Question: Canadians and foreign travelers should be required to show proof of vaccination when crossing the border or attending public gatherings.
The NDP has routinely promoted vaccination passports as a means of returning to normal. According to Jagmeet Singh, the NDP Leader, “If Justin Trudeau really wants to protect Canadians, he needs to set real deadlines for vaccine passports and mandatory vaccinations for federal industries,” said Jagmeet. “The timelines I’m calling for are aggressive but doable. Canadians deserve more than Justin Trudeau’s empty talk. They deserve real action to keep them safe.”
Question: Vaccination against COVID-19 should be mandatory.
As previously stated, the NDP Leader has not only stated that he wants vaccines to be mandatory for federal workers but wants them imposed on said workers even sooner than the Liberal Party.
Question: Masks should be required on airplanes or in public spaces.
The NDP has consistently promoted mask mandates in both airplanes and public spaces.
Question: The Canada/US border has been closed for too long.
The NDP has said that the border’s reopening is less of a priority than managing case numbers, and that if it needs to be closed, then so be it. There has also been no plan put forth which outlines a quick reopening path.
Question: I am concerned that social media giants have become a growing threat to freedom of speech during the pandemic.
There is little to no evidence that members of the NDP have shown any concern over the growing threat to freedom of speech during the pandemic.
Question: The federal government has appropriately responded to the pandemic.
The NDP has only critiqued the extent to which measures are being enforced, not that some measures may go too far. Thus, it is reasonable to assume that members of the NDP are largely supportive of the federal government’s actions, but would like to see them more radical.