Jagmeet Singh makes campaign announcement in Essex, Ontario

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I’M REALLY HONOURED THAT SHE’S HERE TO SHARE HER STORY. PEOPLE ARE BEING IMPACTED, AND WE WANT TO HEAR HOW THEY’RE BEING IMPACTED.>>MY NAME IS THERESA. 13 YEARS AGO I LOST MY FULL-TIME JOB. I WORKED THERE FOR 20 YEARS AND THE PLANT CLOSED. I LOST MY BENEFITS, AND MY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND ANXIETY MEDICALS WERE NO LONGER COVERED. I’VE ONLY BEEN ABLE TO FIND PART-TIME JOBS WITH NO BENEFITS. I WORK FOR MINIMUM WAGE, AND MY MEDICALS COST 300 A MONTH. I HAVE TO LIVE WITH MY PARENTS BECAUSE I CANNOT AFFORD TO LIVE ON MY OWN. I HAVE TO PITCH IN WHEN I CAN, BUT IT’S VERY HARD. THE NDP ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT ARE INTO IT FOR ME, AND THEIR PHARMACARE PLAN WILL HELP ME AND MANY OTHERS. THANK YOU. [ Applause ]>>Voice of Translator: THANK YOU, THERESA, VERY MUCH. THANK YOU FOR THAT. [End of Translation]>>IT’S SO HARD TO HAVE TO PAY FOR THE MEDICATION YOU NEED, AND YOU’VE DESCRIBED A STORY THAT TOUCHES SO MANY CANADIANS. THANK YOU.>>Voice of Translator: I WANT TO TALK ABOUT TODAY IS REALITY. THE LIBERALS COME OUT WITH THESE WONDERFUL PROMISES, BUT THERE’S NO SPECIFIC ACTION. AND IN TERMS OF HEALTH CARE, WE HAVE SEVERAL EXAMPLES. IN 2015, THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT THROUGH MR. TRUDEAU PROMISED TO IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO REDUCE DRUG COSTS. BUT THEY’VE JUST BROKEN THEIR PROMISES. WE ALL KNOW WHY. THE REASON’S CLEAR. AFTER FOUR YEARS OF THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT, THEY’VE HAD MEETINGS WITH LOBBYIST AND MAJOR COMPANIES, INSURANCE COMPANY, DRUG COMPANIES. 850 MEETINGS THEY’VE HAD WITH THEM. AFTER THOSE MEETINGS, THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT REALLY BROKE ITS PROMISES. SO IT’S A PROMISE THAT THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE LIBERAL PARTY HAVE MADE FOR A LONG TIME. THEY PROMISED UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE. THEY’VE ALWAYS BROKEN THAT PROMISE. AND NOW WE’VE GOT NEW ELECTIONS, AND ONCE AGAIN THEY’RE MAKING PROMISES THAT WE KNOW THEY’RE NOT GOING TO DELIVER. BECAUSE THEY’RE WORKING TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR THE RICH AND MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE AVERAGE CITIZEN. SO I WANT TO STRESS THAT. THE LIBERALS HAVE ALWAYS HAD GREAT BIG PROMISES, AND THEY ALWAYS BREAK THOSE PROMISES. WHAT THEY’RE DOING IS NOT TRYING TO HELP US. BUT WE THE NDP, WE’RE THE ONES WHO WILL FIGHT FOR YOU. SO WHAT WE’RE PROMISING IS IF YOU NEED THIS KIND OF DRUGS OR PHARMACARE IN CANADA, YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO USE YOUR HEALTH CARD, NOT YOUR CREDIT CARD. THAT’S WHAT WE PROMISED YOU, AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO. WITH OUR PLAN, WE CAN IMPLEMENT A UNIVERSAL PHARMACARE PROGRAM IN ONE YEAR. INSTEAD OF THE LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES WHO WORK FOR THE RICH, WE’RE WORKING FOR YOU. WE’RE THERE FOR YOU. [End of Translation]>>I’LL TAKE SOME QUESTIONS FROM THE MEDIA.