Left Politics, History and Culture

Jagmeet Singh's transformative new deal

Youtuber Christo Aivalis on the 2019 NDP election platform
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Last week NDP leader Jagmeet Singh released the New Deal for the People (NDP), an agenda that builds on the party's recent Green New Deal announcement by offering a plan to fight for social, economic, and environmental justice.

Specifically, the New Deal outlines a plan for head to toe medical coverage, including dental, visual, and pharmacare, all paid for through a bold plan to raise taxes on the rich through capital gains increases and the imposition of a wealth tax of 1% on those with 20 million or more.

In this video from his popular Youtube channel, academic Christo Availis explains why this bold vision for Canada builds on the dream of Tommy Douglas.

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