Murray Rankin

NDP, Tories Keep Up Rare Alliance In Fight Over Changes To House Rules

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Politics

The two opposition parties are set to resume their filibuster at a House committee.

Opposition Filibuster Over Proposed Changes To House Rules Delayed

CP | Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Politics

Conservative and New Democrats had started a protest at the procedures committee last month.

'The Prime Minister Is Spreading Alternative Facts': NDP MP

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Politics

New Democrats are so not over this electoral reform issue.

CSIS Law-Breaking Shows Need For Watchdog With Teeth: NDP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The NDP says revelations that Canada's lead spy agency illegally kept sensitive data for years underscores the need for stronger parliament...

Grits Rule Out Decriminalizing Pot Before Legalizing It

CP | Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Politics

"The law is enforced and it should be obeyed."

NDP Grills Trudeau Over Controversial Assisted Dying Legislation

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Politics

"Will Liberals finally respect the Charter and announce they're willing to fix this bill?"

'Hazy Fog' Of Pot Confusion Descends On Question Period

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Liberals are accused of sending 'mixed signals.'

Where Does Your Candidate Stand on GMO Labelling?

Rachel Parent | Posted 08.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Rachel Parent

Attend an all candidate's meeting in your area, and ask what his or her stance is on GMOs. If enough people ask, they'll know that this is important to Canadians, and that their chances of getting elected will depend on where they stand on this issue! Together, we can make GMO labelling an election issue.

A Year of Fighting for Food Rights Around the World

Rachel Parent | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada Impact
Rachel Parent

I can't help but look back on 2014 with such gratitude. For Kids Right To Know, it's been our biggest and busiest year so far. I could fill many pages telling you about all the things we've accomplished, but I'll settle for the following highlights...

NDP Wants Air Cleared On CRA Audits Of Charities

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The New Democrats are pressing for an unusual summer meeting of a parliamentary committee to clear the air over the auditing of charities for...

Pipeline Stance Sealed Byelection Win: NDP

CBC | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The winner of the yesterday's close byelection in Victoria says it was concerns about pipelines and the environment — not a sewage treatment plant ...

Victoria Byelection's Urgent Issue

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The Victoria federal byelection has become a messy, smelly and often rancorous campaign with sewage treatment — specifically, Victoria's ...

Dismal B.C. Voter Turnout In Various Races

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

B.C. Liberal party director Mike McDonald made an interesting point on Sunday. Not one to miss an opportunity for a partisan shot given the nature of his political post, McDonald tweeted: "Shocked at low NDP turnout in Fairview. Huge media, high profile candidates, less than 400 voted. NDP support not deep." Despite the dig, McDonald is on to something. But what he's on to isn't pretty and regrettably it ails all political parties in B.C.