>>Question: HI. I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE PARAGRAPH AND THE VIDEO THAT CAME OUT OVER THE PAST LITTLE BIT. SINCE THE BROWN FACE, THE BLACK FACE (INAUDIBLE).>>I REALLY WANT TO FOCUS ON (INAUDIBLE). THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE RIGHT NOW WHO ARE HURTING. BUT I ALSO WANT TO DRAW A CONNECTION. IF THIS BEHAVIOR OF MOCKING THE REALITY OF CANADIANS IS ALSO SEEN IN POLICY, IT’S NO WONDER THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU JUST EARLIER THIS YEAR MOCKED INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS, DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR A COMMUNITY THAT WAS POISONED BY MERCURY. HE MOCKED SOMEBODY. NOW, YOU KNOW I’VE BEEN IN EVENTS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE ATTACKED ME WITH AGGRESSIVE AND ISLAMOPHOBIC SLURS. DURING THOSE EVENTS, SOME PEOPLE MIGHT SAY IT’S OKAY FOR ME TO MOCK THAT PERSON. BUT I DON’T BELIEVE THAT. I CAN’T IMAGINE WHY ANYBODY WOULD THINK IT WOULD BE OKAY TO MOCK A PERSON. THE FACT THAT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S INITIAL REACTION WAS TO MOCK THAT ACTIVIST, TO ME IT SHOWS TO HIM IT’S OKAY TO MOCK PEOPLE FOR THEIR STRUGGLES THEY FACE. THAT TO ME IS SOMETHING DEEPLY TROUBLING, AND CANADIENS WILL HAVE A CHOICE TO WEIGH IN ON IT VERY SOON.>>Question: (INAUDIBLE) WASN’T RACIST THEN AND IT’S NOT RACIST NOW.>>NOW, TO ME LABELS THE BEHAVIOR RACIST OR NOT ISN’T THE POINT. THE IMPORTANT THING IS WHAT IS THE IMPACT ON A VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE. I’VE SPOKE TO YOUNG PEOPLE WHO TELL ME IF THE PRIME MINISTER CAN MOCK THEIR REALITY, CAN MOCK THEIR STRUGGLES, WHY CAN’T I. YOUNG PEOPLE WAKE UP TO SEE THESE IMAGES OF THEIR PRIME MINISTER MAKING THEM FEEL LIKE MAYBE THEY DON’T BELONG IN THIS COUNTRY. I WANT TO LET THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE KNOW THAT YOU DO BELONG. YOU ARE VALUED, YOU ARE LOVED, YOU ARE IMPORTANT. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, I ALSO WANT TO CONNECT THE LACK OF ACTION ON CONCRETE STEPS TO ADDRESS INEQUALITY. WE PUT FORWARD A COMMITMENT TO EX-SPONGE ALL CONVICTIONS OF SIMPLE MARIJUANA. WE KNOW THAT’S TARGETED THOSE OF COLOUR. WHEN WE PUT THAT FORWARD, MR. TRUDEAU VOTED AGAINST IT. INSTEAD HE FAVOURS PARDON THAT DOESN’T UNDO THE JUSTICE. IT’S AN ONGOING PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR HERE WHERE HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH. IT SHOWS IN POLICY, AND THAT TO ME IS A BIG CONCERN.>>Voice of Translator: IF I FULLY UNDERSTAND, YOU THINK THAT MR. TRUDEAU WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT S HE’S NOT SINCERE? IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE SAYING, MR. TRUDEAU’S LYING TO THE PEOPLE? THERE’S TWO MR. TRUDEAUS. ONE IN PUBLIC LIFE WHO TALKS ABOUT THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY AND RELATIONS, WHICH ARE SO IMPORTANT. IN PUBLIC HE TALKS ABOUT DIVERSITY. BUT THEN IN HIS PRIVATE LIFE, HE LAUGHS AT PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR COLOUR OF THEIR SKIN. ACTIVISTS, FOR EXAMPLE, WOULD REALLY HAVE A MAJOR CHALLENGE, THE POISONING OF THEIR WATER SOURCE. MR. TRUDEAU IN PUBLIC IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN MR. TRUDEAU IN PRIVATE. IT’S CLEAR THAT HE’S NOT ACTUALLY DEALING WITH THE REAL ISSUES FACING PEOPLE.