Justin Trudeau is out of touch with Canadians, according to Marie Morin-Strom, the NDP candidate for Sault Ste. Marie.
“At a crucial moment when everyday people are still dealing with fallout from the pandemic and facing the onset of an apparent fourth wave, Justin Trudeau has called an unnecessary election,” said Morin-Strom. “Just when Canadians most need their government to be working on their behalf, the Liberals have shown their true colours and shifted their attention away from the needs of everyday people to focus instead on their own political fortunes.”
Trudeau has said that an election is necessary because Parliament isn’t working, but that argument doesn’t hold water, says Morin-Strom.
“When Justin Trudeau and Terry Sheehan say they don’t like how Parliament is working, what they really mean is that they don’t like being held to account for their actions or inactions,” said Morin-Strom. “When the Liberals wanted to cheap out on CERB, it was Jagmeet Singh and the NDP who stood up for Canadians and ensured that working families would receive $2000 a month.”
“Parliament is working as it should be,” continued Morin-Strom, “but what isn’t working is Liberal government policy. The gap between everyday Canadians and the very wealthy has only grown larger, and after six years under the Liberals it’s even harder for many Canadians to find good jobs, make ends meet, and afford a home.”
Morin-Strom also pointed out that there has been no meaningful action on climate change, and that neither the Liberals nor the Conservatives have realistic national strategies for mental health, addictions, or pharmacare.
“Sault Ste Marie is at a crossroad. We can continue down a tired path of inaction and broken promises, or we can move beyond the past six years and choose real action,” concluded Morin-Strom.
Marie Morin-Strom is the NDP candidate in the federal riding of Sault Ste. Marie. An educator and long-time Sault Ste. Marie resident with a strong history of labour activism, Marie is determined to help ensure that all Canadian families have equal access to services that allow them to thrive. She is ready to head to Ottawa to fight for action on worker’s rights, affordability, health care, and the climate emergency.