NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh travelled to Jack Layton’s birthplace in Hudson on Wednesday to talk to Quebecers about the progressive values Quebec and Singh’s NDP share.
Singh was joined by his good friend, Jack Layton’s wife, Olivia Chow, and NDP candidates Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), Amanda Macdonald (Vaudreuil—Soulanges), Dana Chevalier (Lac-Saint-Louis) and Joan Gottman (Salaberry—Suroît).
“At the beginning of this campaign, there were questions about whether a man in a turban could connect with Quebec,” said Singh. “But it’s been our ideas, our commitments, and our shared progressive values with Quebecers that have brought us together, and have been the focus of this election.”
Singh highlighted his plans to implement a national dental care plan and universal pharmacare, to make homes more affordable, to cap cell phone bills, to make the rich pay their fair share and his bold strategy to combat the climate crisis.
And he addressed the social values New Democrats share with Quebecers.
“Like Quebecers, when it comes to abortion, I firmly believe in the right to choose. I believe in the right to die with dignity. I believe in the separation of church and state, and I believe in LGBTQ rights, including marriage equality,” said Singh.
“For four years, Justin Trudeau has chosen to make life easier for the wealthy and the well-connected. He has let down people and made life tougher for you. Despite all that, Justin Trudeau is telling you that you have no choice in this election. You have a choice. This time, you can vote for what you believe in.”