Author Archives: Ontario NDP

Ford fails to stop gas price gouging in Northern Ontario: NDP

As gasoline prices soar across Northern Ontario, northern NDP MPPs are calling out Doug Ford for failing to act after three years in government despite having an NDP bill that would put an end to gas price gouging in Northern Ontario. The following statement was released by MPPs Gilles Bisson (Timmins), John Vanthof (Timiskaming-Cochrane), France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Jamie West ...

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Mamakwa responds to Indigenous curriculum announcement

NDP critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations, Sol Mamakwa, released the following statement in response to a Ford government announcement Wednesday on the inclusion of Indigenous material in Grade 1 to 3 curriculum: “The NDP still supports the addition of mandatory and Elder and knowledge-keeper written Indigenous curricula. Our thanks goes to Elders and Knowledge Keepers who have given their ...

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NDP statement on marking National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa, NDP critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations, will mark Thursday’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day with solemn reflection of Canada’s shameful mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples, and commemoration of the thousands of Indigenous children who never came home from Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. “Tomorrow, Canadians ...

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New Democrats launch Northern Ontario platform

Committing to create and support good jobs, protect communities from the effects of climate change, and put reconciliation into action, New Democrats shared their commitments today, to make life better and more affordable for families across Northern Ontario.  NDP candidates Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay), Carol Hughes (Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing), Nadia Verrelli (Sudbury) and Andréane Chénier (Nickel Belt) launched the NDP’s Northern platform in Sudbury ...

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Les néo-démocrates lancent leur plateforme pour le Nord

Les néo-démocrates ont présenté aujourd’hui leur plan afin d’améliorer la qualité de vie des familles du Nord de l’Ontario. Le NPD s’est engagé à créer et soutenir de bons emplois, protéger les collectivités des effets des changements climatiques, et à poser des gestes concrets en faveur de la réconciliation. Les candidates et candidats du NPD Charlie Angus (Timmins–Baie James), Carol ...

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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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