Statement by NDP leader Thomas Mulcair on Canada day

“New Democrats join Canadians everywhere today, in celebrating the 149th anniversary of our great country.
Our diversity, openness, and respect for one another have created a country that is the envy of many around the world.
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NDP statement on the court challenge to C-14

NDP Justice Critic, Murray Rankin, made the following statement on the court challenge following the Liberal government forcing through bill C-14:

“Julia Lamb is fighting for her rights – rights established by the Supreme Court and then taken away by the Liberal government. By attacking her right to make decisions about her own life, C-14 forces Julia to live in fear of her condition suddenly becoming intolerable and having nowhere to turn.


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NDP statement on Canadian Multiculturalism Day

NDP Multiculturalism Critic Rachel Blaney (North Island – Powell River) made the following statement:

“Today, as we celebrate Multiculturalism Day, we take stock of the unity and coexistence of the many traditions and cultures that make up our great country. This is a heritage we can take great pride in.


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NDP selects Chief Electoral Officer for leadership race

OTTAWA –The New Democratic Party of Canada has appointed Emily Watkins as Chief Electoral Officer for the upcoming NDP 2017 Leadership Race.  Ms. Watkins’ appointment was ratified by the Party’s Federal Council, as per Article 2 a) of its 2017 Leadership Rules.


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NDP statement on Quebec’s National Holiday and Saint-Jean Baptiste

NDP Quebec Lieutenant, Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont-La Petite Patrie), made the following statement:

“Quebecers everywhere today are united in celebration of their National Holiday.

I would like to take this opportunity to join them in honouring the Québécois culture and the French language.

It’s important to highlight Quebec’s unique contributions to Canada, North America, and the world. The Québécois nation is prosperous, strong, diverse, and based on its core values of equality and respect.


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