NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change to Surrey on Wednesday, where he met with local media and assured South Asians that he will prioritize family reunification for children and grandparents to speed up processing time and reduce backlogs, and address the historical wrong of the Komagata Maru by officially apologizing in the House of Commons.
He was introduced by Jasbir Sandhu, the candidate for Surrey Centre. Jinny Sims (Surrey-Newton), Garry Begg (Fleetwood-Port Kells) and Amandeep Nijjar (Vancouver South) were also in attendance.
Mulcair also promised:
* Repealing Bill C-51 that the Liberals and Conservatives teamed up to pass, which has the potential to make one’s religious and political beliefs shared with foreign governments;
* Cutting the small business tax rate from 11 to 9 percent to kick start the local economy; and
* Re-launching the Police Officer Recruitment Fund with an investment of $250 million over the next four years, followed by $100 million in annual permanent funding.
Sandhu, Sims, Begg and Nijjar took the opportunity to talk up NDP policies.