Canadians expect their Prime Minister to work hard each and every day to make life better for their families.
Leadership is about choices.
Our choices are based on our values.
From a young age, my parents taught me and my brothers and sisters the importance of living by your values.
These values are at the heart of who I am as a husband, a father and grandfather.
As your Prime Minister, I will wake up every day focused on building the country of our dreams.
With the NDP, that means:
The NDP will ask profitable corporations to pay their fair share, and invest that money in childcare, pharmacare and health care.
The NDP will end unfair tax loopholes for CEOs, and invest that money to eliminate poverty.
The NDP will clean up Ottawa, and replace Stephen Harper’s culture of corruption and scandal with transparency and accountability.
Stephen Harper has done great damage to this country – we only have this chance to stop him.
Only the NDP is in a position to defeat Stephen Harper and form a more progressive government in Ottawa.
On October 19th, you can bring change to Ottawa.
I’m ready; let’s get started.
Leader of Canada’s NDP
After Stephen Harper’s lost decade, we must take immediate steps to repair the damage he has done to our country.
I pledge to you that a New Democratic Party government will take immediate action to turn things around for our environment, for health care and for you by delivering leadership at home and on the world stage.
We will immediately inform Canada’s premiers that Harper’s unilateral health cuts have been cancelled and begin work to develop a new health accord that will reduce waits for family doctors, create 5,000 new long-term care beds and lower prescription drug costs by 30%.
I will personally lead the Canadian delegation to the COP21 climate conference in Paris with firm targets to cut pollution, and bring in a home retrofit program to lower your household heating costs.
We will pass legislation to cut small business taxes to 9% – starting with one full point on January 1st – and fund priority transit and infrastructure projects to get people and the economy moving.
We will take the first step towards our goal of universal, affordable childcare by immediately flowing funding for over 60,000 childcare spaces at no more than $15 a day. We will restore the age of retirement to 65, and introduce a new Consumer Protection Act to cap ATM fees and ensure Canadians have access to a low-interest credit card.
We will call an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, repeal Bill C-51 and introduce a new Accountability Act that will crack down on Senate expenses and bolster Conflict of Interest laws.
Invest in better health care, starting with:
Help your family get ahead and make life more affordable, starting with:
Kick-start the economy and build needed infrastructure, starting with:
Guarantee retirement security and provide help where it’s needed most, starting with:
Take leadership to build a better Canada, starting with: