MP REPORT:STANDING UP FOR EVERYDAY PEOPLE
June 26th, 2019 - 2:02pm
Over the last four years, our NDP caucus has fought to make life more affordable, to protect our environment, to reduce inequalities and defend workers’ rights.
We have stood up to a government that has taken the side of the richest corporations and helped them profit on the backs of everyday Canadians.
Over the course of this Parliamentary session, our NDP caucus introduced bold solutions to make people's lives better. The NDP caucus passed motions to encourage the buying and production of local food, to create a national suicide action plan, and NDP MP Romeo Saganash introduced the historic bill C-262 that aims to harmonize Canadian laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
While the Liberals were picking and choosing which rights of Indigenous peoples they’d uphold, Romeo Saganash was pushing them to enshrine into our laws the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. It is shameful that unelected and unaccountable Conservative Senators are blocking the passage of the bill in its last legislative stages. Indigenous Peoples deserve better!
We have presented plans to give Canadians access to affordable housing, access to affordable medication with a universal and public pharmacare program, priority over the richest corporations and needed roadmaps with concrete measures to fight climate change. Our message - on issue after issue we are on the side of everyday Canadians.