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April 25th, 2017

Liberal softwood failure jeopardizes Canadian jobs

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”.

April 7th, 2017

NDP statement on U.S. air strikes in Syria

"The chemical weapons attack against civilians this week in Syria was shocking, and is added to a tally of horror that continues to stun the world. Assad must be held accountable for these crimes.

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 24th, 2017

Who is left behind by budget 2017?

Many Canadians struggling with part-time and precarious employment, rising costs, and record household debt were hoping that this budget would invest in building a fairer economy that lifts everyone up, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

March 23rd, 2017

Liberal budget falls short for Windsor-Essex

Windsor-Essex NDP MPs are disappointed in the Liberals’ 2017 budget, saying it falls short of meeting the region’s needs by failing to build a fair economy that lifts everyone up, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

March 21st, 2017

Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 20th, 2017

Journée internationale de la Francophonie // International Day of the Francophonie

Le porte-parole du NPD en matière de francophonie, Robert Aubin, a émis la déclaration suivante :

March 17th, 2017

Upcoming budget should support small business: NDP

The NDP’s Critic for Small Business, MP Gord Johns (Courtenay-Alberni), wrote a letter to the Minister in charge of small business policy, Bardish Chagger, urging her to include measures to address the top priorities of small business owners in the upcoming federal budget.

March 17th, 2017

Trudeau must stand up for Canadians dependent on U.S. work: NDP

New Democrats are urging Prime Minister Trudeau to stand up for Canadians workers who depend on work in the United States. The US is now preventing Canadians from crossing the border even though they have valid non-immigrant NAFTA professional visas (TN visas).

February 27th, 2017

Windsor-Essex MPs call for tax deadline extension, warn of mass Phoenix T4 issues

Due to the ongoing Phoenix pay system fiasco, local New Democrat MPs are calling on the Liberal government to extend the 2016 CRA tax filing deadline to avoid further headaches and delays.

February 14th, 2017

NDP pushes for answers after Canada-US meeting

Following formal meetings in Washington between Prime Minister Trudeau and US President Donald Trump, New Democrat MPs in Windsor-Essex are pushing for answers on the future of NAFTA and the implications of the US travel ban.

January 27th, 2017

GM job cuts underscore NAFTA failures

In the wake of the announcement of upcoming layoffs at GM’s Ingersoll operations, New Democrats are demanding the Prime Minister intervene and explain to Canadians what he will be doing to protect good-paying Canadian jobs and how that plan will be used during upcoming NAFTA renegotiations.

January 25th, 2017

Tracey Ramsey elected to key caucus positions

Tracey Ramsey, MP (Essex) was elected yesterday by her colleagues as their representative to the NDP Federal Council and as vice-chair of the NDP’s Ontario Caucus.

January 19th, 2017

Liberals must make Canadian jobs clear priority in relationship with Trump administration

NDP Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey, made the following statement regarding the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA):

January 18th, 2017

Health Minister jeopardizing public healthcare

Tracey Ramsey, MP (Essex) fully supports the following statement made by NDP Health Critic, Don Davies:

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

NDP MPs Sheri Benson and Erin Weir are calling on the Public Services Minister, Judy Foote, to put her money where her mouth is, and defer her own salary until the Phoenix fiasco is fixed. The NDP is also calling for executive performance bonuses not be paid out.

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

Today in the House of Commons, NDP International Trade critic Tracey Ramsey (Essex) demanded answers from the federal Liberals following claims that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will cost thousands of good paying Canadian Seafarer jobs.

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.

November 3rd, 2016

Liberal privatization scheme will leave Canadians paying more

The NDP is condemning the Liberal government for its scheme to privatize public infrastructure that will mean new tolls and user fees where there are none, and the hiking of fees where they already exist.

October 24th, 2016

Freeland must grab the opportunity to fix CETA

NDP Trade Critic Tracey Ramsey made the following statement:

“As Wallonia continues to stand up for all Europeans that have raised opposition to elements of CETA, we are calling on the Canadian government to stop setting arbitrary deadlines and focus their efforts on fixing the deal.

October 20th, 2016

NDP victory: Trade committee to study steel dumping

The Standing Committee on International Trade will study unfair trade practices impacting Canada’s steel industry thanks to a motion introduced by NDP trade critic, Tracey Ramsey (Essex).

October 12th, 2016

Liberals fail to protect Canadian forestry jobs

Today, the Liberals failed to get a new deal to protect Canadian forestry jobs after promising to do so for the industry. This failure to reach a new softwood lumber deal by today’s expiry date will gravely hurt Canadian companies and workers.

