Jagmeet Singh


  • Member of Provincial Parliament of Ontario for Bramalea—Gore—Malton since 2011
  • ONDP critic for the Attorney General of Ontario and for the Consumer Services
  • Deputy House Leader of the ONDP
  • Member of the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Former criminal defence lawyer
  • Bachelor of Science in biology from University of Western Ontario
  • Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School
  • 38 years old

Labour Policy

  • Implement a $15/hour, indexed to inflation, minimum wage for federal employees
  • Revise and update the Canadian Labour Code with specific emphasis on contract/temp work, pay/benefit inequality, and unions
  • Eliminate unpaid internships under federal jurisdiction and ensure that temp workers under federal jurisdiction receive the same wages, benefits, and working conditions as permanent full-time workers doing comparable work
  • Require temporary workers be made permanent employees after working a cumulative total of six months
  • Reinstate the fair wages and hours of labour act
  • Create a Community Benefits Agreements framework for federal infrastructure projects to provide communities accountability, enforceable targets, and what those communities see as benefits

Anti-poverty Policy

  • Introduce the Working Canadian Guarantee, an income-tested wage subsidy for workers, that will triple support for low income workers working full-time on minimum wage
  • Combine existing seniors’ benefits (OAS, GIS, AC, PIC) into a single, income-tested benefit called the Canada Seniors Guarantee
  • Introduce an income-tested, non-taxable basic income for Canadians with severe disabilities called the Canadians with Disabilities Guarantee

Tax Policy

  • Introduce two new tax brackets for high income earners. The first will be 2% higher than the existing marginal rate on incomes greater than $350,000 and less than $500,000. The second will be 4% higher than the existing marginal rate (and 2% higher than the aforementioned rate) on incomes greater than $500,000
  • Increase the capital gains inclusion rate from 50% to 75%
  • Introduce an estate tax of 40% on assets greater than $4 million with exemptions on primary residences
  • Increase the Corporate Income Tax rate from 15% to 19.5%
  • End corporate perks such as tax write-offs for luxuries like box seat tickets
  • Crack down on tax evasion
  • Create a Tax Fairness Commission

Environmental Policy

  • Reduce carbon emissions to 30% of 2005 levels by 2025
  • Create a National Public Transit Strategy to help reduce congestion
  • Phase out coal by 2030
  • Reduce methane emissions
  • Create a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) agenda that will introduce a levy on high emission vehicles, rebates on ZEVs, and investments in electric charging stations
  • Phase out fossil fuel subsidies and tax breaks for the fossil fuel industry by 2020
  • Invest in environmentally friendly infrastructure and build a renewable energy supergrid
  • Create an independent officer of parliament position called the Climate Change Action Officer
  • Empower the CESD to gather data from each province and territory on progress toward greenhouse gas emissions reductions and measure this progress against Federal-Provincial-Territorial targets every two years
  • Create a climate change action advisory group
  • Require publicly traded companies in Canada to have their public financial filings include information about climate related risks

Indigenous Policy

  • Respect the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
  • Oppose the Energy East and Kinder Morgan pipelines
  • Include indigenous people in forming government policy

LGTB+ Policy

  • Repeal the ban on blood, tissue and organ donation by men, and trans women, who have sex with men
  • Provide funding to improve access to proper health care for LGBT+ members and research on the specific health needs of LGBT+ individuals
  • Advocate for policy changes around non-medically necessary surgery at birth for babies born intersex to allow them to self-identify their gender at a later age
  • Allow applicants for federal IDs, such as passports, to self-declare their gender and include a non-binary option without requiring medical documentation or additional fees
  • Update the Secure Air Travel Act to remove the gender markers requirement and advocate for similar changes to be made internationally
  • Require LGBT+ competency training for CBSA and RCMP members
  • Update the census to include LGBT+ specific questions
  • Work with provinces to remove gender from provincial IDs
  • Ensure that provincial Child Welfare services do not place LBTG+ youth in homo- or trans- phobic placements
  • Create and fund an opt-in registry of foster homes that are safe for and trained to care for LGBT+ youth
  • Provide training to shelter and housing service providers in order to make these places safer spaces for LGBT+ youth
  • Prioritize the hiring of LGBT+ staff for shelters and transitional housing facilities
  • Add private bath and change rooms to all shelters and housing programs
  • End segregation of shelters and transitional housing facilities by sex or gender


For more information please visit: http://www.jagmeetsingh.ca/

One Reply to “Jagmeet Singh”

  1. His platform indicates that:
    Those working full-time on minimum wage will qualify for the Working Canadian Guarantee. Jagmeet’s plan will both expand the generosity of the WITB and slow its phase-out such that those working full-time for the minimum wage will be eligible for the Working Canadian Guarantee.

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