Every day during the fall sitting, New Democrats fought for working families
“This Fall, families felt like they were doing everything right – working hard – and still couldn’t keep up. They’re struggling to make ends meet while billionaires and corporations are making record profits. And how did this happen? Consecutive Liberal and Conservative governments have left families to fend for themselves while looking out for the interests of the wealthy and well-connected.
Canadian renters can apply for an extra $500 to help them pay their rent thanks to New Democrats
OTTAWA — On Monday, eligible Canadian renters can apply for $500 through the Canada Housing Benefit (CHB) program to help them cover the cost of their rent thanks to New Democrats who pushed the government to provide this support in their Supply and Confidence Agreement.
NDP calls on Liberals to outlaw the physical punishment of children in Canada
OTTAWA – On Thursday, NDP House Leader Peter Julian urged the government to repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code which permits the physical punishment of children in Canada. It is currently legal for parents and legal representatives, teachers and caregivers — including babysitters and foster parents, to physically assault children under certain circumstances. Julian has introduced a Private Member’s Bill C-273 that would put an end to this.