On March 28, 2023, MP Gazan called on the Hon. Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to protect and uphold the right to travel for refugees and former refugees.
NDP MPs support workers fighting for their rights
OTTAWA – Manitoban NDP MPs Niki Ashton (Churchill—Keewatinook Aski), Daniel Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona) and Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) released the following statement in support of PSAC workers on strike for a fair deal:
NDP calls for federal action to address the child-care workforce crisis by improving wages and benefits
WINNIPEG — On Thursday, NDP Critic for Children, Families and Social Development Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) urged the Liberal government to take immediate action to solve the child-care workforce crisis.
In many parts of the country, parents can't go back to work because they simply can't find a child-care space for their little one. Gazan says the Liberals' failure to ensure livable wages and the adequate working conditions that child-care workers deserve is the biggest threat to the success of a national affordable $10-a-day child-care system.
NDP urges Liberals to create an Alert to save Indigenous lives
WINNIPEG — On Wednesday, NDP Critic for Women and Gender Equality, Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) urged the Liberal government to create a Red Dress Alert program to urgently notify the public when Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit person goes missing.
Liberals keep delaying urgent help to address violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people
OTTAWA—Today, NDP critic for Women and Gender Equality Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) released the following statement in response to news that the Liberal government has spent only 5 per cent of a $724.1 million fund to address violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people:
Leah Gazan Stands with Community and Calls for More Action After Murder of Indigenous Women in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG, DECEMBER 2, 2022 – Winnipeg Centre MP, Leah Gazan, NDP Critic for Women and Gender Equality, offers heartfelt support to families and communities impacted by yesterday’s announcement by the Winnipeg Police Service after three more homicides of Indigenous women are alleged to be connected to accused killer Jeremy Skibicki.
LETTER: Asking Employment and Social Development Canada to investigate whether Youth for Christ violated Canada Summer Jobs attestation
Dear Minister Qualtrough,
I am writing to request that your department investigate whether Youth for Christ (YFC) Winnipeg violated its Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program attestation. As the MP for Winnipeg Centre where YFC Winnipeg is located, I am concerned by reports that its policies have excluded 2SLGBTQ youth from accessing its recreational facilities, and prevented staff and volunteers from openly identifying as 2SLGBTQ.
Follow-up Open Letter re: Refugee Travel Document Processing
We wrote to you on June 15, 2022, to bring your attention to the lengthy processing times constituents across the country are facing in obtaining refugee travel documents and Certificates of Identity. We have yet to receive a response, and the situation has only worsened.
NDP Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
OTTAWA—Today, NDP MP Leah Gazan’s (Winnipeg Centre) NDP Critic for the Status of Women Leah Gazan issued the following statement:
“Every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. Nearly 45 per cent of Canadian women have experienced some form of intimate partner violence, and this rate is increasing. The numbers are even higher for Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people."
NDP motion to recognize Residential Schools as an act of genocide gets all party support
OTTAWA—Today, NDP MP Leah Gazan’s (Winnipeg Centre) motion calling on the government to recognize what happened in Canada's Indian residential schools as genocide passed by unanimous consent in the House of Commons.