â€œNew Democrats are hearing on the doorstep that the economy isnâ€™t working for people. And while Trudeau says nice things about the way our country works, they donâ€™t feel it in their everyday lives,â€� said NDP Parliamentary Leader Guy Caron. â€œWe are working to be that voice for people who feel like this isnâ€™t good enough, and it doesnâ€™t have to be good enough. We believe this is not as good as it gets and that we can do so much more, together.â€�
Layoffs, plant closures and precarious work have left many Canadians on shaky ground. Just last week, a study showed 46% of Canadians are $200 away from bankruptcy. But instead of bringing in immediate relief for people facing a housing crisis and crushing personal debt, Trudeau's priority has been to give billions of dollars in corporate giveaways with no strings attached.
â€œNew Democrats know the reality on the ground and we are determined to make sure people get the solutions they need in their daily lives. Like, fast-tracking action on housing to start building new units now and expanding our public healthcare system to cover the costs of medication for all Canadians,â€� added NDP Finance Critic Peter Julian. â€œThe Liberal government has a chance in this budget to make a real difference for Canadians. With an NDP MP you get someone in your corner, pushing to make life better.â€�
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