Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh: “I’m ready to fight for working people”

FEDERAL NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Sunday committed to continue fighting for people.

“Justin Trudeau doesn’t want a majority so he can do more for people. He wants it so he can do even less,” said Singh. “I’m ready to fight for working people, to make the ultra-rich and big corporations pay their fair share, and to build a recovery that works for everyone.”

Singh noted that people across Canada are already facing bigger challenges than before. It’s getting harder and harder to find a family supporting job, the climate is in crisis, the housing market is out of reach, and there is a growing need for better seniors’ care and mental health supports.

“After six years, we know a lot about Mr. Trudeau. He wants to look like he cares. He says the right thing but has no intention of doing it,” said Singh. “Calling an election two years early – in a pandemic – shows that he doesn’t want to follow through on his promises. And you will pay the price.”

The NDP said in a statement: “Throughout the pandemic, Jagmeet Singh and the NDP fought to deliver more for people across Canada. While Justin Trudeau said the right things, he cut pandemic supports for families and seniors who are struggling. Mr. Trudeau failed to deliver on his commitment to get clean drinking water to First Nations, and under his leadership, Canada became the only G7 country whose carbon emissions went up.”

“We’re all looking forward to brighter days, but we’re also worried about the future.” said Singh. “After six years of Mr. Trudeau, life isn’t any easier for most of us. The only people who seem to be getting ahead are the billionaires who got richer in the pandemic. We need to build a recovery that works for all of us, not just those at the top.”