Jagmeet Singh

Jagmeet Singh

Jagmeet Singh

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

AGE: 38

Ontario MPP for Bramalea–Gore–Malton and former deputy provincial NDP leader.

2011 federal candidate in Bramalea–Gore–Malton, losing by 539 votes to Conservative Bal Gosal.


POLICY SHOP

  • CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY: Reduce Canada’s carbon emissions to 30% of 2005 levels by 2025, adopt a National Public Transit Strategy, assist provinces with 2030 coal phaseout, reduce methane emissions, more tax on higher-emission vehicles and tax rebates on zero-emission vehicles, more federal investment in electric charging stations, a “green building compact” with the provinces, an end to federal subsidies for fossil fuel producers, carbon pricing twinned with rebates, exploration of a national east-west renewable electricity “supergrid,” creation of a Climate Change Action Officer as an independent officer of Parliament, creation of a Climate Change Action Advisory Group, requirement for publicly-traded companies to disclose climate-related risk
  • PIPELINES: Opposed to the proposed Kinder Morgan expansion and Energy East pipeline, supports “free, prior and informed consent” of indigenous communities
  • LABOUR: Federal minimum wage of $15 per hour, revise and update federal labour standards, equal rights for temporary job agency workers, required payment for all interns in federally-regulated sectors (including academic placements), better labour protection for federal construction contracts
  • INFRASTRUCTURE: Better community benefits and emissions standards for federally-funded projects
  • SENIORS: Combination of OAS, GIS, Age Credit, and Pension Income Credit into the “Canada Seniors Guarantee”
  • TAXES AND BENEFITS: Creation of a monthly or quarterly “Working Canadian Guarantee” for full-time minimum-wage workers to replace Working Income Tax Benefit, a new non-taxable benefit for Canadians with severe disabilities, increase to the capital gains inclusion rate to 75% from 50%, increase to the corporate tax rate to 19.5% from 15%, introduction of a 40% estate tax on assets above $4 million, and two new tax brackets for high-income Canadians (above $350,000 and above $500,000), ending corporate tax write-offs for entertainment such as sporting tickets and restaurants, establishment of a Tax Fairness Commission to examine entire system

VIDEO

Jagmeet Singh talked about his campaign with Peter Van Dusen ahead of the candidate showcase:

Here’s his presentation to members on Sept. 17:

Singh also joined Peter Van Dusen on PrimeTime Politics (May 16). Watch at 49:00:

Watch Singh’s May 15 campaign launch in Brampton, Ont.:

 

 

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