•   
  •   
  •   

Canada Singh says NDP focused on getting ‘help for Canadians,’ not forcing an election

23:01  20 september  2020
23:01  20 september  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

Trudeau Says He Doesn’t Want Election, But Denies Campaign Would Be ‘Reckless’

  Trudeau Says He Doesn’t Want Election, But Denies Campaign Would Be ‘Reckless’ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated Wednesday that the Liberals do not want a federal election, but pushed back at the notion that holding another campaign now would be “reckless” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing reporters in Ottawa at the end of a two-and-a-half-day cabinet retreat, Trudeau was asked if he thought it would be irresponsible under the circumstances for opposition parties to reject his government’s speech from the throne and trigger another election. “I think it’s irresponsible to say that an election would be irresponsible. Our country and our institutions are stronger than that.

Read more: Singh not interested in forcing election but wants more help for Canadians . Trudeau said they will also be implementing distance voting that will allow “every parliamentarian to make sure that their community is heard as we move forward on important measures.”

OTTAWA — New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he’s not interested in forcing a federal election with a second wave of COVID-19 looming, if he Singh ’s comments Friday were his clearest yet on whether the NDP plans to support the minority Liberal government’s throne speech next week.

Jagmeet Singh wearing a hat: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Ottawa. © THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Ottawa.

As the federal Liberal government prepares to deliver a new throne speech, New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh said his party’s focus is on getting "help for Canadians," not forcing an election amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Singh said he has laid out his concerns and demands for the new Parliamentary session during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday.

Bateman wants to return to Minnesota after opting out in August

  Bateman wants to return to Minnesota after opting out in August Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman wants to continue playing in 2020 after opting out of the season in August due to COVID-19 concerns, head coach P.J. Fleck said in a statement Friday. "Rashod and I have had many positive conversations since the Big Ten announced it was going to compete in football this fall," Fleck wrote. "Rashod initially opted out because of personal health concerns surrounding COVID-19, but now feels comfortable rejoining the team after the Big Ten announced the safety measures it was taking to protect student-athletes, which includes daily antigen testing.

OTTAWA — New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he’s not interested in forcing a federal election with a second wave of COVID-19 looming, if he Singh ’s comments Friday were his clearest yet on whether the NDP plans to support the minority Liberal government’s throne speech next week.

New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he’s not interested in forcing a federal election with a second wave of COVID-19 looming, if he can work with the Liberals to bring much-needed help to struggling Canadians . Mr. Singh ’s comments Friday were his clearest yet on whether the NDP plans

Read more: Feds say they’re prepared to discuss health-care funding after provinces voice concerns

"I'm asking and calling on the Liberal government to make sure there is help for Canadians in need, particularly if they are back in a lockdown scenario with increasing numbers of COVID-19," he said.

"We need help for Canadians, that's what I'm fighting for."

Topping the list of priorities for the NDP is ensuring there is continuing financial assistance available to help Canadians weather the pandemic, Singh said.

“Right now, the Liberal government’s proposal would take the $2,000 that families receive now and cut it by 20 per cent to $1,600,” he said, pointing to the government’s plan to transition away from the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit.

Lake Babine Nation signs deal with Ottawa and British Columbia

  Lake Babine Nation signs deal with Ottawa and British Columbia VICTORIA — The British Columbia and federal governments have signed an agreement with the Lake Babine Nation that Chief Gordon Alec says will help lead to its prosperity. Alec says the agreement is an important step towards having more control over the development of natural resources. He says the First Nation wants to create the right relationship with the forest industry and local government. The Lake Babine Nation owns one of the largest forestry businesses in its territory operating on land it owns as well as Crown land.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is continuing his meetings with other party leaders, sitting down with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Thursday. Trudeau has a minority government and will need to collaborate. As Mike Le Couteur reports, Singh says only the NDP can help the Liberals put together

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he would try to form a coalition government with other parties if the Conservatives win the most seats in the election , but fail "For me, I feel like there's this false choice being presented that if you only have to choose in an election between bad and worse, it's not really

“That is wrong, and I’m telling to the prime minister directly that that should not happen,” he continued.

Trudeau had asked Gov. Gen. Julie Payette to prorogue Parliament back on Aug. 18, effectively halting all of its business.

With the new throne speech set to be delivered this week, the Liberals — having fallen 13 seats short of forming a majority government during the 2019 election — would need the support of at least one opposition party to remain in power.

