The following motion will be debated in the House of Commons on Thursday, November 5, 2020. The debate on the motion should be at about 11:00 am AST and Leah Gazan’s speech is at 2:40 pm AST.
Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That, given that since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian billionaires are $37 billion richer while the most vulnerable are struggling, the House calls upon the government to put in place a new one percent tax on wealth over $20 million and an excess profit tax on big corporations that have been profiteering from the pandemic, and to re-invest the billions of dollars recouped from these measures to: (a) expand income security programs to ensure all individuals residing in Canada have a guaranteed livable basic income; (b) expand health care, including by putting in place a national dental care program and a universal, single-payer, public pharmacare program; and (c) meaningfully implement the right to housing with the full plan set out in the Recovery for All campaign and immediately fund a “For Indigenous, By Indigenous” urban, rural and Northern housing strategy delivered by Indigenous housing providers.
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