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NDP secures more protections for workers

OTTAWA— On Thursday, Canada’s New Democrats made major improvements to the new anti-scab legislation. The law makes it harder for employers to use replacement workers in federally-regulated work places during labour disputes and gives workers more power to fight for better wages and conditions on the job.
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May 1

New Democrats support help for Canadians in budget, commit to fighting Liberal failures

OTTAWA – On Wednesday, Canada’s New Democrats supported the budget where they fought to deliver: free birth control for 9 million Canadians and diabetes medication for 3.7 million Canadians; a national program providing free meals at school for hungry kids; protection for renters from losing their affordable homes to speculators; funding to create a Red Dress Alert; help for young Canadians to access the mental health care they need with a new Youth Mental Health Fund.
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May 1

The NDP’s dental care plan will be life changing for seniors

OTTAWA—Starting on Wednesday, nearly 2 million seniors will benefit from the NDP’s dental care plan. Canadian seniors won’t have to avoid going to the dentist just because it is too expensive.
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April 30

Liberals leave more than one million people with disabilities in poverty

COQUITLAM — On Monday, NDP Critic for Disability and Inclusion Bonita Zarrillo (Port Moody—Coquitlam) questioned Minister Kamal Khera for failing to lift people living with disability out of poverty.
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April 30

NDP’s Heather McPherson tables bill to protect Canadians’ pensions from Conservatives

OTTAWA—On Tuesday, NDP MP Heather McPherson (Edmonton Strathcona) took action with a bill to protect Canadian workers’ pensions against Danielle Smith’s reckless plan to pull Alberta out of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).
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April 16

NDP lowers costs for Canadians but Liberal budget doesn’t tackle corporate greed

OTTAWA — On Tuesday, Canada's NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh reacted to the federal government’s budget. For months, the NDP has fought to have measures in the budget that lower costs for hardworking people but today Singh criticized the Liberals for failing to tackle the corporate greed driving up prices and gouging Canadians.
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April 15

NDP uses its power to pass the Sustainable Jobs Act at third reading

In reaction to the Sustainable Jobs Act passing third reading, NDP critic for Jobs and Just Transition Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay) made the following statement:
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April 12

NDP: We can tackle the climate crisis and make life more affordable for Canadians

Canada's NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made the following statement on the consumer carbon price:
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April 11

MP rebukes top housing official for chronic underfunding of Prairie First Nations

'That is one of the most nefarious and deceitful things a bureaucracy could do,' says NDP’s Blake Desjarlais
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April 9

NDP calls on Liberals to bring family members stuck in Sudan to safety

OTTAWA – On Tuesday, the NDP called on the Liberal government to accelerate the processing of applications of people fleeing war in Sudan to reunite them safely with their family in Canada. Since the Liberals launched their family reunification program for relatives in Sudan in February, not one person has been approved to come to Canada as Sudan is on the brink of a man-made famine.
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