Jagmeet Singh Embarks on Tour of NWT, Yukon
The leader of the federal NDP is heading north to visit Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
Singh will meet with Tłı̨chǫ Region Chiefs in addition to Yellowknife's Farmers Market
at Somba K'e Civic Plaza, before a meet and greet at Yellowknife's Rotary Centennial Park.
He is also set to meet Premier Caroline Cochrane about the issue.
"I expect he will call on the federal government to increase transfer payments to the provinces and territories so that they can address the shortcomings and the capacity issues to be able to deliver health-care and make it readily available to people who need it,"said Shane Pike, president of the Northwest Territories federal NDP.
"We have tried to get Jagmeet up here earlier," Pike said, adding, "logistically, that's been difficult in the last couple of years with COVID. This tour is primarily a listening tour. He wants to get acquainted with the people from the Northwest Territories and learn what the issues are," Pike said.
"Jagmeet wants to hear from N.W.T. residents. He wants to understand what their issues are and what their ideas are, and how to fix some of the challenges that they're faced with."