While Trudeau was willing to listen to his concerns, Singh said there has been “no commitment so far.”

“I made it very clear, though, for me that the throne speech and just giving words is not good enough,” Singh said. “We need to see some action.”

Singh said he is “prepared to go to an election,” but he said that is not his goal.

"If the prime minister and the Liberal government aren't ready to deliver what Canadians need, if they're going to get caught up in scandal helping themselves instead of people -- that I'm more than ready to fight in an election," he said.

Suri Cruise reportedly 'approves' of Katie Holmes' romance with Emilio Vitolo Jr., more news

  Suri Cruise reportedly 'approves' of Katie Holmes' romance with Emilio Vitolo Jr., more news Suri Cruise reportedly 'approves' of Katie Holmes' romance with Emilio Vitolo Jr., more news

parties , NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said he would “explore all options” to avoid an election , but said he “would not walk down a path where there’s a suggestion of austerity” or cutting help needed by Canadians . Singh not interested in forcing election but wants more help for Canadians .

Mr Singh says cordially that Canadians "look like all sorts of people" before walking off. The man wishes him well. Mr Singh is the first visible minority leader at the helm of a major federal political party in Canada . His NDP is fighting to retain its 14 seats in Quebec, though opinion polls show the

"But I understand it's a very serious decision, and it is not my goal to tear down government,” he continued. “My goal is to force Parliament to work for people."

Read more: O’Toole, Blanchet remain in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus

Singh also said protections need to be in place that would allow Parliament to continue operating using a hybrid model of in-person and virtual meetings once the new session begins, adding that having all 338 members of Parliament (MPs) together poses a “potential serious risk.”

"What I propose is that we continue with the hybrid model that we allow for MPs to remain at home," he said. "For many MPs that is the safest and best thing they can do for their communities and for their constituents."

The federal government had been operating using the hybrid model since the end of May.

Singh's comments came after both Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole and Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet tested positive for COVID-19.

The diagnoses mean both men will be unable to attend next week’s throne speech.

The West Block — Episode 55, Season 9

  The West Block — Episode 55, Season 9 Watch the full broadcast of The West Block from Sunday, Sept. 20, with Mercedes StephensonEpisode 55, Season 9

SASKATOON — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is brushing aside demands from the Greens that his party apologize for social-media posts that Green candidates hold During a campaign stop in a Saskatoon riding the NDP want to hold on election day, Singh dismissed the demand, saying there

When does Canada vote? Canada 's election takes place in 338 ridings or seats, and preliminary results should be announced around 8pm on election night. Coming up close behind the Conservatives and Liberals is the progressive New Democratic Party ( NDP ), lead by Jagmeet Singh .

What's more, the entire Bloc caucus has been forced to quarantine after it was revealed a staff member had contracted the respiratory illness.

And, on Tuesday, the Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS) -- which works to safeguard Parliament Hill confirmed one of its members had tested positive for the virus.

Singh said these instances underscore the need to ensure there are ways for MPs to "attend, to vote, to participate without being there physically, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19."

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Trudeau said Parliament would continue to use a hybrid model when it resumes.

“We are going to move forward with a hybrid situation -- as worked very well through the spring months -- where people are both physically in the chamber and represented through video conference," he said.

Read more: Singh not interested in forcing election but wants more help for Canadians

Trudeau said they will also be implementing distance voting that will allow "every parliamentarian to make sure that their community is heard as we move forward on important measures."

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic Leblanc echoed Trudeau's remarks, saying Parliament will continue to follow public health guidelines in place in Ontario "as appropriate," but that there will be opportunities for remote voting.

"We think it's unrealistic and unsafe to expect everybody to be sitting in the chamber," he told Global News. "But we want to ensure that it can be done safely and securely [when] done remotely, and that's exactly what will happen."

Kanye West Says He’ll Give G.O.O.D. Artists Back Their Masters, Big Sean & 070 Shake Rejoice .
In efforts to give artists the same autonomy he’s been fighting his labels Universal Music Group and Sony/ATV for all over Twitter, Kanye West is returning his share of his artists’ masters. “I’m giving all Good music artist back the 50% share I have of their masters,” the G.O.O.D. Music label boss boldly announced on Wednesday (Sept. 23).I’m giving all Good music artist back the 50% share I have of their masters— ye (@kanyewest) September 23, 2020That roster boasts Big Sean, 070 Shake, Pusha T, Desiigner, Teyana Taylor, John Legend, and many more.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 0
This is interesting!