April 26th, 2017

Liberals Miss Own Deadline on Abandoned Vessel Action

The Liberal government is missing its own deadline for action on abandoned vessels.

On October 26, 2016, Members of Parliament unanimously voted to give the federal government six months to take meaningful steps to address the issue of abandoned vessels.

April 25th, 2017

MP Sheila Malcolmson Announces $640,000 in Canada Summer Jobs Funding for Nanaimo—Ladysmith

Nanaimo—Ladysmith is receiving $641,573 in Canada Summer Jobs funding in 2017/2018, up more than $77,000 from last year. The federal funding will support 190 local jobs for post-secondary students between the ages of 15 and 30.

April 19th, 2017

Trudeau M.I.A. in Defending Supply Management

OTTAWA – Following comments made by US President Donald Trump, the NDP is calling on the Liberal government to stand up for Canada’s dairy producers. In a letter sent to the Liberal government, NDP Critic for International Trade, Tracey Ramsey, NDP Critic for Agriculture, Ruth Ellen Brosseau and NDP Deputy Ethics Critic, Karine Trudel called on Justin Trudeau to send the US a clear message and commit to protecting Canada’s supply management system.

April 13th, 2017

MP Sheila Malcolmson Tables Bill C-352 to Force Federal Action on Abandoned Vessels

OTTAWA — Citing the Liberal’s failure to protect Canadian waterways from abandoned vessels, NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson tabled an enhanced bill on Thursday to force the federal government to take action.

April 12th, 2017

NDP MP Pushes Prime Minister for Action on Abandoned Vessels

OTTAWA – There's still no action from the Liberal government on its promise to protect Canada’s coasts from abandoned vessels, Nanaimo—Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson found today as she questioned the Prime Minister in the House of Commons.

April 11th, 2017

NDP to Minister of Transport: Introduce Passenger Bill of Rights

OTTAWA – NDP MPs Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) and Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières) are calling on the Minister of Transport to introduce the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights before the end of the current session of Parliament. The NDP has long advocated for the rights of air travellers and NDP MPs have previously introduced this type of legislation.