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April 26th, 2013

NPD Asks Information Commissionner To Investigate Library And Archives Canada's Code Of Conduct

Click here to read Pierre Nantel's letter to the Information Commissioner

OTTAWA – In the wake of the minister of heritage's visit to Library and Archives, New Democrats have asked the information commissioner to investigate the government's Code of Conduct at Library and Archives, in the context of her ongoing investigation into the muzzling of federal government scientists and experts.

May 29th, 2012

Protecting our refugees

Bill C-31 is a new law from the Harper government that proposes todramatically change the way that Canada welcomes refugees. BillC-31 will affect individuals and families who fl ee their home countryand come to Canada to ask for protection. Canada has a system inplace to hear the stories of these individuals (called refugee claimants)and to decide if they meet the international and Canadian defi nitions ofneeding refugee protection: Are they refugees? Should Canada offerthem a new, permanent home?Bill C-31 will change the way that Canada decides who is a refugee.The bill proposes to treat refugee claimants differently dependingon the country they came from or the method they used to come toCanada.As a result, several sections of Bill C-31 violate Canadian law (theCanadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms) and international law (theConvention relating to the Status of Refugees and the Convention onthe Rights of the Child).

January 24th, 2012

Statement by New Democrat Critic for Canadian Heritage, Tyrone Benskin, and Deputy Critic Pierre Nantel, on the nomination of Monsieur Lazhar at the Academy Awards

New Democrats are proud to congratulate Quebec writer and director Philippe Falardeau, as well as producers Kim McCraw and Luc Déry, for the Oscar nomination of Monsieur Lazhar for Best Foreign Language Film.

January 23rd, 2012

CBC / Radio-Canada must continue serving all Canadians: Turmel

The public broadcaster has a key role to play in this country, reminds NDP Leader

January 12th, 2012

NDP demands next CRTC chair be bilingual

Conservative trend of ignoring language rights continues with new CRTC chair

January 12, 2012

OTTAWA – New Democrats today blasted Stephen Harper for failing to make bilingualism a requirement for the new CRTC chair, saying it once again proves French is not a priority for the government.

December 21st, 2011

Best Wishes

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!

Please note that our office will be closed from December 23, 2011 to January 8, 2012.

November 2nd, 2011

New Democrats Salute 75 Years Of Excellence At Cbc

Novembre 2, 2011

OTTAWA – New Democrats today marked the 75th Anniversary of the CBC by joining with citizens from coast to coast to coast in celebrating the proud history and reaffirming the bright future of a distinctly Canadian public broadcaster.

October 27th, 2011

NDP Shares Concerns With Cultural Community Over Conservative Copyright Bill

Charlie Angus, Pierrre Nantel and Pierre Dionne Labelle met with representatives from Montreal artis organizations

October 17th, 2011

NDP Calls For Concrete Action To Reduce Sports Injuries

Don Cherry’s comments are inappropriate and misguided

October 15, 2011

MONTREAL — While the debate on sports violence is becoming more and more relevant as several star players have had to put their careers on hold after sustaining injuries, NDP Sports Critic, Pierre Nantel, says that Don Cherry overstepped the line when he described three former NHL enforcers as “pukes” and “hypocrites”.

October 4th, 2011

NDP Brings Back Sports Injury Reduction Strategy

Bill would take action on concussion epidemic in amateur and youth sports

October 4, 2011

OTTAWA- NDP MP Glenn Thibeault (Sudbury), and New Democrat Sports Critic, MP Pierre Nantel (Longueuil--Pierre-Boucher), re-introduced a bill today to deal with the growing number of concussions in amateur and youth athletics.

September 19th, 2011

NDP Oppose Conservative Cuts To Literature Festival

Festival international de la littérature has funding removed at last minute by Conservatives

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011

MONTRÉAL – The New Democrats today condemned the way the Conservative Government is treating the Festival international de la littérature (FIL), cutting its funding only six weeks before it is set to begin. As a result, the Festival international de la littérature’s will be greatly weakened and the Festival is now likely headed towards the first deficit in its 17 year history.

September 7th, 2011

Head Shots Have No Place In Sports: NDP

September 7, 2011

OTTAWA – All across the country, Canadians are expressing concern about the impacts of head injuries on the lives of hockey players. This is why New Democrats want to ensure that all the necessary measures are being taken to avoid sport-related injuries – and in particular, injuries leading to concussions.