NDP Leader Tom Mulcair tells South Asians he will prioritize family reunification, make Komagata Maru apology in Parliament


Tom Mulcair (centre) flanked by NDP candidates (L-R) Amandeep Nijjar (Vancouver South), Garry Begg (Fleetwood-Port Kells), Jasbir Sandhu (Surrey Centre) and Jinny Sims (Surrey-Newton).
Photo by Chandra Bodalia

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change to Surrey on Wednesday, where he met with local media and assured South Asians that he will prioritize family reunification for children and grandparents to speed up processing time and reduce backlogs, and address the historical wrong of the Komagata Maru by officially apologizing in the House of Commons.

He was introduced by Jasbir Sandhu, the candidate for Surrey Centre. Jinny Sims (Surrey-Newton), Garry Begg (Fleetwood-Port Kells) and Amandeep Nijjar (Vancouver South) were also in attendance.

Mulcair also promised:

* Repealing Bill C-51 that the Liberals and Conservatives teamed up to pass, which has the potential to make one’s religious and political beliefs shared with foreign governments;

* Cutting the small business tax rate from 11 to 9 percent to kick start the local economy; and

* Re-launching the Police Officer Recruitment Fund with an investment of $250 million over the next four years, followed by $100 million in annual permanent funding.

Sandhu, Sims, Begg and Nijjar took the opportunity to talk up NDP policies.


  1. Did he mention why the NDP pays 14$ per hour to Punjabi Speaking employees compared to 17$ per hour for English only speaking employees ?

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