NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh talks jobs in Oshawa
Federal New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh stopped by Oshawa on Saturday morning to speak about keeping jobs in the province.
He spoke in front of the GM Assembly on Park Road South, which is slated to wind down production by the end of the year.
“Workers should never, ever feel abandoned by their government,” said Singh. “The Liberals and Conservatives have left workers in Oshawa on their own to deal with these devastating job cuts.”
He said the NDP would fight “to make sure that we’re building the cars of the future right here in Ontario.”
Singh promised to set up a National Automotive Strategy to help attract investment in the sector.
He also mentioned the NDP plan to start a $300-million Auto Innovation Fund and update government vehicles to Canadian-made, zero emission vehicles.
Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was also spending Saturday in Ontario.
He’s endorsing a Conservative candidate in the Ottawa-area Carleton riding.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in his home province of Quebec, after speaking at a rally in Montreal on Friday.
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is in Salt Spring Island, B.C. visiting the island’s fall fair.
Photo courtesy of @Jagmeetsingh on Instagram