November 11th, 2021
NDP Statement on Remembrance Day
NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, made the following statement:
“Today, we honour those who dedicated their lives in service for Canadians.
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces have always played an important role here at home and internationally. They are there to support others, whether they’re called on to care for seniors living in long term care homes during the worst of the pandemic, or making invaluable contributions to help in global crises.
We remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty, and those who were forever changed by their experiences.
We need to make sure Canada’s veterans and their families are well supported. For too long, the government has not met the needs of veterans and it shows in the rise of homelessness and mental health challenges among those who have served their country. Veterans deserve more than empty promises. Alongside our Critic for Veterans, Rachel Blaney, New Democrats will continue to listen to and advocate for the needs of all of those who served.
We’ll always remember their selfless courage and the high price of war, today and every day.
Lest we forget.”