New Democrats are committed to earning back Canada’s respect on the world stage so that we can win back our seat at the Security Council table. We want to project a bold and ambitious agenda for cooperation, and to build a more compassionate, peaceful and sustainable world.
Stop the Changes to the Navigable Waters Act
Sign this petition to stop the changes to the Navigable Waters Act, which has left thousands of lakes and rivers in Canada unprotected from unregulated development.
Conflict Minerals Campaign
The war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed more than five million lives. It’s a shocking fact – but we have the power to do something about it. This devastating war is financed with profits from illegal mines. The minerals are sold onto the international market, and eventually end up in products you and I purchase. If we stopped conflict minerals from entering the products we consume, we can dry up the financial support for the war and take the first steps in peace building. That is why I’ve proposed Bill C-486, the Conflict Minerals Act. It will make sure that Canadians can choose products that don’t fund armed conflict. The Just Minerals Campaign is a national grassroots campaign in support of our bill. Together, we are building a movement that really can change the world.
Now I need your help. Join us now by doing three simple things: 1. Sign the petition now: www.ndp.ca/conflictfree 2. Join, like, and share us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mineraljustice 3. Ask ten of your friends to join the campaign as well
Response to "No more cycling deaths in Ottawa" petition
Over the past few weeks, I have received many e-mails and letters from concerned citizens following a tragic cyclist accident in October. I thank you for your e-mails and letters concerning cyclist safety in Ottawa and I very much appreciate you taking the time to voice your opinions with me on this important issue.
Mr. Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre, NDP):
Mr.Speaker, I appreciate being given the floor to speak about an urgent and troubling situation. This week, the most consequential investment agreement that Canada has signed since NAFTA is set to be ratified without any debate or study in Parliament.
The text of the Canada-China foreign promotion and protection agreement, known as FIPA, was only made public a few weeks ago. The few experts who have looked into the fine print of the treaty are raising serious concerns for investors, Canadian industries and even provincial governments. The NDP has called for this agreement to be studied, debated and brought forward for a vote, but to no avail. That is why today, as a last resort, we are calling for an emergency debate on this controversial treaty.
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