Windsor-Essex NDP representatives met Friday to unify their positions and plot strategies on issues of trade and the American border.
February 7th, 2017
February 3rd, 2017
January 27th, 2017
January 12th, 2017
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
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
December 14th, 2016
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
November 16th, 2016
November 10th, 2016
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
October 12th, 2016
October 5th, 2016
September 15th, 2016
September 10th, 2016
August 31st, 2016
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
June 16th, 2016
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
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
May 18th, 2016
March 11th, 2016
March 10th, 2016
March 10th, 2016
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
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
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
February 5th, 2016
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
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
February 3rd, 2016
February 2nd, 2016
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
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
December 14th, 2015
December 8th, 2015
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.