NDP LEADER SINGH OUTLINES PRIORITIES FOR NEXT PARLIAMENT
Oct 07, 2021
By Bob Komsic
The Trudeau minority Liberal government has yet to reach out to the NDP to discuss shared priorities, but Jagmeet Singh is outlining what New Democrats consider important.
”They haven’t signaled that they want to negotiate or talk so far,” says Singh.
”That’s fine, I’m not concerned because they know where we stand.”
Following his party’s first caucus meeting since the election, Singh revealed what the NDP’s looking for in exchange for support in the next Parliament that’s expected to return next month.
”We believe strongly in a federal vaccine passport, a document that can be used for inter-provincial travel, to travel domestically, and something that would allow people to have proof that can be used everywhere in Canada,” adds Singh.
”That was something that was floated in the past. Mr. Trudeau talked about it but has not yet done it. So we’re saying, ‘Let’s see some action on these things.’ ”
Along with COVID-19 related measures, the NDP leader says he wants to see the Liberals take more action on climate change and Indigenous reconciliation.