1. It’s time for change in Ottawa
For ten years, Canadians have endured a struggling economy and endless scandals under Stephen Harper’s Conservatives. And instead of focusing on health care, pensions, and environmental protection, Harper has cut them.
2. More doctors – better health care
Tom Mulcair will usher in a new era for our public health care system. Tom’s plan will help 5 million more Canadians access a family doctor, make prescription drugs more affordable, and give seniors better access to home care.
3. Childcare – the first new social program in a generation
New Democrats are proud of the central role our party has played in the creation of Canada’s social safety net – from universal health care to public pensions. Now, we’ll take the next step with affordable, $15 a day childcare.
4. Better opportunities for young Canadians
Too many young people starting out face crippling student debt and a lack of good job opportunities. Tom Mulcair will increase student grants, phase out interest on federal student loans, and invest in training and apprenticeship programs.
5. Real action on climate change
Only Tom Mulcair and the NDP have a concrete plan to lower carbon pollution. Tom will work with the world instead of against the planet by introducing emission reduction targets – and making big polluters pay.
6. Big corporations will pay their fair share
Conservative and Liberal governments hand tax giveaways to the biggest banks and oil companies, leaving less for Canadian families. Only the NDP will reverse this damage by increasing corporate taxes by two cents on the dollar.
7. The other guys are promising cuts
For a decade, Stephen Harper has been cutting what we care about – and now Justin Trudeau is promising more of the same. The Liberal plan calls for $6.5 billion in cuts, and Liberals say: “nothing is off the table”.
8. Tom will fight for good Canadians jobs
Without proper safeguards, Stephen Harper’s Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens hundreds of thousands of good jobs. Once again, Justin Trudeau is standing with Harper on this. Only Tom Mulcair will fight for a deal that protects good-paying jobs.
9. Tom Mulcair is ready
As a former cabinet minister and senior public servant, Tom is the only leader with the experience to defeat Stephen Harper. But that’s not all. Tom has shown he’s a principled leader who backs up those principles with action – like voting to stop Bill C-51.
10. The NDP only needs 35 more seats – Liberals need 100
The “orange wave” that started in Quebec has spread to cities and towns across Canada. With more MPs than every other opposition party combined, the NDP only needs 35 more seats to replace Stephen Harper. The Liberals need 100. Simply put: It’s only New Democrats who can realistically defeat the Conservatives in this election.