NDP advocates for support for Canadians living with disabilities
OTTAWA – Today NDP Critic for Disability Inclusion, Bonita Zarrillo, got all Members of Parliament to agree to put in place a Canada Disability Benefit for Canadians living with a disability. Canadians living with disabilities have been disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are now struggling with the high cost of living as the price of food, housing and other essentials rise. Zarrillo says getting a commitment from Parliament will help pressure the Liberal government to...
Motion passes to retable unanimous report on coercive and controlling behaviour
Yesterday the Justice Committee voted in support of my motion to retable our unanimous report from the last session of Parliament calling for action to combat coercive and controlling behavior in intimate partner relationships by making coercive control a criminal offence. The government now has 120 days to respond to the report.
Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced an agreement reached by Canada’s New Democratic Party and the Liberal Party of Canada in Parliament, Delivering for Canadians Now, A Supply and Confidence Agreement.
NDP: Liberals cutting support to Canada’s struggling tourism industry
OTTAWA- Workers and small businesses in Canada’s tourism industry have been some of the hardest it by the COVID-19 pandemic. And now, just before the start of an important work season, the Liberal government is cutting the support people need to keep their businesses afloat and workers employed. Richard Cannings, the NDP's Small Business and Tourism Critic, is calling for the Liberals to reverse their plans to end help for people.
Statement in the House of Commons Calling for Climate Action Now
Mr. Speaker, this week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report we cannot ignore. The evidence is clear. It tells us we are in a rapidly closing window for taking action to avoid climate catastrophe. Even with making best efforts now, the results of our previous inaction will cause serious harm to the ecosystems that sustain life on this planet.