NDP Calls for Complete Ban of Asbestos in Canada (Again)
OTTAWA – Today, NDP Housing Critic Sheri Benson (Saskatoon West) raised major concerns surrounding new regulations announced by the Liberal government on asbestos. While the Liberals pledged to ban the deadly substance, their announcement today represents a watered down version of what was originally proposed and allows many exemptions.
NDP Calls for Hard Cap on Credit Card Transaction Fees for Small Businesses
OTTAWA – In the midst of Small Business Week, the NDP is pushing for some much needed relief for small businesses by placing a hard cap on the transaction fees merchants are charged when customers pay with their credit cards. The fees in Canada, which are among the highest in the world, cost merchants $4 billion every year, money that goes to the banks that issue the credit cards.