WINNIPEG – Earlier today, the Liberal government voted against an NDP motion that would provide dental coverage to millions of Canadians who cannot afford dental care. The NDP proposal would have allowed 6.7 million people in Canada whose household income is less than $90,000 a year to access the dental services they desperately need.
NDP calls on Liberals to reverse $800 cut to the CRB
In July, Justin Trudeau's Liberal government will cut the Canadian Recovery Benefit (CRB) for almost 2 million Canadians who depend on it to pay for groceries, rent and bills by $800 a month.
Gazan to call on Government to Recognize Canada’s Indian Residential Schools as Act of Genocide
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.
NDP MPs join call for CERB Amnesty
Liberals refuse to vote to stop taking Indigenous children in court
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.
NDP continues to fight for seniors and to make sure they aren’t left behind by the Liberals
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.
NDP proposal would make dental care affordable for millions of Canadians
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.
Statement from Leah Gazan on Motion 46
NDP: Liberal government must work to end poverty in Canada
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.
Budget 2021 doesn’t do enough 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.