WATERLOO REGION NDP CANDIDATES
Cambridge Kit South-Hespeler Waterloo
Bobbi Stewart Lorne Bruce Diane Freeman
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Cambridge Cambridge Waterloo
Kitchener Centre Kitchener Conestoga
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Oct 6 430-800pm Oct 14, 530-730pm
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Middle-class families in Canada are working harder than ever, but falling further behind. It’s clear that Stephen Harper’s plan just isn't working.
Tom Mulcair has the experience to bring change to Ottawa and the concrete plan to get Canada on track by helping families get ahead. His plan will strengthen the middle class, grow the economy, and protect the environment.
Good middle-class jobs
“Creating stable and full-time jobs is the best way to strengthen the middle class and help families get ahead. That will be my focus as your Prime Minister.”
After ten years of Stephen Harper, 1.3 million Canadians are out of work — that’s 300,000 more than before the recession.And according to the CIBC, the quality of jobs today is at its lowest level in 20 years.
Tom's plan to create and protect good jobs
- Champion manufacturing jobs and growth with concrete action to protect Canada’s auto and aerospace industries.
- Reduce small business taxes from 11% to 9% to help the sector that creates 80 percent of all new private sector jobs in Canada.
- Invest in infrastructure and transit to create jobs, reduce commute times and get Canada’s economy moving.
- Create opportunities for 40,000 young Canadians through NGO and private sector training partnerships.
Tom Mulcair’s concrete, long-term plan will strengthen the middle class by creating good job opportunities in every community in Canada.
Making quality childcare affordable
“As a father, grandfather, and former cabinet minister, I’ve seen firsthand how quality childcare helps families and boosts the economy.”
Parents work hard and sacrifice to give their children the best possible start in life.
After 10 years of Stephen Harper, too many families can’t find affordable childcare. The bill for a single space can be as much as $2,000 a month, and that leaves Canadians struggling to fully participate in the workforce.
Tom Mulcair has a concrete plan to strengthen the middle class and help families get ahead by ensuring quality childcare is affordable for every Canadian family.
As Prime Minister, Tom will create a million childcare spaces for our kids and cap fees for parents – no more than $15 a day. It’s a plan that will save young families money and enable greater participation in the workforce – especially for women.
Protecting the environment
“As an Environment Minister, I cut greenhouse gas emissions each and every year. As Prime Minister, I’ll tackle climate change and protect the environment for future generations.”
Canadians know we don’t have to choose between a strong economy and a clean environment — that’s a false choice.
For ten years, Stephen Harper has gutted laws designed to protect the outdoors. And he’s hurt Canada’s reputation on the world stage by refusing to take serious action to tackle climate change.
Tom Mulcair has a concrete plan to protect the environment for future generations while growing the economy and creating good jobs.
As Prime Minister, Tom will work to kickstart renewable energy production and drive down climate-changing emissions. He’ll make big polluters pay to clean up their mess. And he’ll strengthen laws to protect Canada’s lakes and rivers.
Stronger cities and communities
“Our cities and communities are where we work, start businesses, and raise our families. As Prime Minister, I will work tirelessly to strengthen them.”
Middle-class families thrive when the communities they live in are strong.
After 10 years of Stephen Harper, municipalities have no reliable partner in Ottawa. That failure has led to crumbling infrastructure, gridlock costing billions in lost productivity, overcrowded transit, and an affordable housing crisis.
Tom's plan to strengthen communities
- Launch the NDP’s Better Transit Plan to reduce commute times across Canada — investing 1.3 billion a year over the next 20 years.
- Help build and repair roads and bridges with an additional $1.5 billion to municipalities annually by the end of the NDP’s first mandate.
- Create 54,000 good jobs in construction, manufacturing and transit operation jobs across the country.
- Build 10,000 affordable housing units, as well as maintain and strengthen social housing.
Tom Mulcair’s affordable, long-term plan will strengthen the middle class and help every family get ahead by strengthening the communities they live in.
Security in retirement
“If you work hard and play by the rules your whole life, you should be able to expect a stable income in retirement — and you deserve a Prime Minister who understands that.”
After a lifetime of hard work, every Canadian deserves to retire with dignity and financial security.
But under Stephen Harper, 2 out of 3 working Canadians don’t have a pension. And too many seniors now spend their retirement years in poverty, insecurity and isolation.
Tom's plan to secure your retirement
- Strengthen the Canada Pension Plan for the long-term by working with, not against, the provinces.
- Return eligibility for Old Age Security to 65 – after Stephen Harper raised it to 67.
- Protect workplace pensions by ensuring existing retirees don’t have their benefits reduced by their employers.
- Lift 200,000 seniors out of poverty with new funding for the Guaranteed Income Supplement.
- Continue pension splitting for seniors and the Registered Retirement Income fund enhancements.
Tom Mulcair’s long-term plan will strengthen the middle class and help every family get ahead by ensuring that seniors get the benefits they’ve earned.
Better health care
“It was New Democrats who brought publicly funded health care to Canada. You can trust an NDP government to protect and strengthen medicare.”
In Canada, we’re proud that you only need a health card — not a credit card — to see a doctor or receive care at a hospital. Public health care is part of who we are.
After a decade of Stephen Harper’s neglect, five million Canadians don’t have a family doctor. Instead of investing in the front-line medical services we rely on, Conservatives imposed billions in unilateral cuts to our healthcare system.
Tom's plan for better health care
Work together with the provinces and territories to:
- Expand homecare to support 41,000 seniors – freeing up hospital beds and reducing overcrowding in emergency rooms.
- Hire 7,000 family doctors, nurses and other health professionals – and open 200 new community health clinics across Canada.
- Make prescriptions more affordable with a universal drug plan that improves coverage for Canadians.
- Launch a national Alzheimer’s and dementia strategy to support research, support, screening and diagnosis.
- Improve mental health care for young Canadians with a new innovation fund to reduce wait times and improve care.
Tom’s long-term plan will help every family get ahead by ushering in a new era of public health care that ensures better access to medical care.