Over­view of the NDP’s track record in the House of Com­mons:

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The NDP suc­ceeded in: Re­duc­ing tax rates for SMEs Re­mov­ing the tax on fem­i­nine hy­giene prod­ucts Elim­i­nat­ing mail­ing charges for bank state­ments Can­celling plans to build the Ca­couna oil ter­mi­nal in a crit­i­cal bel­uga habi­tat Ban­ning prod­ucts with plas­tic mi­crobeads, which en­dan­ger ecosys­tems Get­ting the gov­ern­ment to phase out the use of DOT-111 tank cars to trans­port haz­ardous prod­ucts Can­celling a wind­farm pro­ject on the Ver­mont bor­der close to Stanstead Ob­tain­ing com­pen­sa­tion for thalido­mide vic­tims In­tro­duc­ing a plan to pre­vent drug short­ages Pre­serv­ing the term “ice wine” for prod­ucts from the re­gion Pre­serv­ing the name of the Cham­plain Bridge Ob­tain­ing two more years of fund­ing for the Mont Mé­gan­tic Ob­ser­va­tory

The NDP op­posed: Em­ploy­ment in­sur­ance re­form In­come split­ting, which ben­e­fits the wealthy Elim­i­nat­ing sup­ply man­age­ment as part of the Trans-Pa­cific Part­ner­ship ne­go­ti­a­tions Can­cel­la­tion of the tax credit for labour-spon­sored funds Dis­man­tling the en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment process Canada’s with­drawal from the Ky­oto Pro­to­col Cuts to CBC/Ra­dio-Canada Chang­ing the name of the Mu­seum of Civ­i­liza­tion Cuts to Canada Post ser­vices, mail de­liv­ery and busi­ness hours Scrap­ping the Com­mu­nity Ac­cess Pro­gram, which pro­vides ac­cess to the In­ter­net Cuts to in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ment as­sis­tance and the cor­po­ra­ti­za­tion of aid The dis­man­tling of Rights and Democ­racy Mil­i­tary in­ter­ven­tion in Iraq and Syria Muz­zling sci­en­tists The de­struc­tion of Que­bec data in the gun reg­istry Bill C-51, which at­tacks our rights and free­doms in the name of se­cu­rity

The NDP is call­ing for: So­cial and co­op­er­a­tive hous­ing agree­ments to be re­newed Public pen­sion plans to be pro­tected and in­creased $130 mil­lion in fund­ing for Que­bec to be put to use rather than left with Canada Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment for Que­bec Re­gions Rail­way safety rules to be tight­ened up fol­low­ing the Lac-Mé­gan­tic tragedy In­creased bor­der sur­veil­lance and ad­e­quate fund­ing for the Canada Bor­der Ser­vices Agency Canada to ac­cept more Syr­ian refugees In­creased ef­forts to se­cure the re­lease of Raif Badawi The Nutri­tion North pro­gram to be en­hanced The re­tire­ment age to be re­stored to 65 The can­ce­la­tion of em­ploy­ment in­sur­ance re­forms that pe­nal­ize work­ers A fed­eral min­i­mum wage of $15 an hour The tax credit for labour-spon­sored funds to be re­in­stated An ad­di­tional $1.5 bil­lion in trans­fers to mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties A tax credit to help SMEs cre­ate jobs A tax credit to en­cour­age in­vest­ment in ma­chin­ery and equip­ment A tax credit for mi­cro-brew­eries Cor­po­rate taxes to be in­creased $36 bil­lion in health-care fund­ing Canada Post to re­store home mail de­liv­ery The can­ce­la­tion of Bill C-51, which at­tacks our rights and free­doms A plan to re­form our demo­cratic in­sti­tu­tions and the elec­toral process Cer­ti­fied se­cu­rity con­trol ser­vices for re­gional air­ports like the one in Sher­brooke An in­quiry into miss­ing and mur­dered in­dige­nous women The cre­ation of a depart­ment of ur­ban af­fairs

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