NDP delivered measures to make life more affordable for Canadians in parliament this fall « Canada’s NDP

December 15, 2023 at 5:00 am  Federal, Politics

OTTAWA —While Pierre Poilievre’s cut-and-gut Conservatives voted against funding for services Canadians rely on, the NDP is delivering results that will make life easier and more affordable for Canadians.

This parliamentary session, New Democrats used their power to secure dental care that will save millions of Canadian families around $1,300, anti-scab legislation so workers can fight for better wages and work conditions and a For Indigenous, By Indigenous housing Centre to build affordable homes for First Nations, Métis and Inuit away from their home communities.

“Over the last three months, every New Democrat in Ottawa fought to deliver real, tangible measures to bring relief for hardworking Canadians in this difficult time,” said Canada’s NPD Leader Jagmeet Singh. “While Pierre Poilievre and his cut-and-gut Conservatives played self-interested political games that harm Canadians, New Democrats were focused on delivering results that make your life easier and more affordable. Thanks to the NDP, millions of seniors, children under 18 and people living with a disability will be able to get the dental care they deserve and get money back in their pockets. With the NDP, Canadians pay less and get more.”

In the last month, the Conservatives have voted against a school lunch program for hungry kids, a suicide prevention hotline for Canadians in crisis, funding for more affordable housing amid a housing crisis, and funding for emergency shelter for women and girls fleeing violence.

“Canadians are exhausted. They’re playing by the rules, doing everything they can to get by, but feel they’ve been let down by Justin Trudeau’s Liberals over the last eight years,” said Singh. “And Poilievre is not the answer—he prefers to give away billions in tax cuts to wealthy CEOs, while cutting the services hardworking people need. He can’t be trusted to do what’s best for you and your family because he’s always looking out for the interests of the ultra-wealthy corporations and their CEOs. Families need someone on their side. New Democrats are delivering on the promises we made to help you and your family get ahead for once.”

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