of deadline to submit comments on the TPP
The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade is extending the deadline for Canadians to submit written comments on the topic of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Canadians who wish to provide a written submission in the context of the Committee’s TPP public consultation must do so before 23:59 EDT on October 31, 2016.
June 7th, 2016
Questions and Answers on Electoral Reform
How does the Canadian electoral system work?
A: The electoral system in Canada is based on a voting system called “first past the post”. In practice, this voting system allows electors to vote a single time for a single person in their riding. The person who wins the election is the one who obtains the most votes, even if he or she wins by a single vote. It happens with this system that people win the election with as little as 30% support in their riding.
May 30th, 2016
Tracey calls for a National Auto Strategy
May 18th, 2016
NDP outraged as Liberals take veterans back to court
March 11th, 2016
NDP invites Canadians to share their views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
March 10th, 2016
NDP calls for Ottawa to protect produce farmers
March 10th, 2016
National Student Commonwealth Forum
The National Student Commonwealth Forum (NSCF) is a national conference for high school students.
Held annually in May for the past 44 years, NSCF brings together approximately 100 Canadian high school students for a week in Ottawa. These young leaders of tomorrow will build leadership skills, while discussing and learning about international affairs and the role of the Commonwealth today.
March 7th, 2016
Tracey asks about ISDS in CETA and TPP
Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister promised to be open and transparent on trade deals, but his government's approach is anything but open. Canadians are concerned about CETA and the TPP. Investor state provisions will have big implications for Canadians, affecting everything from environmental protection and labour rights to drug costs.
February 29th, 2016
TPP concerns must be heard before Liberals consider ratification
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals promised public consultations, but instead signed Canada onto the TPP without having done any economic impact study and refusing calls to try to negotiate a better deal for Canada. This kind of bait and switch is unacceptable when so many good Canadian jobs are on the line.
February 17th, 2016
Tracey raises concerns about the impact of the TPP on Canadians
February 5th, 2016
Tracey speaks on NDP motion for pay equity legislation
I would like to thank the hon. member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith for introducing the motion before us in the House of Commons today, which is so worthy of our collective attention and action. The motion tabled by my colleague is quite lengthy, but in summary it calls on the government to recognize pay equity as a fundamental human right, to implement the recommendations of the 2004 pay equity task force report, to restore the right to pay equity in the public service, and to strike a special committee of MPs to conduct hearings on pay equity and to propose proactive pay equity legislation.
February 4th, 2016
Question on the Legtimacy of TPP Consulations
Mr. Speaker, the trade minister just signed the TPP, which will cost tens of thousands of good jobs across Canada. This deal was negotiated in secret and many Canadians still are not aware of the details, but the more they learn, the more they oppose the TPP. Maybe that is the reason the minister rushed to sign it without consulting Canadians and without any study of the economic impacts.
February 3rd, 2016
Statement on women seeking employment equity
February 3rd, 2016
Tracey Asks Why the TPP is Being Signed with no Impact Study
February 2nd, 2016
Question about temporary foreign worker loopholes in the TPP
Mr. Speaker, dairy producers are not the only ones to lose under this job-killing deal. The TPP would also expand loopholes to bring in temporary foreign workers with no regard for the impact on Canadian jobs and wages. The Conservatives allowed rampant abuse of the temporary foreign worker program on their watch and now the Liberals are about to make matters even worse.
January 25th, 2016
Tracey Questions the Government's Plan to Sign the TPP
Mr. Speaker, a new study reveals the TPP will cost 58,000 jobs and worsen income inequality. Many of the jobs at risk are in my community and others like it throughout southern Ontario. In spite of the reality for these families, the minister tries to hide behind technicalities, but it is simple. If she does not support the deal, why would she sign it? Therefore, will the minister stand up for Canadian jobs, or will she sign the Conservative's bad deal?
January 5th, 2016
Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations: Employer Application Deadline January 15, 2016
December 14th, 2015
MP Tracey Ramsey delivers maiden speech in Parliament
December 8th, 2015
Tracey Questions the Government on TPP
Mr. Speaker, during the campaign the Liberals promised to consult the public on TPP before taking any position, but the Prime Minister has reportedly promised world leaders he will sign the Conservative-negotiated deal. People in southwestern Ontario whose jobs are on the line want to know when they will be consulted. They want a government that will stand up for their jobs.