Author Archives: Ontario NDP

Statement from Sol Mamakwa, Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations

NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong), Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations, released the following statement in response to the horrific discovery of hundreds of children in unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school near the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan: “These children were taken from their parents, and never returned home. Their families never stopped ...

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Horwath responds to deadly London car attack

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to London Police Services’ revelation that a Muslim family was targeted and deliberately struck by a driver on Sunday in London, Ontario: “Words are not enough to express the sorrow and anger we are all feeling in the wake of news that three generations of a family were targeted and ...

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NDP calls for urgent action to address COVID-19 crisis in Northern Ontario

On Thursday, May 27th during the Question Period NDP MP Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) secured a commitment from the Liberal government to address the worsening COVID-19 crisis in Northern Ontario. “Over the last week, the city of Timmins and the community of Moosonee declared a state of emergency over the spike in COVID,” said Angus in the House of Commons, ...

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NDP says its time for a national dentistry program

With Canada ranked among the lowest of the thirty-seven OECD countries for publicly funded dentistry, New Democrats say it’s time for the government to support their proposal to provide dental coverage to millions of Canadians who can’t afford a visit to the dentist. The NDP plan, brought forward  by MP Jack Harris, is completely costed by the Parliamentary Budget Officer ...

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Le NPD dit qu’il est temps d’avoir un programme national de dentaire

Étant donné que Canada occupe l’une des dernières places parmi les 37 pays de l’OCDE pour ce qui est du financement public des soins dentaires, le NPD demande au gouvernement d’appuyer sa proposition visant à fournir une assurance dentaire à des millions de Canadien·nes qui ne peuvent pas se permettre une visite chez le dentiste. Le plan du NPD, présenté ...

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Le NPD présentera une motion pour étudier l’impact des coupures dans le programme de formation des sages-femmes à l’Université Laurentienne

Au cours de la réunion de ce matin du Comité permanent de la condition féminine, la porte-parole du NPD pour les femmes et l’égalité des sexes, Lindsay Mathyssen, présentera une motion demandant une étude sur l’impact des coupures faites au programme de sages-femmes de l’Université Laurentienne. La perte de ce programme aura des effets dévastateurs sur la santé des femmes ...

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Doug Ford always opposed any kind of paid sick time

Premier Doug Ford was always opposed any program that offers any help to workers to stay home when they are sick. One of Doug Ford’s first actions as premier was to take away Ontario’s two measly paid sick days. When a limited federal program was introduced to provide small supports to some workers who do not have paid sick days, ...

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NDP Leader pushes Trudeau to help fight for Laurentian University

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh continued to call on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to immediately take action to help Laurentian University, their staff, students and the wider community. The University that has given generations of francophones, Indigenous and working-class youth access to quality education is being ripped apart and it will have devastating impacts in Northern Ontario. “People in Northern Ontario depend ...

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Nav Canada agrees to preserve air traffic control services

Brian Masse NDP M.P. (Windsor West) declared victory in the months long efforts to save air traffic control tower services at Windsor International airport and six other airports across the country that were threatened with reduction or closure. Nav Canada announced today that they are maintaining services and there will be no site closures anywhere in the country. “The victory ...

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NDP force Liberals to face Laurentian University crisis by calling emergency debate

Last night, thanks to the NDP, an emergency debate was held to urgently address the crisis facing Laurentian University. MP Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay), was joined by fellow NDP MPs to push the Liberal government into taking credible steps to help the fight to save Laurentian. “For everyone in Northern Ontario, this university is an important symbol, especially for french ...

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MPP Suze Morrison extends condolences to the family of Cileana Taylor

Suze Morrison, MPP for Toronto Centre and NDP critic for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls response, issued the following statement on the tragic murder of Cileana Taylor, a young Annishnaabe woman from Curve Lake First Nation: “I want to express my sorrow and anger at the loss of Cileana Taylor. I offer my sincerest condolences to Cileana’s family, ...

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