Jagmeet Singh Says A Deal On Paid Sick Leave Was Reached & It Could Mean No Fall Election
He is very happy with the results.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced today that his party and the Liberals had reached an agreement onpolicy.
During a September 25 press conference, Singh confirmed that both parties had reached a consensus after negotiations.
The proposed legislation will include paid sick leave that will help millions of Canadians.
The NDP leader noted that due to parliamentary privilege, he could not disclose specifics of the deal, except to say that the new legislation would help millions of Canadians rather than just thousands.
Singh also said that the negotiations kept the Liberals from cutting the, keeping it at $500 a week rather than $400.
Liberal House Leader Pablo Rodriquez confirmed in a tweet that the parties had reached an agreement, though he did not offer any specific details.
Following, Singh had said that these two demands would need to be met for the Liberal party to earn support from the NDP.
During the press conference, he noted that as long as all the same elements are in the bill when it reaches parliament, then they will support the throne speech.
This would mean that the country could avoiddue to a non-confidence vote.