NDP Critic for Families, Children and Social Development, Leah Gazan, made the following statement:
"New Democrats welcome a childcare deal in New Brunswick – it is long overdue. The Liberals have been promising Canadian families affordable childcare since 1993, and since then, families have spent thousands of dollars every year in childcare expenses. In some parts of the country, the cost of childcare is the same as having a second mortgage. Families deserve quality accessible, affordable, and culturally appropriate childcare in their community when they need it.
NDP Critic for Women and Gender Equity, Leah Gazan, issued the following statement:
A third of women in Canada report experiencing sexual assault at least once. We know this is a low-estimate and that Disabled women, Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary people, and women who are unhoused experience even greater rates of violence. The normalization of these human rights abuses is all too common in Canada, from the state police violence perpetrated against Indigenous Elders and Matriarchs protecting their territories to Disabled women being legislated into poverty. Gender-based violence is preventable, there simply must be the political will to do so.