Author Archives: Ontario NDP

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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Windsor West MP Brian Masse to introduce legislation to to give minister power to stop Nav Canada studies during pandemics

Windsor West MP Brian Masse is introducing legislation today that would give the Minister of Transportation the authority to remove airports from NAV Canada aeronautical studies which would lead to the reduction or elimination of air traffic control services, today in the House of Commons. Currently, NAV Canada is considering the removal of seven airport towers across Canada including Whitehorse, ...

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NDP wants Ford government to pause OSAP repayments during the pandemic

Official Opposition NDP critic for Colleges and Universities, Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre) has released a statement in response to a government announcement regarding Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for micro-credential programs: “Students don’t just need permission to borrow more money — they need a break on student loan repayments. COVID has taken away their summer jobs, and delayed their ...

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NDP tries again for paid sick days for all Ontarians

Andrea Horwath’s NDP will use its Opposition Day Motion slot Monday to give the Doug Ford government another chance to give all Ontarians paid sick days​ to help end the pandemic sooner. “Paid sick days will help Ontario beat COVID-19 quicker, and end the frustrating cycle of lockdowns,” said Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath. “Workers without paid sick days are ...

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NDP make commitment to help small businesses struggling during pandemic

Small businesses hit hard by the pandemic have an ally in NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh who is revealing his party’s plan to help these businesses survive as cornerstones in our communities. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are ready to go to great lengths for big corporations, but since the beginning of the pandemic, they’ve done the bare minimum for the small businesses ...

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Mamakwa urges Ford government to step up and fix dire water crisis in Neskantaga

Sol Mamakwa, MPP for Kiiwetinoong  and NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic, has written an open letter to Doug Ford urging him to step up and respond to the dire water crisis facing Neskantaga. “For 25 years – an entire generation – Neskantaga has been without clean water, living under a boil water advisory. Then two weeks ago, dangerous hydrocarbons ...

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Sol Mamakwa demande au gouvernement Ford d’intervenir et de résoudre la crise de l’eau qui sévit à Neskantaga

Sol Mamakwa, député provincial de Kiiwetinoong et porte-parole du NPD en matière de relations et de réconciliation avec les Autochtones, a écrit une lettre ouverte à Doug Ford l’exhortant à réagir à la crise de l’eau qui sévit à Neskantaga. « Depuis 25 ans, soit  une génération entière, Neskantaga a été privé d’eau salubre, vivant sous le coup d’un avis d’ébullition ...

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Mamakwa demands support for Neskantaga evacuation during public health emergency

Sol Mamakwa, NDP MPP for Kiiwetinoong, is calling on Doug Ford to make every effort to support the residents of Neskantaga who are being evacuated due to the complete shutdown of all running water. “Doug Ford must ensure that the provincial government supports the evacuation of elders, children and the most vulnerable in the community who need assistance immediately.  Losing running water to the entire ...

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