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.
The Winnipeg Centre Constituency office will be serving the community via phone call and email until further notice.
Leah Gazan, NDP Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre, has expressed serious health and safety concerns for the homeless community during the current extreme cold spell, which is projected to worsen into the weekend.
WINNIPEG – After years of pressure from the adoptees, a judge has granted Sixties Scoop survivors more time to process their settlement eligibility claims. The ruling comes after Winnipeg Centre MP Leah Gazan raised the issue in the House of Commons.
OTTAWA – Ahead of today’s Speech from the Throne, NDP MP Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) is urging for real investment in human rights for Winnipeg Centre residents.