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 5th, 2017

Realtors raise $30,000 to support Kiwanis summer camp

"A crowd of 260 attended the event at the Sprucewood Winery in Harrow, including federal MP Tracey Ramsey (NDP-Essex), who herself attended the camp as a youngster.

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 21st, 2017

Elected New Democrats talk Trump, NAFTA, border

Windsor-Essex NDP representatives met Friday to unify their positions and plot strategies on issues of trade and the American border.

November 16th, 2016

Trump shows the need to revisit our approach to free trade

*This article was first published in The Hill Times

By Tracey Ramsey, MP (Essex) and NDP Critic for International Trade

One week after the shocking outcome of the U.S. election, it’s difficult to assess the implications of a Donald Trump presidency on the all-important Canada-U.S. relationship.

April 28th, 2016

Politicians get behind robotics team

"Two local politicians are calling on the prime minister and premier to support an all-girls robotics team from Holy Name elementary school in Essex headed to Syndey, Australia, in July to compete in an international competition. ...

March 10th, 2016

NDP calls for Ottawa to protect produce farmers

"NDP Trade Critic Tracey Ramsey has tabled a motion in the House of Commons demanding the federal government develop a payment protection program for produce growers similar to the American Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).

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 26th, 2016

NDPs wants Ottawa to address Marathon request to up emissions

"Federal politicians representing west Windsor and LaSalle are now speaking up about the Marathon's request to increase emissions at its refinery in Detroit.

December 14th, 2015

Maiden speech challenges Liberal government

In her maiden question in the House of Commons, Essex MP Tracey Ramsey challenged the Liberal government to reach a better Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.