HANSARD: Jenny asks if the Bloc will back a bill supporting those living in poverty

House of Commons Debate
Financial Statement of Minister of Finance
The Budget
Government Orders
April 26th, 2022 / 4:50 p.m.

 

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

Madam Speaker, the member opened his comments with concern for seniors and the lack of action for seniors. One of the things the NDP would really like to see is for the government to adopt my colleague's bill on the guaranteed livable income. That would support seniors and, of course, many others as well who are living in poverty. Would the Bloc support such a bill?

 

Jean-Denis Garon (Bloc) Mirabel, QC

Madam Speaker, we are debating the ways and means motion.

We have the opportunity to do something now for seniors, to increase their pensions. However, the NDP, which decided to sign an agreement with the Liberals and will therefore support the budget, is being sanctimonious here.

We will see how we vote on their bill.

However, the NDP will soon vote on a budget that has ignored our seniors, and we need to hold the NDP to account.

 

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2022/4/26/jenny-kwan-3/

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