Federal election 2019 roundup: Singh lists his priorities, as parties brace for minority government
|National Post 10 Oct 2019 at 10:14|
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 didnât go as far to say they were âconditionsâ or âdeal-breakers,â but he did say they were the issues that would be on the table.
âThese are the six things that weâre going to sit down and say âwe need action on these six things,ââ said Singh. âAnyone who wants to sit down with us has to take it very seriously.â
Singh also mentioned that electoral reform is âsomething that is a priority for me,â but noted it wasnât 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 wonât work with a Conservative minority government.
8:30 a.m. â Itâs 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 tonightâs 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 tonightâs 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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