>>Question: LETE TAKE YOU TO A DIFFERENT SUBJECT, GUN CONTROL. THE POSITION OF THE NDP ON WEAPONS, ON GUNS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH ASSAULT GUN RIFLES AND ALSO IN THE CASE OF HANDGUNS?>>LET’S START WITH THE HANDGUNS. JUST OVER A YEAR AGO, I SENT A LETTER, AND I SAID IN THIS LETTER ANY MUNICIPALITY WHICH ASKS TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO BAN HANDGUNS, YOU HAVE TO GIVE THAT RIGHT TO THOSE MUNICIPALITIES. THERE ARE MUNICIPALITIES THAT HAVE ASKED TO HAVE THAT RIGHT. THIS IS SOMETHING WE’RE TRYING TO MANDATE FROM THE GOVERNMENT, FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. I DEMANDED THAT OVER A YEAR AGO. YOU HAVE TO GIVE THIS POWER TO MUNICIPALITIES WHO WANT TO HAVE THIS POWER. VIOLENCE IS A COMPLEX ISSUE. THERE ARE A LOT OF ISSUES INVOLVED HERE. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ADDRESS THE SOURCE OF THIS VIOLENCE TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. YOU HAVE TO TALK TO THE EXPERTS, AND THE EXPERTS SAY THAT YOU HAVE TO GIVE MORE RESOURCES TO MUNICIPALITIES THAT NEED THEM. YOU HAVE TO GIVE THE RESOURCE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE A POSITIVE FUTURE, OPTIMISTIC FUTURE, IN FRONT OF THEM. WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WITH GOOD JOBS, QUALITY JOBS. IF WE CAN DO THAT, IF WE CAN PROVIDE THOSE RESOURCES, WE WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM. IT’S VERY COMPLEX. AS FOR ASSAULT RIFLES, WE’LL MAKE SURE THAT ASSAULT WEAPONS, THOSE WHICH ARE USED TO ATTACK HUMAN BEINGS, THEN YOU HAVE TO REDUCE ACCESS TO THOSE WEAPONS. HOW WOULD YOU DO THAT? WELL, WE WOULD IMPLEMENT REGULATIONS TO REDUCE ACCESS TO THOSE WEAPONS. IN GENERAL, YOU HAVE TO INCREASE CUSTOM SERVICES. WE KNOW A LOT OF WEAPONS CROSS THE BORDER. THESE ARE THE TWO MAIN FACTORS IN REDUCING ACCESS TO THOSE WEAPONS. WE ALSO LOOK INTO PROGRAMS. GIVE MORE HELP TO THOSE COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY VIOLENCE. [End of Translation]>>Question: I WANT TO ASK YOU, MR. SINGH, ON BILL 21, DO YOU BELIEVE PROVINCES SHOULD HAVE THE POWER AND AUTHORITY TO ENACT A LAW THAT ALLOWS RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS FROM BEING WARN?>>I THINK IT’S WRONG. I THINK IT’S A DIVISIVE TYPE OF BILL THAT TELLS PEOPLE BECAUSE WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE THAT THEY DON’T BELONG IN SOCIETY. I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE QUESTIONS OF LAW. RIGHT NOW THIS LAW IS BEING CHALLENGED IN COURT, AND I SUPPORT THE RIGHT TO DO. AND THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT. I’M HOPING TO USE MY POSITION AS SOMEONE WHO’S RUNNING IN THIS ELECTION TO BE PRIME MINISTER TO SAY TO PEOPLE, THAT IS NOT HOW WE MOVE FORWARD. THAT IS NOT HOW WE BUILD A BETTER SOCIETY. WE HAVE SO MANY CHALLENGES WE NEED TO WORK ON TOGETHER. WE NEED TO TACKLE THE CLIMATE CRISIS, THE HEALTH CARE CRISIS. YOU HEARD FROM THERESA WHO TELLS US SHE IS STRUGGLING BECAUSE SHE CANNOT AFFORD THE MEDICATION SHE NEEDS. IT COSTS HER SO MUCH. THERE’S SO MANY THINGS WE NEED TO TACKLE, AND WE CAN DO THAT TOGETHER.