Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair held a rally in Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver where he discussed his party’s platform, in particular where senior citizens are concerned.
He said the NDP would work with the provinces to strengthen the Canada Pension Plan, since the population of seniors in the country is set to double over the next 25 years.
“We’re also going to defend the pensions that Canadians have been promised,” he said in the rally.
“New democrats will protect pension income splitting and provide increased flexibility for retirement income fund withdrawals.”
Mulcair said he planned on lifting 200,000 seniors out of poverty through an increase to the guaranteed income supplement.
He also took shots and both Harper’s Conservative government and Trudeau’s Liberals, saying the Conservatives have put the country into a deficit and the Liberals would not balance the budget, whereas that’s a priority for the NDP.
It was announced today that Canada is not in a deficit and has a nearly two billion dollar surplus for the first time in eight years.
Below are 10 photos of Mulcair’s rally at Jack Poole Plaza that attracted a crowd of thousands.
Change is in the air today #fightforchange #tommulcair #ndp A photo posted by Dont follow to unfollow (@lolaqphotography) on
The #wind of #change was blowing this morning in #vancouver #canadaplace #orangewave #ndp #npd #mulcair #vancouverrally #elections A photo posted by Maximilien Azorin (@maxazorin) on
Over 3000 people turned out in Downtown Vancouver for NDP’s “Rally for Change”. Lots of interesting things said. I wish I could vote but if you are able to vote I beg you PLEASE vote. You don’t have to vote NDP, I’m just asking you vote against Stephen Harper, he has had his time and really messed things up & make some dubious decisions as PM. Your vote counts. #Canada #Elections #TM4PM #NDP #GetRidOfHarper #TomMulcair #StephenHarperSucks #ReadyForChange #RallyForChange #Vancouver #CanadaPlace #CA #MiraOreck #VancouverGranville #Granville #PM #PrimeMinister A photo posted by Ant Gawler (@mosherajg) on
— George Smith (@GeorgeNDP) September 13, 2015
— Brian Gardiner (@BrianLGardiner) September 13, 2015
Selfie with the next Prime Minister of Canada ✌ #tm4pm #elxn42 #ndp A photo posted by Katerina Cvitkovich (@katerinacvitkovich) on