Summary of Tom Mulcair’s call with Egyptian ambassador on Mohamed Fahmy’s case

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair spoke to Egypt’s envoy to Ottawa earlier today regarding the case of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy.

Mr. Mulcair indicated Canadians are very worried about the situation. He noted we support Mr. Fahmy and disagree with the court sentence.

Mr. Mulcair noted that we understand deportation is a political decision, at the discretion of the President of Egypt and reiterated that we would like to see Mr. Fahmy return home to Canada as soon as possible.


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Liberals oppose plan to combat violence against women

New Democrats slammed the Liberals for their opposition to Tom Mulcair’s commitment to ending violence against women.

In response to Mulcair’s plan to ensure no woman in need is ever turned away from a shelter, Justin Trudeau’s deputy leader Ralph Goodale criticized the $40M commitment by saying “he simply cannot keep those promises.”


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Mulcair pledges support for wine tourism in the Okanagan

Today, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change to the beautiful Okanagan where he focused on his concrete plans to promote tourism and support small and medium sized businesses.

“The Okanagan is increasingly earning great respect for the quality of its wines and its tourism industry,” said Mulcair. “Our commitment to Destination Canada will bring more American tourists north, boosting the region’s economy and creating good jobs.”


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Time to end Harper’s lost decade

Today’s updated Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures are the latest evidence that the Conservative economic plan is failing Canadians, says former provincial finance minister and NDP Candidate (Eglinton-Lawrence), Andrew Thomson.

“The figures released this morning by Statistics Canada were predictable and a disappointing development for Canada,” said Thomson.  “Canadians have been paying for the Conservatives’ failures with stagnant incomes and more debt, lost jobs and erosion of their retirement security.”


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Trudeau’s plan will lead to cuts to vital services

Today, NDP Industry Critic Peggy Nash criticized the Grand Canyon-sized hole left in Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s economic plan asking what they are going to cut to fill it.


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