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October 8th, 2019

After Four Years of Trudeau Failures, NDP Offers New Deal For Young People

Jagmeet will help young people facing unstable work have healthier, more affordable lives

TORONTO – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has a plan to help young people make ends meet by giving them universal drug coverage, dental coverage, access to affordable housing, relief from student debt and a real plan to fight the climate crisis.

Jagmeet’s plan will save young people $1,200 a year on cell phone fees, student debt, dentacare and pharmacare, and up to $5,000 a year on rent.

“In 2015, Justin Trudeau made a lot of big promises. But four years later, the wealthiest in Canada are doing better, but things aren’t any easier for young people starting out,” said Singh. “It doesn’t have to be this way. We can make different choices to get better results for young people.”

Access to education should never depend on how much money your parents make or how much debt you can carry. Barriers to quality, affordable education have been set up by Liberal and Conservative governments – and it’s time to tear them down. New Democrats have a plan for young people to remove all interest from federal student loans – saving a graduate with an average loan approximately $3,400 over ten years.

“Justin Trudeau walked away from his promises on pharmacare and electoral reform, but managed to find $14 billion in special tax breaks for his corporate friends. And this election, he’s telling young people to settle for less,” said Singh. “New Democrats are different. We’re in it for you, and we’re ready to make big changes to deliver a better future for young people in every part of Canada.”

The NDP’s vision will also fight the climate crisis with a bold plan to defend our land, water and coasts, while creating good-paying jobs that young people can rely on.