>>Question: OUR INVESTIGATION HAS REVEALED THERE ARE CURRENTLY MORE THAN 34,000 PEOPLE WANTED BY THE CBSA. MANY OF THOSE HAD ARREST WARRANTS ISSUED FOR THEIR REMOVAL. HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM?>>IMMIGRATION SYSTEM HAS TO BALANCE THE GREAT NEED THAT WE HAVE FOR PEOPLE TO COME TO OUR COUNTRY. IMMIGRATION IS SOMETHING THAT CREATES OPPORTUNITY. IMMIGRATION IS SOMETHING THAT SPURS OUR ECONOMY. PEOPLE COME TO CANADA, THEY WANT TO SETTLE IN A NEW HOME, THEY WANT TO BUILD UP THAT HOME, AND THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE ECONOMY IN A MASSIVE WAY. THAT’S IMPORTANT. WE ALSO NEED TO MAKE SURE WE BALANCE THAT VERY IMPORTANT NEED WITH SECURITY AND JOBS. ONE THING WE’VE SEEN IN THE PAST IS THE MASSIVE WAIT TIMES BEING ATTRIBUTED TO LACK OF RESOURCES. THAT ALSO APPLIES TO MAKING SURE WE KEEP TRACK OF FOLKS THAT ARE BEING PROCESSED. SO THE LACK OF RESOURCES BEING FUNDED HAS REDUCED A NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES, DO THAT WORK. AND THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE’RE FACING A MASSIVE BACKLOG BUT ALSO ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THE ISSUES THAT YOU RAISED ARE NOT BEING ADDRESSED.>>Question: ANNIE BERGERON-OLIVER WITH CTV NEWS. THERE ARE LARGE PROTESTS HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD TODAY AS CLIMATE ACTIVISTS CALL FOR CHANGE AND DEMANDS TO HELP WITH THE ENVIRONMENT. DO YOU BELIEVE WE’RE IN A CLIMATE EMERGENCY, AND WHAT WOULD YOUR TOP PRIORITY BE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IF YOU GET ELECTED ON THE 21ST?>>WE ARE IN A CLIMATE EMERGENCY. IN THE EYES OF ANY YOUNG PERSON, INSTEAD OF OPTIMISM FOR THE FUTURE, THEY’RE WORRIED. I TALK TO YOUNG COUPLES WHO SAY THEY’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE KIDS BECAUSE THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT THE PLANET OUR KIDS WILL INHERIT. I DON’T THINK ANYONE HAS TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT HAVING A FAMILY, BUT THEY SHOULDN’T BE STOPPING THAT DECISION BECAUSE THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT. THAT IS WHAT’S HAPPENED BECAUSE OF THE THREAT OF CLIMATE EMERGENCY. A REAL THREAT OF A CLIMATE CRISIS. WHAT WE NEED TO DO — THE FIRST STEP A NEW DEMOCRAT GOVERNMENT WOULD DO IS TO IMMEDIATELY END ALL FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES. THAT HAS TO BE END. WE REINVEST OUR PUBLIC DOLLARS ANTI RE — INTO RENEWABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY. WE WANT TO RETROFIT EVERY HOME AND EVERY BUILDING. THESE ARE GREAT JOBS FOR PEOPLE. THE FOLKS THAT SELL THESE EQUIPMENT. IT WILL RECREATE JOBS IN COMMUNITIES. IT WILL SAVE FAMILIES MONEY, REDUCE EMISSIONS, AND DO OUR PART TO CREATING AN ECONOMY THAT SHIFTS FROM BEING ONE THAT PRODUCES TOO MANY ONGOING EMISSIONS TO ONE THAT REDUCING EMISSIONS. WE WANT TO ELECTRICITY TRANSPORTATION. >>Question: YOU