Only NDP MPs Will Bring In Pharmacare, Housing and Climate Action

Oct 8, 2019 | Politics | 4 comments

‘NDP will prevent a Conservative government’

COURTENAY — At a town hall meeting in Courtenay on Sunday evening, long-time New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen called on voters to unite around the NDP to stop an Andrew Scheer-led Conservative government – and bring universal pharmacare, affordable housing and a strong climate action plan to Vancouver Island.

“We have powerful and effective MPs in Rachel Blaney and Gord Johns,” said Cullen. “They have proven they can stop Conservatives, and they have proven they get things done for coastal communities.”

Cullen was joined by NDP incumbents Blaney and Johns for the first day of his Island-wide Building a Healthier Future Tour.

“Taking care of people and fighting climate change go hand in hand,” said Cullen. “Instead of spending billions on tax giveaways for the wealthiest or giving huge subsidies to fossil fuel corporations, we need to invest in clean renewable energy and the services people need.”

Cullen said the Liberals failed Vancouver Islanders when they purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline with billions of public dollars.

“We know Conservatives would make things even worse, and people are surprised and disappointed to learn the Green Party have said they’re open to putting the Conservatives in power.

North Island–Powell River Green Party candidate Mark de Bruijin even praised the Conservative Party, noting the similarities between Greens and Conservatives: “They are fiscally conservative, as are Greens. We have a lot in common with Conservatives at their ideological core.”

“The NDP is the only party that is fully committed to preventing an Andrew Scheer Conservative government, and to bringing in the things we need,” said Cullen. “This is our chance to build a healthier future. We need Rachel Blaney and Gord Johns to defend the coast and make sure we put people and the planet ahead of rich corporate insiders.”

Mike McKinnon

New Democratic Party

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  1. Phil G.Harrison

    I admit that i did not vote Green on Monday, Feeling somewhat pressured to do so.Climate change can’t be the biggest issue for Canadian when there are 8 billions living in this world and most would like to live in Canada.

    The New Government will be pressured to provide more affordable housing, more day care and more health care for those who can’t afford the cost of renting and paying for basic services. This is a good thing,

    The New Government will need to a balance spending .Debt. When Canadians have too much debt we will all lose our freedom to debtors.

  2. Phil G.Harrison

    What a choice for my vote on Monday.I thought i had made up my mind ,but the continuing negativity of the two leading party’s machines is not a reflection of Canadian values.Bullying at the highest level.It appears that Mr, Singh has risen above and is a leader, for the people.

    It will be a last minute decision in the Voting Booth.

  3. Megan

    I’m very disappointed with TideChange. When did it become a mouthpiece for the NDP? As for Building a Healthier Further, the NDP climate targets do not keep us below 1.5 degrees of warming, and so it’s not even a livable future they’re proposing, never mind a healthier one.

  4. MEL

    Calling an NDP rally/ love fest a town hall meeting is quite a slick campaign move. And what is it with the Greens anyway, wanting to work with other Parties willing to take SERIOUS action on the climate crisis ? Hope tidechange was well paid for this ad.


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