Nash releases plan to increase access to pensions and retirement security

Vancouver / February 3, 2022 – Peggy Nash, MP (Parkdale—High Park) and NDP leadership candidate, today released a plan to ensure better access to pensions and retirement security for more seniors.

“It is unacceptable that 11 million working Canadians are without a workplace pension,” said Nash, “And that number is steadily rising.”

In the wake of speculation about whether the Harper Conservatives will delay the OAS (Old Age Security) eligibility age from 65 to 67, Nash says her plan is about improving access rather than reducing it.

“Instead of creating additional uncertainly for Canadians about their ability to retire securely, we need urgent and achievable solutions to this widespread problem.”

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Nash releases plan to protect wild salmon habitat and support sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

Vancouver / February 2, 2022 – Peggy Nash, MP Parkdale—High Park and NDP leadership candidate, put out today a comprehensive strategy to protect wild salmon habitat and support sustainable fisheries and aquaculture.

“The Harper Conservatives have failed our coasts, failed our fisheries, and failed our local economies,” said Nash. A comprehensive report released Thursday by the Royal Society of Canada clearly outlined Canada’s failure to protect marine biodiversity and called for new action to manage and preserve our vital fisheries.

“I will fight for our fragile ocean and coastal ecosystems, and I will respect the voices of British Columbians advocating on their behalf.”

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Manitoba MLA Sharon Blady backs Peggy Nash for NDP leadership

Winnipeg / February 1, 2022 – Following a tour stop on Tuesday in Winnipeg, NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash (MP for Parkdale—High Park) received an endorsement from MLA Sharon Blady.

“Peggy Nash is a leader with a proven track record, a vision for a strong progressive future, and the ability to represent Canada on the world stage,” said Blady.

“Our next leader and next Prime Minister must be able to work with Canadians to build a strong and sustainable economy and advance important social programs like a national childcare strategy. Peggy’s skills as a negotiator, communicator, and advocate make her our best choice.”

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Peggy Nash releases plan to make post-secondary education accessible

NDP leadership candidate stands in solidarity with students across canada calling for an end to student debt

Vancouver / February 1, 2022 – Peggy Nash, MP for Parkdale—High Park and NDP leadership candidate, released this morning her plan to increase accessibility to post-secondary education (PSE) and alleviate student debt loads.

“Our social, economic, and cultural vibrancy depends on a real commitment to college and university education and training,” said Nash.

“After Liberal governments in the 1990s drastically reduced federal funding to post-secondary education, inaction by the Harper Conservatives’ has maintained the under-funding at a critical level.”

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Nova Scotia MLAs back Peggy Nash for NDP leadership

Halifax / January 30, 2022 – Following Sunday’s NDP leadership debate in Halifax, three Nova Scotia MLAs have thrown their support behind Peggy Nash.

MLAs Pam Birdsall (Lunenburg), Vicki Conrad (Queens), and Cabinet Minister Marilyn More (Dartmouth South - Portland Valley) have endorsed Nash, MP (Parkdale-High Park) as their choice to lead Canada’s New Democrats.

“I am endorsing Peggy Nash as leader of the federal NDP because I believe that she has everything it takes to be a strong vibrant leader, with the unique skill of being a consensus builder,” said Birdsall. “She is just what we need as leader of the Official Opposition and our next Prime Minister.”

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Nash wants child care back on national agenda, releases plan that will “pay for itself”

Toronto / January 26, 2022 –Peggy Nash, MP (Parkdale—High Park) and NDP leadership candidate, today put out her plan to Ensure Access to Early Childhood Education and Childcare.

“Too many families across Canada struggle to make ends meet while trying to ensure their children get the care they need,” said Nash. “My plan puts ECEC back on the federal/provincial/territorial table as an urgent social policy issue.”

Elaborated in collaboration Martha Friendly, a leading expert in this field and director of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit, Nash’s plan is based on evidence which consistently confirms that Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programs support women’s equality, help lift families out of poverty, and strengthen communities.

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“I worked closely with Peggy Nash for many years, and saw her at work first-hand dealing with some of the largest, most powerful corporations in the world. She was always motivated by her determination to win a better deal for their workers, and for all Canadians.”

Jim Stanford

Economist and author
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