Jagmeet Singh

Parents can Apply for Federal Children’s Dental Benefit Today

Dec 1, 2022 | 6:55am

Parents can apply with the Canada Revenue Agency starting today to receive the children’s dental benefit that the federal Liberals say is intended to provide cost-of-living relief to low-income Canadians but that critics say is a drop in the bucket. The benefit, to be used toward dental services, is available for children under 12 in […]

Singh speaks at FCM conference in Regina

Jun 5, 2022 | 9:53am

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh spoke in Regina yesterday at a keynote address at the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference. Singh spoke to leaders of Canada’s cities and towns at the annual conference, which wrapped up Sunday. Singh said he was moved by stories of people having to put back food at the grocery store […]

Federal leaders faceoff in English debate night before advance polls open

Sep 10, 2021 | 5:20am

With advanced polls opening Friday morning, Canada’s five main federal party leaders faced-off in a fiery English debate Thursday night. Both Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, and the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh, went after Justin Trudeau multiple times, for calling an election during a pandemic. That was surrounding the five topics that were pre-planned to be debated. […]

Singh gets emotional while visiting Cowessess First Nation

Aug 20, 2021 | 2:38pm

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is the first of the three main political heads in Canada to visit Saskatchewan during the federal election campaign. Singh went to the Cowessess First Nation, east of Regina, on Friday morning to visit with Chief Cadmus Delorme and visit the site of a former residential school where 751 unmarked […]

Federal NDP unveils election-style promises to support small businesses in pandemic

Mar 2, 2021 | 1:34pm

Jagmeet Singh is promising that a federal NDP government would provide more support for small businesses struggling during the pandemic, including paying a bonus to companies that hire new employees or bring back those who have been laid off. Singh unveiled the promises during a campaign-style event in British Columbia on Tuesday, less than a […]

Federal NDP propose doubling gas-tax funding to cities to aid economic recovery

Feb 12, 2021 | 2:51pm

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he thinks the federal gas-tax fund that provides cities with cash for infrastructure projects should be doubled to stimulate local economic recoveries. Singh made the proposal, which had the feel of a campaign pledge, during a meeting Friday with the mayors of Canada’s biggest cities. The gas-tax fund is […]

Liberal minority survives confidence vote in the Commons with NDP and Green backing

Oct 21, 2020 | 3:09pm

The Liberal minority government survives another day after a majority of MPs voted against a Conservative motion to create a special anticorruption committee. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had declared the vote on the Conservative motion a confidence measure, meaning that a vote in the Commons to pass it would have triggered an election. The New […]

Threat of fall federal election eases as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Sep 15, 2020 | 2:42pm

The threat of a federal election seemed to be easing as the Liberal government and opposition parties prepared for a return to Parliament amid concerns Canada could already be dealing with a dreaded second wave of the novel coronavirus. Fears of a COVID-19 resurgence hung over the distinct Old City Hall building down the street […]

Singh says NDP won’t support Liberal bill that would jail, fine CERB fraudsters

Jun 9, 2020 | 12:27pm

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says it is irresponsible and wrong-headed for the Liberal government to draft a bill that would fine or imprison people who made fraudulent claims under the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Singh says a bill the Liberals are proposing would hurt the very people that the CERB was designed to help — […]

House of Commons resumes with uncertainty over what MPs can do during COVID-19 pandemic

Apr 20, 2020 | 10:32am

OTTAWA — A small group of MPs have taken their seats in the House of Commons after the four main parties failed to reach consensus over how Parliament can and should function during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Liberals, NDP and Bloc Quebecois had agreed the House of Commons could convene for a weekly in-person sitting, […]