Middle class Canadians deserve economic leadership

NDP's first opposition day motion of the year calls on the government to immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to parliament and prepare a budget that addresses middle class challenges.

“The Conservatives’ reckless economic mismanagement has cut our recovery off at the knees and left far too many Canadians facing a weak job market and long-term unemployment,” said NDP finance critic Nathan Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley).

The NDP motion is as follows:

“That the House call on the government to (a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to Parliament outlining the state of the nation’s finances in light of the unstable economic situation, including job losses, falling oil prices, and declining government revenues; and (b) prepare a budget that addresses the economic challenges facing the middle class by creating more good-quality full-time jobs, and by encouraging economic diversification.”

“The NDP has a practical plan to boost the economy while helping the middle class, including $15 a day childcare and raising the minimum wage,” said NDP deputy finance critic Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques).