Media

April 7th, 2017

NDP STATEMENT ON U.S. AIR STRIKES IN SYRIA

The chemical weapons attack against civilians this week in Syria was shocking, and is added to a tally of horror that continues to stun the world. Assad must be held accountable for these crimes.

June 23rd, 2016

Spring 2016 Householder in English

Please find below the translation of my Spring 2016 Householder in English.

June 15th, 2016

My Letter to Minister Dion on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Please see attached for a letter sent on June 1st, 2016, to Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion, from Hélène Laverdière and Cheryl Hardcastle, on funding for the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights.

March 18th, 2016

Why Canada needs a committee on arms exports

Why Canada needs a committee on arms exports

Hélène Laverdière

The Toronto Sun

http://www.torontosun.com/2016/03/13/why-canada-needs-a-committee-on-arms-exports

July 24th, 2015

Summer 2015 Householder in English

Please find below the translation of my Summer 2015 Householder in English.

Pour la version originale, veuillez contacter mon équipe: helene.laverdiere@parl.gc.ca

May 12th, 2015

Canada Cares: The NDP's Vision for International Development Cooperation

On May 12, 2015, Hélène Laverdière and the NDP released Canada Cares: Our Vision for International Development Cooperation.

May 8th, 2015

NDP Comments on Canada’s Post-2015 development priorities

NDP Comments on Canada’s Post-2015 development priorities

Feedback Submitted to DFATD on May 8, 2015

As Official Opposition, the New Democratic Party welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Government of Canada’s priorities for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This is an important process that will guide global efforts on development through 2030.

April 29th, 2015

Support the Canadian Foodgrains Bank Good Soil Campaign

Please see the attachment for Hélène's letter to International Development Minister Christian Paradis in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank's Good Soil Campaign!

March 11th, 2015

Winter 2015 Householder in English

Please find below the translation of my Winter 2015 Householder in English.

Pour la version originale, veuillez contacter mon équipe: helene.laverdiere@parl.gc.ca

November 22nd, 2014

Fall 2014 Householder - English version

Our Fall 2014 Householder in English is now available as a PDF download

August 7th, 2014

Open Letter to the Constituents of Laurier – Sainte-Marie on the situation in Gaza

Open Letter to the Constituents of Laurier – Sainte-Marie on the situation in Gaza

August 7th, 2014

NDP Submission to DFATD consultation on the Draft Civil Society Partnership Policy

NDP Submission to DFATD consultation on the Draft Civil Society Partnership Policy, August 2014

July 31st, 2014

Summer 2014 Householder - English translation

Please find below the English translation of our Summer 2014 Householder. For the original French version please click here.

September 27th, 2013

Householder - Summer 2013

Parlimentary Bulletin

September 4th, 2013

Help Canadiens with Syrian relatives trapped abroad

The conflict in Syria has claimed more than 100,000 lives. Over two million people have been displaced. Refugee camps in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon are overflowing.

June 21st, 2013

Member's expenditure report

Member's expenditure report.

June 21st, 2013

Member's Expenditure Report

House of Commons individual member's expenditures for the fiscal year 2011-2012.

January 30th, 2013

Householder - Winter 2013

Parlimentary Bulletin

December 19th, 2012

BLOG: How CIDA is Changing - For the Worse

How CIDA Is Changing -- For the Worse

by Hélène Laverdière, MP

Originally published at http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/helene-laverdiere/cida_b_2332831.html

Posted: 12/19/2012

September 11th, 2012

Householder - Fall 2012

Parliamentary Bulletin

July 30th, 2012

The oil sands and the Dutch disease

Dutch disease is a term to describe how the increased exploitation of natural resources in a country relates to a decline in other sectors of its economy, particularly the manufacturing sector. Studies have shown that the breakneck pace of the oil sands development has artificially inflated the Canadian dollar, making other types of industry less competitive. This creates an economic unbalance. I am not trying to be simplistic in criticizing the exploitation of our resources; however, I believe that resource exploitation must be done responsibly, taking both the economy and the environment into account. The price of the oil sands should be adjusted to reflect the cost of the environmental impact of extracting the oil. If this cost was included in the value, it would be extracted in a more sustainable manner and would contribute to stabilizing our economy.

July 30th, 2012

The Conservative government refuses to take action in the fight against poverty

The gap between the rich and the poor is widening in Canada: more and more seniors and children are relying on food banks, and yet the Conservative government is pursuing its ideological attack on the social safety net that has sustained Canada for so long. This government appears to have walked away from its responsibilities toward the most disadvantaged among us, passing the cost of funding and administering various programs on to the provinces. One example would be housing programs and programs to fight against homelessness.

July 30th, 2012

Canadian leadership in international development

Canada must do more to fight against global poverty and respect its international commitments. Since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted in 2000, G20 countries, Canada included, have not succeeded in fully meeting the promises they made to developing countries. Unfortunately, the Conservative budget tabled this spring announced more than $320 million in cuts between now and 2015, which shows yet again this government's lack of interest in social justice, both within Canada and around the world. As for the NDP, we have never stopped calling on the government to establish a timeline to increase our international aid to 0.7% of our gross national product.