RETURN OF PARLIAMENT: ROMEO SAGANASH WILL DEFEND PUBLIC SERVICES CANADIANS RELY ON

Val-d’Or - As Parliament resumes in Ottawa, MP Romeo Saganash, Abitibi Baie-James Nunavik Eeyou, says he intends to defend the public services his constituents rely on.

“Our priority is to defend the interests of citizens that are working harder than ever to make ends meet,” said Saganash. “The Conservatives claim that public services like employment insurance, the public health system and Old Age Security are too costly, while they give billions of dollars in handouts to the oil industry in subsidies and tax breaks. It’s irresponsible.”

This fall, New Democrats will also continue holding the Conservatives accountable for the scandals and ethical lapses that plague their government.  

“We’re seeing Conservative ministers using taxpayers’ money to serve their own interests and a prime minister who has only one priority: to defend his good friends in high places,” said Romeo Saganash. “We must call the government to order, and that’s what I’ll do this fall.”

This fall, the NDP will continue to oppose the Conservatives’ reckless choices and defend tooth and nail the public services that define our nation,” concluded the MP.

More and more progressives are uniting behind Tom Mulcair and the New Democrats to defeat Stephen Harper’s Conservatives in 2015 and build a Canada where no one is left behind.