Canadians need help now. Not in weeks or months: NDP
NEW WESTMINSTER – Today, NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian used his time at the House of Commons Finance Committee meeting to call on the Finance Minister to stop dragging their feet, get financial support to people who need it and use their power to make the banks waive interest fees and charges on credit cards, mortgages, and bank loans for the period of the crisis.
NDP renews call for federal help for looming mortgage and rent crisis
OTTAWA – With the first of the month just days away, New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh, NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian, and NDP Housing Critic Jenny Kwan have written to the Prime Minister, renewing their call for a moratorium on rent, mortgage and utility payments.
New Democrats, Business and Union Leaders Win Increased Wage Subsidy for Workers
OTTAWA – This week, New Democrats worked with business and labour leaders to successfully push the federal government to increase the wage subsidy to support workers and small and medium-sized businesses, and to keep Canadians working.
Eight Things the Government Must Do to Help Canadians Through The COVID-19 Pandemic
New Democrats lay out plan to help Canadians now
NDP Proposes Plan to Get Money into People’s Hands and Save Jobs
New Democrats are calling on the government to follow the lead of other countries and provide direct assistance to all and increase its wage subsidy to keep workers in their jobs
NDP MP calls for support for agricultural sector during COVID-19 pandemic
NDP MP and Critic for Agriculture, Alistair MacGregor, made the following statement:
Liberals must put Canadians ahead of credit card companies
Today, NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian and Industry Critic Brian Masse highlighted the NDP’s call to waive interest fees and charges on credit cards for at least the next two payments cycles.
Government needs credible plan for gig economy workers hammered by COVID-19 slow down
TIMMINS – Today, NDP Critic for Income Inequality and Affordability, Charlie Angus, called on the Liberal government to explain its economic plan to support workers facing serious economic hits from the COVID-19 pandemic. Angus emphasized the precarious state of finances for people in the gig economy and those who live off commissions and contracts who aren't normally eligible for employment insurance.
"The government's announcement fails to reveal how precarious...
Singh Calls on the Government to Make Sure Federal Funding is Reaching Communities Quickly
Urgent action is needed to support Indigenous communities during the COVID-19 pandemic