October 5th, 2016

MP Ramsey helps young Windsor activist Jada Malott voice TPP concerns directly to Prime Minister

Jada Malott, a 12-year-old activist from Windsor, visited Parliament Hill today to share her message that the TPP is a bad deal for Canada. Tracey Ramsey, MP for Essex and NDP critic for International Trade, arranged for Jada to meet directly with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

September 28th, 2016

NDP tables bill to strengthen rail safety

On Tuesday, NDP Critic for Environment and Climate Change, Linda Duncan (Edmonton-Strathcona), tabled a Private Member’s Bill to strengthen the regulation of dangerous goods shipped by rail.

September 28th, 2016

NDP proposes oversight on arms sales

Today, the NDP announced that it will put the issue of oversight of Canadian arms exports to a vote in Parliament as an opposition day motion in the coming days.

September 15th, 2016

Canadian jobs threatened with no new softwood lumber deal in sight

After yesterday’s announcement from Liberal Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland that a new softwood lumber deal has not yet been reached, NDP Critic for International Trade, Tracey Ramsey (Essex), is warning that the failure to reach a new deal will soon hurt Canadian companies and workers.

September 10th, 2016

Economic impact study confirms TPP is a bad deal

NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey (Essex) made the following statement:

"Finally today, the economic impact study on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) was released with little good news to reassure Canadians that this deal will benefit them.

August 12th, 2016

A community victory: Windsor veterans office to reopen

Local MPs Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor—Tecumseh), Brian Masse (Windsor West) and Tracey Ramsey (Essex) are welcoming plans to reopen Windsor’s Veterans Affairs office, but are concerned it won’t happen until spring 2017.

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 15th, 2016

MP Ramsey particpates in national chicken recipe contest

Aiming to win $10,000 for her local food bank, MP Ramsey has submitted her favourite grilled chicken sandwich recipe for the Great Canadian Chicken BBQ contest.

May 18th, 2016

Mulcair welcomes official apology on the anniversary of the Komagata Maru tragedy

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair (Outremont) made the following statement on the anniversary of the Komagata Maru tragedy:

May 18th, 2016

NDP outraged as Liberals take veterans back to court

OTTAWA – New Democrats are outraged by reports today that veterans are yet again being fought in court by their own government that will deny our heroes their benefits. This comes after the Liberal Party campaigned on bringing back a lifetime pension for veterans.

March 23rd, 2016

Ramsey: Budget full of missed opportunities for Windsor-Essex

Canadians had high expectations for yesterday’s Liberal budget, but what they got instead were missed opportunities to tackle inequality and backtracking on key commitments.

March 15th, 2016

5 things to know about millennials & precarious work

The gap between the rich and poor in Canada is growing and precarious work only makes matters worse.

March 11th, 2016

NDP invites Canadians to share their views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Tracey Ramsey, NDP Critic for International Trade, is encouraging Canadians to share their views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by participating in a study of the proposed deal that’s being conducted by the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade.

March 10th, 2016

Payment protection program needed for producers, says NDP

NDP MP Tracey Ramsey (Essex) is calling on the Liberal government to introduce a payment protection program for Canadian fresh fruit and vegetable producers, in a motion tabled in Parliament.

February 26th, 2016

Canada Summer Jobs: employer applications due March 11

New Democrat MP Tracey Ramsey (Essex) is reminding local employers that the application period for the Canada Summer Jobs program has been extended until March 11, 2016.

February 25th, 2016

NDP presents anti-scab bill

Today, New Democrats presented their first bill to be debated in the House of Commons this Parliament. The anti-scab bill, presented by deputy Labour critic Karine Trudel (Jonquière), would protect workers in the event of a strike or lockout.

February 16th, 2016

NDP statement on the Zika virus outbreak

NDP Health Critic Don Davies made the following statement after requesting an Emergency Debate in the House of Commons on the Zika Virus Outbreak:

January 25th, 2016

NDP calls on Liberals to reject job-killing TPP

Today in the House of Commons, NDP International Trade critic Tracey Ramsey (Essex) called on the federal Liberal government to stand up for Canadian jobs instead of signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as it stands.

January 20th, 2016

NDP statement on Postmedia cuts

NDP Industry Critic Brian Masse (Windsor West) made the following statement in response to Postmedia layoffs across Canada:

January 18th, 2016

On TPP Liberals don't think better is possible

Memo to Liberal trade minister Chrystia Freeland: this is Canada, and in Canada, better is always possible – especially when it comes to protecting jobs from a bad deal signed by the Harper Conservatives.

December 14th, 2015

MP Tracey Ramsey delivers maiden speech in Parliament

Tracey Ramsey, the newly elected Member of Parliament for Essex, had a busy week in Ottawa, delivering her maiden speech in the House of Commons, as well as asking the government about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Question Period and making her first member’s statement.

December 7th, 2015

Thank you!

I am honoured to have been elected as your Member of Parliament.

Thank you for entrusting me to be your voice. I will stand up for the people of Essex every step of the way.