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February 23rd, 2017

NDP commemorates 10th anniversary of human rights complaint on First Nations child services

“Ten years ago today, the AFN and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada filed the human rights complaint that ultimately found the federal government racially discriminating against 163 000 First Nations’ children.

February 10th, 2017

Trudeau’s alternative facts on democratic reform

When asked yesterday by a concerned Canadian why he was abandoning democratic reform, Justin Trudeau blamed the NDP and tried to scare Canadians instead of taking responsibility for breaking his promise.

February 3rd, 2017

NDP statement on the 50th anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women

"50 years ago, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women exposed widespread discrimination against women and set forth a clear plan to promote women’s rights.

February 1st, 2017

New Democrats join Canadians in celebrating Black History Month

“As Black History Month begins, New Democrats join Canadians in celebrating and honouring the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.

January 28th, 2017

NDP Statement on Chinese New Year

“I would like to extend my best wishes to all Chinese Canadians celebrating the Lunar New Year – the longest and most important holiday in the Chinese calendar.

November 11th, 2016

NDP STATEMENT ON REMEMBRANCE DAY

"Today New Democrats join Canadians across the country in taking the time to reflect and remember those who fought; those who were injured, and the many that did not make it home. We remember with sorrow the families who welcomed back shattered souls, shattered bodies, or no one at all.

October 14th, 2016

CHARLIE ANGUS STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF JIM PRENTICE

I offer my condolences to the family of Jim Prentice who was lost in a plane crash today.

September 5th, 2016

STATEMENT ON LABOUR DAY

"On this Labour Day, New Democrats honour the tremendous accomplishments that hard-working Canadians have achieved. Across Canada, workplaces are safer, more equitable, and provide fair wages because workers have risen in solidarity with their unions time and time again.

July 15th, 2016

Statement on the attack in Nice, France

Last night, while celebrating Bastille Day in Nice and the triumph of liberty over tyranny, French citizens were once again attacked by hatred and terror. New Democrats join with all Canadians in condemning this heinous terrorist attack against innocent people.

June 21st, 2016

STATEMENT ON NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

Indigenous and Northern Affairs critic Charlie Angus (Timmins –James Bay) made the following statement on National Aboriginal Day:

June 2nd, 2016

NDP HIGHLIGHTS SUPPLY MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS ON WORLD MILK DAY

NDP Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food , Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier-Maskinongé), made the following statement :

May 18th, 2016

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:

April 27th, 2016

STATEMENT FROM NORTHERN ONTARIO NEW DEMOCRATS: TWO FEDERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY INSPECTORS IS NOT ENOUGH FOR NORTHERN ONTARIO

Thursday is the National Day of Mourning, a day that as a country we recognize those who are killed or injured in the workplace and the importance of safety in the workplace.

January 7th, 2016

10Th ANNIVERSARY OF TERRIBLE KASHECHEWAN FIRE: LESSONS STILL NEED TO BE LEARNED

January 8th will be the ten-year anniversary of the fatal fire at a makeshift police detachment in Kashechewan. Two men, Jamie Goodwin and Ricardo Wesley, burned alive while locked in a jail cell in a building without a sprinkler system, fire extinguisher, or even a smoke alarm.

May 28th, 2015

ANGUS PAYS TRIBUTE TO YOUNG FEMALE MINER KILLED ON JOB

Charlie Angus rose in Parliament today to express the sadness of the region over the recent death of 22-year-old Alexie Dallaire Vincent at the St. Andrews Goldfields Mine. It is believed that her death was a “terrible milestone” marking the first death of a female worker underground inOntario.

February 24th, 2015

ON THE PASSING OF JOE MAVRINAC – VANTHOF AND ANGUS

ON THE PASSING OF JOE MAVRINAC – VANTHOF AND ANGUS

Timmins- Northern Ontario has lost a legend with the passing of former mayor Joe Mavrinac. For decades he was the face of Kirkland Lake and his life personified the history and development of this gold mining town.

January 30th, 2015

THE PAYMASTER DISASTER

“Throughout yesterday afternoon when word of the accident spread throughout the district, long lines of cars, bearing relatives streamed to the mine property. Police on duty at the shafthead, kept crowds back while the last victims were brought to surface...(one) relative, a woman, screamed when the body of one of the last men brought to surface was taken from the skip and the canvas covering the body was turned back to permit identification.”

January 22nd, 2015

NDP: Onside with small business

This past week I sat down with the Timmins Chamber of Commerce to talk about issues in the north. We may be heavily dependent on the resource sector in the north, but small businesses continue to be the backbone of stability across our region. The key to diversification is ensuring that the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a climate that encourages them to invest in growth and in hiring new people.

December 4th, 2014

NDP NOT BRINGING BACK THE GUN REGISTRY --- PERIOD

The NDP has been clear: we have absolutely no plan to bring back the failed Liberal long gun registry. Full stop.

May 28th, 2014

STATEMENT BY CHARLIE ANGUS ON HIS PAN-CANADIAN PALLIATIVE CARE MOTION

MP Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) made the following statement after his motion to establish a pan-Canadian strategy for palliative and end of life care was passed:

May 13th, 2014

OP-ED: Government Forced to Protect Student Vote

OP-ED: Government Forced to Protect Student Vote

By: Charlie Angus

There are many destructive elements in the Conservative’s (Un)fair Elections Act, but there was one proposed change that just seemed downright bizarre and even petty. Section 18 of the Act proposed to make it illegal for Elections Canada to support school programs that teach kids about democracy like Student Vote. That’s right, illegal.