NDP proposal would make dental care affordable for millions of Canadians
OTTAWA – Today, New Democrats are urging the government to support their proposal to provide dental coverage to millions of Canadians who can’t afford a visit to the dentist. The NDP plan, brought forward today by NDP MP Jack Harris, is completely costed by the Parliamentary Budget Officer and would benefit 6.7 million people in Canada whose household income is less than $90,000 a year.
Harris raises concerns about federal commitment to offshore worker safety
St. John’s – Jack Harris, MP St. John’s East, will be speaking on Bill S-3 in the House of Commons today, to express his deep concern about the Liberal government’s disregard for offshore worker safety.
Let's take care of our loved ones by removing profits from long-term care
St. John’s – Today, Jack Harris, MP for St. John’s East responded to a Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report on long term care. During the pandemic, families across the country lost loved ones living in long-term care centers. For-profit homes had much higher infection rates than non-profit and publicly owned homes.
NDP commits to cancelling up to $20,000 per person in federal student loan debt
OTTAWA — On Saturday, New Democrats presented their plan to help young people thrive instead of being buried in debt. The NDP plan includes putting a moratorium on student loan payments, cancelling up to $20,000 per student of federal student loan debt and giving new graduates a five-year head-start without having to repay any federal student loan. While Justin Trudeau had to be forced to help students throughout the pandemic, the NDP has a plan that puts young people first.