Philippe Gagnon | CUPE Communications
“For far too long, Conservative and Liberal governments have told Canadians we have to settle for less,” said Paul Moist, national president of CUPE. “It’s time to stop policies that only help the wealthy and well connected by voting for measures that benefit workers, their families and their communities,” said Moist.
During the election campaign, CUPE and its allies in the labour movement will push for improvements on four major fronts: child care, pensions, health care and good jobs. “In 2015, we can elect a government that will foster real change that matters for workers,” said Moist.
After 25 years of federal neglect, our public health care system is coming apart at the seams. Canada’s population is aging, and with more than five million Canadians already without a family doctor, we need immediate action. To ensure that Canadians get the quality care they need, when they need it, we must reverse the $36-billion cuts made by the Conservatives. It’s time for a national prescription drug plan, targeted investments in palliative care, home care and mental health, so that caregivers get the support they deserve and seniors can have affordable, quality care in the comfort of their home.
Good Jobs and Public Services
“With increasing income inequality, shrinking public services and less than robust job opportunities for our youth, working people need a strong political voice – a voice with a vision for workers,” said Moist. “With Tom Mulcair and the NDP we can vote for the change we want, and actually get it.”