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
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 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
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.
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)
December 14th, 2015