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August 17th, 2020

NDP Statement on Finance Minister's Resignation

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada's NDP, made the following statement:

"Canadians deserve a government that is focused on helping them, not on their own scandals and conflicts within their own party.

That is especially true right now, as the pandemic has made it even more difficult for Canadians to make ends meet.

During the worst recession since World War II, millions of Canadian families are worried about keeping a roof over their heads and food on the table. Just two weeks before Justin Trudeau is about to cut Canadians off the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, his own scandals have distracted the government from the job of helping Canadians.

This is the third time the Prime Minister has been investigated for breaking ethics laws – and he was found guilty the first two times.

After losing his senior advisor, and Ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, Mr. Morneau is the latest in a string of people that have taken the heat for the Prime Minister when he’s gotten caught breaking ethics laws.

When the Prime Minister breaks the law to help himself and wealthy insiders, all Canadians pay the price."