The festivities marking the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation are in full swing and there are many reasons for Canadians to celebrate.
As New Democrats, we should be particularly proud of the contributions we have made to Canada and to our province.
The very hallmarks of Canadian identity – universal health care, publicly funded pensions, employment insurance and other social safety nets – all trace their origins to our party.
In New Brunswick, that commitment to creating a fairer and inclusive society has been demonstrated by past NDP leaders and legislators like Elizabeth Weir, George Little and Robert Hall.
But our nation is far from perfect. Too many in Canada have been excluded from the country’s prosperity, especially indigenous communities and low-income Canadians. In New Brunswick, literacy levels are low and one in five children live in poverty.
For New Democrats, the nation-building is far from over.
Will you help us in our fight to build a province where everyone has reason to celebrate Canada 150?
If so, I’m hoping you will make a one-time donation of $1,500, $150 or $15 to the New Brunswick NDP today.
You can donate online at http://www.nbndp.ca/donate/ or by mailing a cheque payable to the New Brunswick NDP to: 924 Prospect Street, Suite #2, Fredericton, NB, E3B 2T9.