Megan Leslie

Tories To Study Dangers Of Microbeads

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government says Environment Canada is studying the dangers posed to wildlife and the environment by the plastic microbeads f...

NDP Seeks Emergency Debate As Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal New Democrats say there should be an emergency debate in Parliament on the implications of a new low in Arctic sea ice.Thursday's...

Facts On Iraq Mission Must Be Cleared Up: NDP

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq is planning to join a pair of Canadian investigations already underway into last week's deadly friendly-fire e...

Tory MP 'Disgusted' By Event Listing On NDP MP's Website

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Politics

A Conservative MP says he is "disgusted" by an event listing on the website of the NDP's deputy leader, in which attendees at this weekend's Halifax I...

Althia Raj

'Absurd, Completely Biased Limits' | Althia Raj | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The New Democrats are accusing the Conservatives of turning House of Commons committees into partisan circuses designed to applaud whatever...

NDP MP Criticized For 9/11 Truther Event On Her Website

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Politics

A Tory MP has accused the deputy leader of the New Democratic Party of "championing" the conspiracy theory that 9/11 was an inside job. Manitoba MP...

Canada's Environment Minister Is All Talking Points, No Action

Megan Leslie | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Megan Leslie

What became apparent over the duration of the House of Commons Environment Committee meeting was that Minister Leona Aglukkaq's grasp of her file is very limited. Her responses were vague and evasive, and left my NDP colleagues and I as much in the dark on her priorities when she left as we'd been before she came. Here are a few highlights -- or lowlights, as the case may be.

Conservatives Hitting the Snooze Button on Climate Change Is a Snore

Megan Leslie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Megan Leslie

Once again, Canada's Conservatives are bound and determined to roll right over, close their eyes and sleep through the alarm bells on climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) most recent assessment is a reminder of the urgency of addressing global warming, and the dangers of ignoring rising sea levels and increasing temperatures. In contrast, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in response that the newest report released by the IPCC is a wake-up call, and "those who deny the science or choose excuses over action are playing with fire." Our largest trading partner gets it. So where's Canada's government on this critical environmental and economic issue?

Climate Change Believes In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada

Still don't believe in climate change? Well, apparently it believes in Canada -- so much so that the country is among a handful expected to feel t...

Who's the Real Green Party Now?

Megan Leslie | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Megan Leslie

The NDP recognizes that we need action on climate change and we are the only party to have advanced legislation to commit Canada to the reductions required to avoid a two-degree rise in temperatures. But the Conservatives and Liberals chose to vote against the NDP motion that addressed Canadians' concerns.

WATCH: Tory Minister Called Out On 'Good Wife' Comment

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Politics

A Tory cabinet minister has been accused of crossing the line after telling a young woman that she will “make a wonderful wife for somebody,” than...

Three Deputy Leaders?

CBC | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada Politics

New NDP Leader Tom Mulcair appointed his shadow cabinet to Stephen Harper's Conservative government on Thursday, naming three deputy lead...

Feds' Environmental Report Slammed As 'Fictitious'

CBC | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada Politics

A report from the Commons environment committee has government MPs calling for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to be "modernize...

NDP MP Angry Over Mail-Order Bride Radio Contest

CBC | Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada

NDP MP Megan Leslie is apologizing to Czech women over a Halifax radio station's mail-order bride contest, but a spokesman for the statio...

Why We're All Confused About Climate Change

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Craig and Marc Kielburger

If the Earth were in distress, say, heating up to dangerous temperatures, the public would band together. We'd all scrutinize the problem to help climate scientists and environment ministers find a solution... wouldn't we? Many people wouldn't. When the issues are really complicated, some would avoid the crisis altogether.

Justin Trudeau Calls Peter Kent A Piece Of S***

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Santa cannot be amused.The last hours of the House of Commons this calendar year were marked not by expressions of holiday cheer, but with na...

NDP Leadership Race: Who's In, Who's Out... And Who's On The Fence

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada

UPDATE: Brian Topp has resigned as NDP party president and officially registered as a candidate, according to the NDP. A previous version of this stor...

'Baptism By Fire' For NDP Rookies

CP | Posted 09.28.2011 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The NDP says its bumper crop of youngsters is prepared to step out of the shadows and take on a more prominent role during the absence of p...