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Federal election 2019 roundup: Singh lists his priorities, as parties brace for minority government

Federal election 2019 roundup: Singh lists his priorities, as parties brace for minority government
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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh issued a list of priorities on Thursday morning that will come into play if the party ends up controlling the balance of power in a minority government situation.

Singh didn’t go as far to say they were “conditions” or “deal-breakers,” but he did say they were the issues that would be on the table.

“These are the six things that we’re going to sit down and say ‘we need action on these six things,’” said Singh. “Anyone who wants to sit down with us has to take it very seriously.”

Singh also mentioned that electoral reform is “something that is a priority for me,” but noted it wasn’t one of the top six priorities he listed.

The six issues are putting in place a national pharmacare and dental care plan; building 500,000 new affordable home; waiving interest on student debt; tackling climate change; instituting a wealth tax; creating a price cap on cell phone/internet fees.

Singh has repeatedly said he won’t work with a Conservative minority government.

8:30 a.m. — It’s all debate preparation and pumpkin patches today

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau will visit a pumpkin patch in Manotick, Ontario at 9:30 a.m. this morning with a local candidate.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer will spend the day preparing for tonight’s French-language debate.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will make an announcement in Ottawa this morning at 9 a.m.

Green Party leader Elizabeth May will spend the day preparing for tonight’s French-language debate.

Enough of the endless parade of talking heads, can we skip the campaign and go directly to the vote?

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