TREATY 1 TERRITORY, WINNIPEG – One year after the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG2s) issued their final report with calls for justice, NDP MP Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) called out the government for reneging on their promise to release a national action plan on MMIWG.
Dear Minister Bennett,
In June 2019, the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was released. In December 2019, you made a commitment to release a national action plan in response to the 231 Calls to Justice one year from the release date.
TREATY 1 TERRITORY, WINNIPEG – While questioning ministers in parliament today, NDP MP Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) grilled the government for failing to provide support for people who are struggling to pay their rent during the pandemic.
Dear Minister Schulte,
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted seniors and elders who are in care and who are socially isolated from their family and friends. The Long Term and Continuing Care Association of Manitoba and other organizations across the country are calling for the funding of digital devices for seniors in long-term care homes so they can connect virtually with family and friends.
TREATY NO. 1 TERRITORY, WINNIPEG– Over the last several months, NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre, Leah Gazan, has been urging the federal government to fund the creation of a 24/7 safe space for women, girls, transgender, and two-spirit people in Winnipeg.
TREATY NO. 1 TERRITORY, WINNIPEG - In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NDP MP Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) is even more excited to invite all Canadians to join the movement in support of Bill C-232 to ensure its passage through parliament. Bill C-232, the Climate Emergency Action Act, passed the first reading on November 26, 2019.
Deadline for emergency benefit application will leave many First Nations behind
Dear Minister Miller,
We are writing to you today to identify important issues in your recent announcement regarding funding for Indigenous populations living off-reserve and in urban centres during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During this unprecedented time, I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out to our community to wish you good health and strength. I recognize this is a difficult time for many. It is not easy to be isolated from family, friends, and loved ones. I also want to acknowledge the very difficult financial position that many people are in as a result of COVID-19. We need to do better to ensure all people have what they need to thrive. I am pleased that the NDP continues to push hard for a universal direct payment to everyone across Canada instead of the complicated system the government has put into place.
TREATY NO. 1 TERRITORY, WINNIPEG – With the first of the month just days away, the NDP has written to the Prime Minister, renewing their call for a moratorium on rent, mortgage, and utility payments.