March 18, 2013
Budget 2013: NDP launches "Real things for real people" campaign
Instead of another Conservative budget that wastes billions of dollars on an agenda that serves only a well-connected few, the NDP is putting forward practical proposals for Budget 2013 with the Real Things for Real People campaign.
“Unfortunately, in their last budget, the Conservatives did nothing to tackle the serious economic challenges facing Canadians. Instead they chose corporate giveaways and attacked programs and services Canadians rely on,” said NDP Finance critic Peggy Nash (Parkdale – High Park). “The NDP’s Real Things for Real People campaign is an opportunity for the Conservatives to change course with our balanced and fiscally responsible solutions.”
The NDP proposal includes long-term infrastructure investment, fair pensions, health care for all veterans, jobs for young people, and small business investment.
“Canadians are counting on us for leadership and to bring forward ideas and proposals that put the public interest first and build a fairer, greener, more prosperous Canada,” said NDP Deputy Finance critic Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques). “We need a thriving economy that creates high quality jobs.”