NDP alarmed as liberals approve GM salmon

OTTAWA – New Democrats are alarmed by the Liberal government’s announcement that it has approved genetically modified salmon for sale and consumption in Canada.

AquAdvantage Salmon are genetically modified to grow twice as fast as conventionally farmed salmon. With this announcement, Canadians will be faced with the world’s first GM food animal with absolutely no requirement to label this product as genetically modified.


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NDP forces reversal on liberal power grab

OTTAWA – New Democrats welcome the Liberal government’s decision to reverse their lastest attempt to strong-arm Parliament.

At the start of this week, Liberals introduced Motion 6, a motion that if passed, would have robbed MPs of many of the tools they use to do their work and represent Canadians. In an unprecendent show of unity the opposition parties joined together in pressuring the government to reverse their decision.


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NDP outraged as Liberals take veterans back to court

OTTAWA – New Democrats are outraged by reports today that veterans are yet again being fought in court by their own government that will deny our heroes their benefits. This comes after the Liberal Party campaigned on bringing back a lifetime pension for veterans.

After Conservatives spent $700,000 fighting veterans in court, the Liberal government has hired the same lawyer used by the Conservatives, to try once again to deny that the government owes veterans a special obligation due to their service to this country.


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Mulcair welcomes official apology on the anniversary of the Komagata Maru tragedy

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair (Outremont) made the following statement on the anniversary of the Komagata Maru tragedy: 

“Over a hundred years ago, 376 passengers boarded a Japanese steamship named Komagata Maru. Most of them were Sikhs from the Punjab region of India, searching for safety and a better life in Canada.


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New Democrats extend solidarity, support and empathy to the people of Alberta and Fort McMurray

OTTAWA – The Federal Council of the New Democratic Party of Canada adopted a motion this weekend to extend solidarity, support and empathy to the people of Alberta and Fort McMurray in the wake of the devastating wild fires.

Federal Council is also encouraging New Democrats from coast to coast to coast to make donations to the Red Cross for wild fire relief. The federal government will be matching funds for donations to the Red Cross.


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