Liberals rejected an NDP proposal to get funds for people living with a disability

OTTAWA — On Wednesday, Liberals rejected an NDP proposal to consider an emergency relief fund to lift people living with a disability out of poverty while they wait for the Canada Disability Benefit.
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December 14

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.
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December 12

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.
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December 9

Jagmeet Singh recommits to fighting for workers amid high cost of living

In a meeting with Unifor President, Lana Payne, Canada’s NDP Leader made it clear that while Liberals and Conservatives side with big bosses, New Democrats stand with working families.
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December 8

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.
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December 6

NDP Statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Leader of Canada’s NDP Jagmeet Singh issued the following statement
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December 6

NDP calls for immediate and substantial resources to address MMIWG crisis

New Democrats also called for federal assistance in searching for the remains of lost loved ones in Winnipeg
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December 3

NDP statement on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

NDP Critic for Disability Inclusion, Bonita Zarrillo, issued the following statement:
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December 1

NDP Statement on World AIDS Day

The NDP’s critic and deputy critic for 2SLGBTQIA+ Rights Randall Garrison and Blake Desjarlais, made the following statement:
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November 30

Dental care for kids and sick leave for workers finally a reality thanks to NDP

Starting Dec. 1, working families will be able to apply for the NDP's dental care for kids under 12 and two weeks of paid sick leave
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