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Peggy Nash will move swiftly to implement proportional representation

Toronto / 27 February 2022 – Peggy Nash, MP Parkdale—High Park and NDP Leadership candidate, released today her plan to implement proportional representation.

“Our first-past-the-post system no longer reflects our multi-party political landscape and uninspired electorate,” said Nash.

Citing the current parliament as an example, in which the Harper Conservatives hold a majority of the seats in the House of Commons while only having garnered 40% of the popular vote, Nash added: “People feel like their votes play no part in shaping the course of our government. It’s no wonder voter turnout has slipped to below 60%.”

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Midwifery needs federal recognition and support: Nash

Regina / 23 February 2022 – Peggy Nash, MP for Parkdale—High Park and NDP leadership candidate, released a plan today to bring birth back to rural and remote Aboriginal communities.

“No matter who or where they are, every mother and baby in Canada deserves the best possible maternity care,” said Nash.

“The Harper Conservatives’ failure to recognize and fund midwifery at the federal level has led to routine evacuation of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women from reserves and remote communities,” she added.

“Access to quality maternity care close to home not only contributes to maternal and newborn health, it strengthens communities and families.”

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It is possible to protect the environment while strengthening the economy: Nash

Toronto / February 15, 2022 – Peggy Nash, MP (Parkdale—High Park) and NDP leadership candidate, released a plan today that links environmental protection to improving the economy.

Since participating in climate change talks in Durban last November/December, Laurin Liu – MP for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles and the NDP’s deputy critic on the environment – is concerned about Canada’s quickly diminishing status as a global leader on climate change:

“To repair the damage to our environment and our international reputation while at the same time strengthening our economy, we need strong leadership and innovative plans,” said Liu. “That’s why I’m with Peggy Nash.”

Said Nash: “My plan proves it’s not only possible to build a strong economy while protecting the environment and supporting all Canadians with smart social policy – it’s essential.”

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Nash proposes action in five critical foreign policy areas to restore Canada’s reputation on global stage

Montreal / February 10, 2022 – Peggy Nash, MP (Parkdale—High Park) and NDP leadership candidate, released a plan to address five critical foreign policy areas.

“Canada’s reputation on promoting peace, equality, and action on climate internationally has fallen dramatically,” said Nash. “We can and must do better.”

To increase Canada’s commitment and leadership on peace-building, sustainable development, women’s rights, climate change, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) rights, Nash’s plan includes proposals to:

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Nash launches plan for NDP to form government in 2015

Toronto / February 9, 2022 – Peggy Nash, MP for Parkdale–High Park and NDP leadership candidate, released today a comprehensive organizational blueprint for the NDP to form government in 2015.

“Effectively building on our milestone successes will require more than slogans,” said Nash. “To form government in 2015, our Party needs a serious plan and focused leadership – that’s what I’ve got.”

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Nash wants Northern communities back on the national agenda, releases multi-prong plan

Sudbury / February 5, 2022 – As she arrived in Sudbury to take part in a candidates’ debate, Peggy Nash, MP (Parkdale—High Park) and NDP leadership candidate, released a plan today entitled “Supporting, Protecting, and Respecting Canada’s North”.

“Families and communities in the North are struggling,” said Nash. “There are too many smart solutions for this to be about anything other than government inaction.”

From creating jobs and improving local economies to increasing access to water, education, and health care services, Nash’s plan also advances concrete proposals on housing for Aboriginal communities, saving the rail, and protecting the environment.

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“Peggy is a uniter and a leader within our Caucus. Her expertise on the economy will be an essential element to the NDP defeating the Conservatives and forming government in 2015. What’s more, Peggy understands and respects the concerns of Quebeckers. She has what it takes to build our Party in Quebec and garner new support from all parts of Canada.”

Dany Morin, MP

Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, QC
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