June 19th, 2015

Overheard this week: “Mulcair assures Bay Street he will champion Main Street”

After almost a decade of Conservative government, it’s clear that Stephen Harper’s plan just isn’t working. Tom Mulcair has a plan to bring change to Ottawa and help middle-class families get ahead.

Here’s just some of what we overheard this week:

“Mulcair has come to Bay Street, styling himself as a champion for Main Street.” — Robert Benzie, Toronto Star(June 16, 2015) “Mulcair vows to be ‘champion of Canadian manufacturers […] outlining an economic agenda that he says is both achievable and affordable, says he will personally promote Canadian manufacturers such as Bombardier at international trade shows if he becomes prime minister. Mr. Mulcair said on Tuesday that an NDP government would diversify the economy by promoting green-energy manufacturing and public transit so that Canada can absorb the shock of falling commodity prices. ” — Bill Curry, Globe and Mail (June 16, 2015) “Mulcair, riding a wave of public popularity just four months before the election, will pledge to a business audience Tuesday that if he becomes prime minister he will champion the Canadian manufacturing sector on the world stage – something he says the governing Conservatives have refused to do.” — Mark Kennedy, Ottawa Citizen (June 15, 2015) “Tom Mulcair kicked off his pre-election summer tour with a raucous downtown Ottawa rally Wednesday night, railing against the Harper government and positioning his party as champions of the middle class […] In his speech, Mulcair listed the NDP’s priorities, including its national child care program, a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a 20-year, $1.3-billion annual transit plan, and its plan cut the small business corporate tax rate from 11 per cent to nine per cent.” — Michael Woods, Metro News Ottawa (June 17, 2015) “I come from the school of Tommy Douglas who balanced 17 budgets in a row while he ushered in medicare. Or Roy Romanow, who rescued Saskatchewan from bankruptcy with prudent fiscal management — or Manitoba’s Gary Doer, who has the best track record of any premier in the modern era for balanced budgets. And you don’t have to take our word for it. The federal Department of Finance’s own reports show that NDP governments are the best at balancing the books when in office.” — Tom Mulcair, quoted in the Toronto Star (June 16, 2015)