WERE ASKED ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE EARLIER, AND YOU’VE BEEN OPEN ABOUT HOW A NEW NDP GOVERNMENT WHO PUT THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS IN PLACE TO ALLOW MUNICIPALITIES TO BAN HANDGUNS. IF YOU FORMED GOVERNMENT, WOULD YOU REACH OUT TO MUNICIPALITIES INCLUDING THOSE WHO ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THE HANDGUN BAN TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO SO. >>THERE ARE A NUMBER OF MUNICIPALITIES THAT HAVE ASKED FOR THIS POWER. OUR FIRST STEP WOULD BE IS TO ENSURE THOSE COMMUNITIES CAN DO SO. THE SECOND STEP I’VE INDICATED IN A LETTER I SENT TO THE PRIME MINISTER OVER A YEAR AGO IS WE HAVE TO WORK ON THE ROOT CAUSE. IT’S VERY COMPLEX, BUT WE KNOW FROM EXPERTS ON THE GROUND, COMMUNITIES THAT ARE IMPACTED BY VIOLENCE, THEY KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE INVEST IN A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. INVEST IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING. MAKE SURE THERE’S GOOD JOBS FOR PEOPLE. WAYS TO GET EDUCATED. THAT THE FEAR AND WORRY OF THE FUTURE IS REPLACED BY HOPE AND OPTIMISM. THESE ARE SOME OF THE STEPS WE CAN TAKE, BUT WE HAVE TO FOLLOW THROUGH. IT’S NOT ENOUGH JUST TO PROVIDE THE LAWS. WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE ROOT CAUSES AND HOW WE CAN SOLVE THOSE AS WELL. >>Question: I JUST WANTED TO ASK YOU IF YOU COULD BE MORE SPECIFIC ON YOUR PHARMACARE PLAN. WHAT IT COVERS, HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST. IS EVERYTHING COVERED?>>BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION. I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE QUESTION BECAUSE TO ME THIS IS A SIGNATURE PIECE OF WHAT WE BELIEVE IN. AND IT REALLY SPEAKS TO OUR PRIORITIES. THE FACT THAT WE KNOW PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING WITH THE COST OF MEDICATION, AND LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES ARE NOT GOING TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM. WE ARE COMMITTED TO IT. THE PLAN WILL BE THE FOLLOWING. EVERY PROVINCE RIGHT NOW SPENDS MONEY ON PURCHASING MEDICATION. IF YOU’RE IN THE HOSPITAL, MOST OF YOUR MEDICATION IS COVERED. EVERY PROVINCE IS ALREADY SPENDING A BUDGET ON MEDICATION. WHAT WE’RE PROPOSING IS WE WOULD SIT DOWN WITH EACH PROVINCE AND SAY, THE EXACT AMOUNT YOU’RE CURRENTLY SETTING, WE’RE GOING TO PUT IN $9 BILLION FEDERALLY. WHEN WE PUT THE BUYING POWER OF 37 MILLION CANADIANS TOGETHER, WE CAN COVER EVERY SINGLE CANADIAN. THE PRIME WOULD BE DELIVERED STILL PROVINCIALLY. WE WOULD BULK BUY AND NEGOTIATE IN BULK TO MAKE SURE THE PRICES ARE LOWER. IT WOULD SAVE ABOUT $4.2 BILLION FEDERALLY AS THE PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICER HAS INDICATED. AND WHAT DRUGS WOULD BE COVERED? WE WOULD USE EXAMPLES AROUND THE WORLD OF THE BROADEST FORMULA POSSIBLE. WE’VE TALKED TO PEOPLE LIVING WITH DIABETES. EVERYTHING THEY NEED WOULD BE INCLUDED. AND WE LOOK AT OTHER JURISDICTIONS WHERE THIS HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE. WE WANT IT TO COVER EVERYONE IN OUR COUNTRY, AND THIS TRULY