Treaty 1 Territory and Homeland of the Metis Nation, Winnipeg, MB—Tomorrow, NDP MP Leah Gazan will ask for unanimous consent in the House of Commons for the federal government to recognize what happened at Canada’s Indian Residential Schools as an act of genocide.
Today, Liberal cabinet members chose not to vote on an NDP motion calling on Justin Trudeau’s government to stop fighting Indigenous children in court. New Democrats have been calling on the government to stop legal action and, instead, take concrete steps toward real reconciliation with Indigenous people.
After being left out of the Liberal budget, the NDP want to reassure Canadian seniors that unlike the Liberals, New Democrats will keep fighting for them and make sure they are not forgotten.
Today, New Democrats are urging the government to support their proposal to provide dental coverage to millions of Canadians who can’t afford a visit to the dentist. The NDP plan, brought forward today by NDP MP Jack Harris, is completely costed by the Parliamentary Budget Officer and would benefit 6.7 million people in Canada whose household income is less than $90,000 a year.
OTTAWA – On Wednesday, NDP MP Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) asked all Members of Parliament in the House of Commons to support a guaranteed livable basic income in Canada. Thousands of individuals across the country, including advocacy groups, are calling for the government to work to end poverty.
TREATY 1 TERRITORY, WINNIPEG—On Monday, the federal government released its first budget in two years, which did not include a guaranteed livable basic income. This is in spite of the fact that thousands of people across Canada have been urging the government to expand our social safety net to include a guaranteed annual livable basic income.
I am deeply troubled by a petition (e-3242) that was recently sponsored by another Manitoba Member of Parliament. As legislators, we all take an oath to affirm the concept of democracy and uphold the Canadian Charter and the rule of law. It is of utmost importance that we respect our role as legislators to protect these freedoms and rights of all Canadians and residents of Canada.
On Monday, March 29th, Leah held a telephone townhall with Winnipeg Centre residents. The community discussion covered a number of critical topics, including: Motion-46 for a Guaranteed Livable Basic Income, Pharmacare, Dental Care, and Childcare.