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NDP Will Fight for Families left Behind by Liberals, claims NDP

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Published on October 06, 2019 with No Comments

Jagmeet confronted by man who told him to ‘cut off’ turban

As the debate about religious symbols continues to divide voters in Quebec, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was confronted with the issue firsthand when he was told to cut off his turban during a campaign stop in Montreal.

Singh was greeting shoppers as he strolled through Atwater Market on Wednesday morning when he was approached by a man who gave him some unsolicited advice about his appearance.

“You know what?” the man whispered to Singh. “ You Should cut your turban off and you look like a Canadian.”

“Oh, I think Canadians look like all sorts of people. That’s the beauty of Canada,” Singh politely responded with a smile. The man mumbled something else to Singh, to which the politician responded “I don’t agree, sir.” “In Rome you do what the Romans do,” the man continued. At that point, the NDP leader replied “Eh, but this is Canada. You can do like whatever you like” before walking away from the man.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh wrapped up his swing through British Columbia by meeting with young people and families who have been left behind and let down by Justin Trudeau and the Liberals.

“It’s hard for working families to get ahead when the Liberals keep giving breaks to the richest corporations, and forcing the rest of us to pay the price,” said Singh. “Over the last four years, Justin Trudeau had no problem finding billions of dollars in tax giveaways for his corporate friends – but he left Canadians waiting for help on drug costs, child care and finding an affordable place to call home.”

Singh noted that after over twenty years of promising pharmacare, the Liberals appear to have completely given up on their commitment. Their recent platform failed to specifically dedicate a single dollar to pharmacare, dental care or making rent more affordable.

“Like Liberals do every election, Justin Trudeau is trying to scare Canadians into settling for less – but New Democrats know that you deserve better,” added Singh. “Families are struggling, and they need help now. We’ve got a bold plan to make life more affordable, strengthen health care and confront the climate crisis. New Democrats will fight for you.”

It’s all part of the NDP’s New Deal for People to create 500,000 affordable child care spaces within four years, launch a universal pharmacare program, bring in no-cost dental coverage for working families who need it, expand affordable housing and give struggling families immediate help with rent, and lift the burden of student debt by cancelling all federal loan interest.

 

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