NDP calls for federal support for municipalities coping with COVID-19

SMITHERS – Today, NDP critic for Infrastructure and Communities Taylor Bachrach (Skeena-Bulkley Valley) wrote to the federal minister, urging the government to provide help to municipalities struggling to maintain services due to COVID-19. Mayors and municipal leaders across the country are concerned that lost revenues combined with a growing number of people who will be unable…

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Small businesses need more than loans to get through pandemic

NDP Critic for Small Business and Tourism, Gord Johns, and NDP Critic for Finance, Peter Julian, have written a letter to Minister Morneau to propose solutions and ask for more help for small businesses struggling to pay their commercial rent. Read the full release on NDP Central’s site

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NDP calls on government to stand up to big banks for Canadians  

NEW WESTMINSTER — Today, at the House of Commons Finance Committee meeting, NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian repeated the call for Minister Morneau to intervene for Canadians struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Julian asked that the government use its power to make the banks waive interest fees and charges on credit cards so Canadians can…

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862,000 Canadians Who Need Help Will Not Get It. Send Direct Assistance to Everyone

TORONTO – Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh continued to call on the Prime Minister to make sure everyone who needs help to get through this crisis, gets it. As it stands, it is estimated that 862,000 Canadians who need help, will get nothing through Employment Insurance or the government’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Read the…

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Canadians need help now. send direct assistance to everyone

TORONTO – Today, on the first day that Canadians can finally apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, the Prime Minister has admitted that it doesn’t go far enough and leaves people behind. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pointed out that a direct payment to everyone across the country would make sure that no one falls…

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Singh Calls for Direct Help for All Canadians, Proposes Fixes to CERB

TORONTO – Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh sent a letter to the Prime Minister suggesting ways to make sure everyone who needs financial help to get through this crisis, gets it. Singh continued his push for direct financial assistance for all and encouraged sending a direct payment of $2,000 – with an additional $250 per…

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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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