MEANS THAT WITHIN ONE YEAR OF OUR PLAN, WE PUT THIS IN PLACE. IF YOU NEED MEDICATION OR A MEDICAL DEVICE IN OUR COUNTRY, YOU CAN USE YOUR HEALTH CARD, NOT YOUR CREDIT CARD. [ Applause ]>>Question: I CAME BACK. >>I’M NOT SURPRISED. >>Question: I KNOW. HAS MR. TRUDEAU REACHED OUT TO YOU? YESTERDAY HE SAID THAT HE SPOKE WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE HE MAY HAVE OFFENDED. HE WANTED TO APOLOGIZE. AS THE FIRST NONWHITE LEADER OF A FEDERAL POLITICAL PARTY, DO YOU THINK HE SHOULD REACH OUT TO YOU?>>HE HAS REACHED OUT. HIS OFFICE HAS REACHED OUT TO MY OFFICE.>>Voice of Translator: TELL ME, WHAT CONTACT HAVE YOU HAD WITH MR. TRUDEAU RECENTLY, AND WHAT WAS THE CONTENT OF THE CONVERSATIONS?>>HIS OFFICE HAS CONTACTED MY OFFICE, AND IT WAS MENTIONED THAT HE WANTED TO SPEAK.>>Question: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY TO HIM?>>WELL, WE HAD A PRIVATE CONVERSATION. [End of Translation]>>IT WILL BE A PRIVATE CONVERSATION. I DIDN’T REACH OUT TO HIM. HE REACHED OUT. HIS OFFICE REACHED OUT, AND I SAID I’M OPEN TO A PRIVATE CONVERSATION.>>Question: MR. SINGH, BACK ON IMMIGRATION. I HEARD YOU TALK ABOUT THE LACK OF RESOURCES AT THE BORDERS AS A PROBLEM. CAN YOU SAY EXACTLY WHEN A NDP GOVERNMENT WOULD DO TO SECURE THE BORDER?>>IN GENERAL, WHAT WE’VE SEEN OVER THE YEARS — IF WE TAKE A STEP BACK FROM THE HARPER YEARS MOVING ONWARD, THERE’S A MASSIVE CUT IN PUBLIC SERVICE. THAT’S MEANT REDUCTION IN TRAIN SECURITIES TO CUSTOM OFFICERS, STAFFING REDUCTIONS, AND ALL OF THAT HAS CAUSED THE SITUATION WE’RE IN RIGHT NOW. WE NEED TO PUT IN THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS, HIRE THE RIGHT NUMBER OF STAFF TO BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH THE CONCERNS WE’RE DEALING WITH. >>Question: WHAT MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO COMBAT EXTREMIST VIEWS IN CANADA?>>THIS IS A REAL PROBLEM. AND WE’RE PARTICULARLY SEEING THE RISE OF HATEFUL AND DIVISIVE RHETORIC THAT’S CREATING AN INCREASE IN HATE CRIME. AND THOSE HATE CRIMES ARE TARGETING MARGINALIZED PEOPLE. WE’RE SEEING IT PASSED ON TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY, MUSLIM COMMUNITY, SIKHS, HINDU, AND ALL MINORITY COMMUNITIES. WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS MAKE SURE WE HAVE A RECOGNITION OF THIS. SOME OF THE HATE LAWS THAT EXIST, CRIMINAL HATE LAWS, AREN’T SPECIFIC ENOUGH TO ALLOW FOR THIS TYPE OF HATEFUL RHETORIC THAT’S BEING SEEN TO BE DEFINED AS A CRIMINAL ACT. WHEN WE LOOK AT HATEFUL RHETORIC, WHEN PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE, WHEN THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT FINDING A PLACE TO CALL HOME AND MAKING ENDS MEET, IT’S EASY FOR SOMEONE TO COME AROUND WHEN THEY CAN’T AFFORD MEDICATION. IT’S EASY FOR SOMEONE TO COME AROUND AND SAY THE REASON YOU CAN’T PAY THE BILLS IS BECAUSE OF THIS NEW IMMIGRANT. BECAUSE OF THIS NEW REFUGEE. IT’S EASY TO BE EXPLOITED BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE WORRIED, THEY ARE AFRAID. AND PEOPLE ARE RIGHT TO BE WORRIED AND AFRAID. BUT THE PROBLEM IS BECAUSE CONSERVATIVE AND LIBERAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE CHOSEN TO MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR THE RICH AND HARDER FOR EVERYONE ELSE. LAST YEAR, THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT CUT TAXES EFFECTIVELY, BUT THEY GAVE AWAY $14 BILLION TO THE WEALTHIEST CORPORATIONS TO BUY CORPORATE JETS AND LIMOUSINES. $12 MILLION TO A MULTIBILLIONAIRE CORPORATION TO BUY FRIDGES. WHAT THEY’RE DOING IS HELPING OUT THE POWERFUL, AND THAT HURTS EVERYONE ELSE. WE ARE GOING TO BE FIGHTING FOR PEOPLE. WE’RE IN IT FOR YOU. WE’RE IN IT FOR PEOPLE. WE’RE GOING TO MAKE SURE THEIR LIVES ARE BETTER. >>Question: A FOLLOW UP ON PHARMACARE. PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT AMERICANS COMING OVER. WHAT WOULD YOUR GOVERNMENT DO TO ENSURE CANADIANS WOULD HAVE A FULL SUPPLY OF DRUGS AND THAT THERE WOULD NOT BE A SHORTAGE. >>YOU RAISE A VERY GOOD QUESTION. AND BEING A BORDER TOWN, THAT IS WHERE THIS CONCERN HAS COME TO LIGHT. FIRST OFF, WITH OUR PLAN TO NEGOTIATE BETTER PRICES AND BETTER QUANTITIES, THERE WOULD NOT BE A DRUG SHORTAGE. IN FACT, IT WOULD INCREASE ACCESS TO MEDICATION. WITH RESPECT TO THE BORDER CROSSING, THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE TO LOOK AT. FIGURE OUT WHAT THE STRATEGY IS TO MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT JEOPARDIZING SUPPLY FOR CANADIANS. THERE ARE MILLIONS OF CANADIANS WITH NO ACCESS TO MEDICATION. OUR PHARMACARE PLAN WOULD ENSURE CANADIANS HAVE ACCESS AND THAT THEY COULD USE THEIR HEALTH CARD TO GET ACCESS TO MEDICATION AND MEDICAL DEVICES. AND THEN WE WOULD LOOK AT SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS AS IT ARISES WHEN IT COMES TO CROSS BORDER SHOPPING FOR MEDICATION.>>Voice of Translator: PEOPLE SEEM TO BE READY TO GENERALLY FORGIVE MR. TRUDEAU FOR HIS FILM AND HIS PHOTOS GOING BACK A NUMBER OF YEARS. IF PEOPLE DO FORGIVE HIM, THEY WILL VOTE FOR HIM. IF THEY DON’T, THEY’LL VOTE FOR YOU OR MR. SCHEER. HOW DO YOU TELL PEOPLE THAT BECAUSE OF WHAT MR. TRUDEAU HAS DONE, VOTE FOR ME. HOW CAN YOU GET SOMETHING OUT OF THIS?>>WELL, REALLY THE ADVANTAGE I OFFER IS TO HELP PEOPLE. THE FACT THAT MR. TRUDEAU LAUGHS AT PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN RACIALIZED, AND HE CONTINUES TO SUPPORT LEGISLATION WHICH CONTINUES THE INJUSTICE MINORITIES FACE. HE LAUGHS AT INDIGENOUS ACTIVISTS. TODAY WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PHARMACARE. IF THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT TALKS ABOUT THE — REDUCING THE COST OF DRUGS, BUT THEY HAVEN’T DONE IT. THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THE PRIORITIES OF THE AVERAGE PERSON IN THE STREETS. THE WORKERS. THERE ARE TWO MR. TRUDEAUS. MR. TRUDEAU’S SPEECH IN PUBLIC. MR. TRUDEAU’S SPEECH IN PRIVATE. WHAT WE’VE SEEN ABOUT MR. TRUDEAU’S SPEECH IN PRIVATE, (INAUDIBLE). THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MERCI. [End of Translation]>>Peter: PETER VAN LOAN LEAVING THIS CAMPAIGN EVENT WITH JAGMEET SINGH IN THE WINDSOR AREA WHERE HE’S NOW SAYING THE PRIME MINISTER HAS REACHED OUT TO HIM TO SET

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