Canada's NDP


March 29th, 2023

NDP delivers $1700 in relief for people feeling the squeeze with the high cost of living

PORT MOODY — In Tuesday’s federal budget, Canada’s NDP leader, Jagmeet Singh and the NDP secured much-needed help for Canadians feeling the squeeze as the high cost of living skyrockets.
The New Democrats used their power in Parliament to deliver dental care for children under 18, seniors and people living with a disability which will save families $1,247 per year. The NDP also pushed for a rebate which will put up to $467 back in 1,234,900 people’s pockets in British Columbia.
“With dental care and the GST rebate, the NDP delivered big wins for people in our community,” said NDP MP for Port Moody—Coquitlam Bonita Zarrillo. “If it wasn’t for the NDP pushing the Liberals, teenagers, seniors and people living with a disability wouldn’t have the dental care coverage they need. We are proud of what we delivered to help Canadians, but we know there is still more to be done.”
Justin Trudeau teamed-up with the Conservatives to vote against making CEOs and big corporations pay what they owe. And both the Liberals and Conservatives voted against delivering dental care to Canadians.
“It’s pretty clear that this help Canadians are getting wouldn’t have happened with the NDP. We fight for you and your family, not the ultra-rich and powerful. Working people in BC will benefit from $1700 back in their pockets. This will help families in this province who are paying sky-high rent and grocery prices,” said NDP MP for New Westminster—Burnaby Peter Julian. “But the job isn’t done. We know there is so much more Ottawa can do to improve the lives of everyday families. Imagine what New Democrats could accomplish if Jagmeet Singh was prime minister.”
Because of the NDP, the budget also includes:

  • Investment in a clean energy economy to create good-paying union jobs while tackling the climate crisis
  • $4 billion to ensure Indigenous people living out of their communities can have a safe and affordable place to call home
  • Support for students by increasing student grants by 40 per cent

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