October 29, 2021

Gazan to be NDP Critic for Women and Gender Equality and Children, Families and Social Development, Deputy Critic for Housing

Ottawa—NDP MP Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) has been named Critic for Women and Gender Equality, and Children, Families and Social Development. She has also been given the role as Deputy Critic for Housing. 

“I am ready to push hard to ensure improved support for communities, families, individuals, children and youth. There continue to be so many individuals left behind by this government. It’s time that people are provided what they need to thrive, not just survive. This includes ensuring that everyone has their right to housing realised,” said Gazan. 


Gazan returns to the role of Critic for Children Families and Social Development, after putting forward Motion 46 in the last parliamentary session to implement a permanent guaranteed livable basic income in Canada. She will also be working alongside Jenny Kwan, Member of Parliament for Vancouver East, as the Deputy Housing Critic


Gazan is a long-time advocate to address the crisis of violence against Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirt and has a record of holding the government to account for their failure to act on the 231 Calls for Justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. 


“The crisis of violence against Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit continues, I will not stop advocating until the Liberal government finally implements the Calls for Justice,”  stated Gazan.


In addition, Gazan looks forward to advocating alongside grassroots community members and organizations to advance the rights of all women and individuals often excluded from gender equality discussions, including BIPOC women, women living in poverty, incarcerated women, migrant women,  trans and non-binary individuals, and sex workers. 

Claire Johnston

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