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Jagmeet Singh Says NDP Open To Voting Against Throne Speech If It Doesn’t Address Issues Like Dental Care

November 15, 2019
by CBC News


NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his party could vote against the upcoming throne speech if it doesn’t offer commitments to parts of the party’s platform, including a universal pharmacare plan.

“We are absolutely open to voting against the throne speech if it doesn’t include some of the priorities we know Canadians need,” he told reporters this afternoon.

“We’re not putting forward any red lines but I am prepared to vote against it if it doesn’t respect the values that we have as a party.”

Parliament is set to convene on Dec. 5, when MPs will elect a House Speaker and the Liberals will present a throne speech outlining the government’s priorities for the session.

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