On Monday, March 8, International Women's Day, Jagmeet Singh took to Twitter to demand a feminist COVID-19 recovery plan.
In a series of tweets, the NDP leader wrote, "Our recovery must be a feminist one that advances gender equity along with racial, Indigenous, economic, social and environmental justice."
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On #InternationalWomensDay - We can #ChooseToChallenge the inequities magnified by the pandemic. Our recovery must… https://t.co/8WzxNSQT4u— Jagmeet Singh (@Jagmeet Singh)1615226251.0
He continued to say that women are facing the highest unemployment rates and that businesses owned by women "are taking twice as long to recover."
Singh also noted that "domestic violence against women is on the rise," finishing by saying, "Justin Trudeau must to better."
Next, the politician dropped the link to a petition that calls for Trudeau to implement the NDP's recovery plan that focuses on affordable and universal childcare, "establishing a comprehensive, plan to address violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA People," and an action plan to end gender-based violence.
The plan includes paid leave for individuals dealing with family and domestic violence.
Singh asks that Canadians add their name to his petition, which is "challenging systems and structures that have created imbalances in pursuit of gender equity in Canada."