New Democrats call on government to admit that Canadians need direct assistance now

NEW WESTMINSTER – Today, New Democrat Finance Critic Peter Julian used his time in the Standing Committee on Finance to continue pushing for a direct payment to people across the country. As New Democrats have been saying for weeks, a direct payment of $2,000 – with an additional $250 per child – to everyone in…

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Canadians need help now. Not in weeks or months: NDP

NEW WESTMINSTER – Today, NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian used his time at the House of Commons Finance Committee meeting to call on the Finance Minister to stop dragging their feet, get financial support to people who need it and use their power to make the banks waive interest fees and charges on credit cards,…

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New Democrats call on federal government to give Canadians more information on COVID-19

VANCOUVER – Today, NDP Health Critic Don Davies called on the federal government to release its modelling and projections of COVID-19 transmission in Canada. “The federal government has a responsibility to be open with Canadians. Transparency is essential for maintaining the understanding, cooperation and trust of the public as we confront this pandemic,” said Davies.…

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NDP renews call for federal help for looming mortgage and rent crisis

OTTAWA – With the first of the month just days away, New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh, NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian, and NDP Housing Critic Jenny Kwan have written to the Prime Minister, renewing their call for a moratorium on rent, mortgage and utility payments. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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New Democrats, Business and Union Leaders Win Increased Wage Subsidy for Workers

OTTAWA – This week, New Democrats worked with business and labour leaders to successfully push the federal government to increase the wage subsidy to support workers and small and medium-sized businesses, and to keep Canadians working. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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Government needs credible plan for gig economy workers hammered by COVID-19 slow down

TIMMINS – Today, NDP Critic for Income Inequality and Affordability, Charlie Angus, called on the Liberal government to explain its economic plan to support workers facing serious economic hits from the COVID-19 pandemic. Angus emphasized the precarious state of finances for people in the gig economy and those who live off commissions and contracts who aren’t…

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Liberals must put Canadians ahead of credit card companies  

OTTAWA – Today, NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian and Industry Critic Brian Masse highlighted the NDP’s call to waive interest fees and charges on credit cards for at least the next two payments cycles.   While the COVID-19 crisis has forced millions of Canadians to miss out on work and wages, the federal government’s announced…

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