NDP leader Tom Mulcair brings his Campaign for Change to Mascouche

As part of his Campaign for Change, NDP leader Tom Mulcair made a stop in Mascouche today to outline his plan to strengthen the middle class with support for small- and medium-sized business owners to create quality jobs across Quebec.

“After a decade of Stephen Harper, wages are stagnant, household debt continues to rise and there are 200,000 more out-of-work Canadians today than before the 2008 recession,” said Mulcair. “Stephen Harper’s plan has failed and instead of helping small-business owners who are responsible for creating 80% of new jobs in this country, Conservatives have offered billions in corporate tax cuts, which have failed to create jobs or economy growth.”

During his stop in Mascouche, Mulcair visited Confort Design – a small business with thirty employees. Mulcair discussed the NDP’s plan to strengthen the middle class and to help families get ahead, including a reduction in the small-business tax rate, from 11% to 9%, which will help create local jobs.

“Small-business owners are economic pillars in our communities and by offering immediate assistance to small businesses, an NDP government will support prosperity and help middle-class families in Mascouche get ahead.”