New Democrats Launch Northern Ontario Platform

New Democrat Leader Singh at Confederation College
New Democrat Leader Singh at Confederation College

THUNDER BAY – The NDP announced a New Deal for Northern Ontario to make life more affordable for people living in the region. Decades of Liberal and Conservative neglect of the North have hurt people and it is time for change said, NDP candidates Yuk-Sem Won (Thunder Bay-Rainy River) and Anna Betty Achneepineskum (Thunder Bay-Superior North).

“People in the North want to be taken seriously,” said Won. “Trudeau’s Liberals had four years to turn things around for Northern families who are struggling to make ends meet. They didn’t. New Democrats will always stand up for the region and ensure that everyone in Thunder Bay-Rainy River is getting the services they need in order to thrive.”

A New Deal for Northern Ontario will also set the terms for a true nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous people. To address the housing crisis in the North, the NDP commits to working with Indigenous communities to implement co-developed First Nations, Métis, and Inuit housing strategies.

“The Liberals and the Conservatives did not work for the North,” added Achneepineskum. “Indigenous people have been left behind over and over again. A New Deal for Northern Ontario will provide safe and affordable housing and accessible mental health services for families in Thunder Bay-Superior North.”

Creating jobs in the North and protecting our environment are all part of the NDP’s New Deal for Northern Ontario.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in Thunder Bay

Meet Jagmeet Singh at Lakehead University Friday at 7:00 PM at The Study Coffee House.

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