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Our Community

My Commitment to Our Community

I care about our community, and the people who make it great. As a member of Jack Laytonís NDP team, I will work with you to make life fairer and ensure no one is left behind

As your MP, I will work to implement practical solutions to make life better for everyone. The NDP is committed to the following:

Fairness for Everyone
  • Ensure that all Canadians who make less than $15,000 a year pay no federal income tax.
  • Remove the GST from family essentials including medicine, medical equipment, books, magazines, womenís hygiene products, and childrenís clothing.
Equality for Persons with Disabilities
  • Work with provincial governments to set up a single income support mechanism for persons with disabilities, including a system of national disability support.
  • Develop a labour market strategy for persons with disabilities that includes a plan for increased participation in the federal government workforce and expanded measures to help other employers make workplaces accessible and accommodate persons with disabilities.
  • Expand the Special Opportunities Grant Program to recognize the extra costs associated with oneís disability and the costs of accommodation for training and job opportunities.
  • Make the disability tax credit and medical expenses tax credit fully refundable.
  • Establish an independent commissioner who reports directly to Parliament to monitor federal departmentsí compliance to all policies for persons with disabilities. The commissioner will advise ministers about the effects on persons with disabilities of upcoming legislation or regulations.