ALISON COFFIN UNVEILS NDP PLATFORM THAT PUTS PEOPLE FIRST
Priorities include fixing healthcare staffing shortages, increasing minimum wage to $15,
closing the gender wage gap, making post-secondary education affordable, creating a
regional public transit system, and democratic reform.
CORNER BROOK, NL – Today, NL NDP Leader Alison Coffin unveiled the NDP
election platform to build a better Newfoundland and Labrador. Coffin said people are at the centre of the NDP platform.
“The NDP offers a better choice for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a
choice that puts people first in every section of our vision,” said Coffin. “We cannot deny ourselves a better future when we know we can achieve a fairer and more just society
where no one is left behind.”
The platform promises to work for the people of the province by making everyday life
more affordable and improving health care and seniors care. The NDP plan focuses on allocating investments in the services that people depend on like child care, post-
secondary education, and removing the age cut off for insulin pumps for all people with
type 1 diabetes.
“The Liberal budget failed to fix the healthcare staffing shortages and people are paying
the heavy price,” added Coffin. “The Tories will cut in healthcare and there is nothing
progressive about that. The NDP plan puts the health and well being of people first.”
The NDP will also invest in a sustainable economy and take concrete measures to
protect the environment. This includes creating a Green Fund to support local
businesses, social enterprises, and community organizations who are pursuing green
and sustainable economic development initiatives.
“Too many people leave the province in search of job opportunities. It is heartbreaking,”
said Coffin. “How we manage and take care of our natural resources determines the
economic and social well-being of the province. We can do better.”
The NDP platform also focuses on fixing politics and government by stopping
giveaways to big profitable corporations, patronage appointments, and back room
deals. Coffin says that the NDP is committed to democratic reform to make sure every
vote counts in elections.
“Liberals give tax breaks worth tens of millions to big businesses instead of investing in
the basic services that people so desperately need,” said Coffin. “It is time to break this
cycle and put people first by ensuring proper, transparent oversight and make
government accountable to the people of the province.”
“Every New Democrat elected to the House of Assembly means one more voice for the
priorities that keep people awake at night,” added Coffin. “We will fight for a living wage,
for a stronger democracy and for better access to healthcare. This is what people count
on. This is what we will deliver.”
For more information please contact the NL NDP Campaign Communications Team by phone 709-746-7455 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org