NDP

NDP Website Seeks Your ‘Nightmare’ Cellphone and Internet Bill Stories

The federal New Democratic Party (NDP) recently launched a new website (ndp.ca/lower-my-bill) asking for comment from Canadians to share their ‘nightmare’ cellphone and Internet bill stories. The NDP say they want “lower cellular fees and better coverage for all Canadians”, explaining “high speed internet and cellular services are a necessity for Canadians – and despite...

B.C. Introduces Ride-Hailing Legislation, Paving Way for Uber/Lyft in Late 2019

As promised, the B.C. government introduced ride-hailing legislation today, which will allow for companies such as Uber or Lyft to enter the province next year, if requirements are met. “This is milestone legislation that gets ride-hailing right for B.C.,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, in a press release. “British Columbians absolutely want...

NDP Breaks Promise to Allow Uber into B.C. by Year End

An election promise that was supposed to bring ride-sharing services to British Columbia has taken a slight detour. The NDP government said that safety of its passengers is coming first in its decision. On Tuesday, Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said that the government is studying the safety and regulatory issues. Trevena said that the decision is not...

New NDP MPs Start Petition to Save SaskTel

Newly elected MPs in Saskatchewan will be knocking on doors to help save SaskTel. Last year, the province passed a bill that would allow 49 percent of the regional carrier to be sold. Regina-Lewvan NDP MP Erin Weir is concerned that if 49 percent of the corporation was sold it would be a step towards...

NDP and Conservatives Agree to Question Big 3 Wireless Price Hikes

The NPD and the Conservatives have agreed to put forward a motion today to question recent wireless plan price increases by the Big 3 and how they will affect consumers. Toronto NDP MP Peggy Nash’s motion will be supported by the Harper Government, a spokesman for Industry Minister James Moore told GlobalNews. However, spokesman Jake Enwright criticized the...

NDP Demands Parliamentary Hearings on Ottawa’s Wireless Plans

The Star reports the federal NDP is demanding a special Commons hearing for further clarification on the Harper government's wireless industry plans. “I’m calling on you to help Canadians have their say, out in the open” on telecommunications policy, NDP industry critic Chris Charlton said Monday in a letter to the head of the Commons industry...