091519 Bob Chamberlin energized a standing room-only crowd ready to propel him to be the next Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Ladysmith.
"I remember the struggles I faced as a single dad raising my son in Nanaimo, constantly worrying about
balancing work with parenting and worrying about rent, bills and putting food on the table. Even though I struggled, things were so much more affordable back then, especially housing,” said Bob Chamberlin. “I decided to put my name forward to be
the NDP candidate for Nanaimo-Ladysmith because we need a federal government that cares about the struggles of everyday people and makes serious investments in things like housing.”
The NDP is the only party fully committed to addressing this
issue with a commitment to the creation of 500,000 more affordable, quality, energy-efficient housing units, including co-op housing over the next 10 years. This major investment will create 1,400 new units of affordable housing in Nanaimo-Ladysmith.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has also committed to making everyday costs more affordable for Canadians, starting with capping cell phone and internet billing.
“We know that Canadians rely on cellphones and access to the internet in their
day to day lives. But these essential services are becoming more expensive and less reliable,” said Singh. “Canadians pay some of the highest prices for mobile wireless and broadband subscriptions. Telecom companies are making billions of dollars
on the backs of Canadian families. It doesn’t have to be this way.”
Bob Chamberlin is committed to improving telecommunication services and making them more affordable for everyone. The NDP plain will introduce a price cap to
ensure every Canadian saves money on their bill, well establish a Telecom Consumers’’ Bill of Rights, and will put an end to the egregious and outrageous sales and services practices of the telecom companies to protect Canadians.
15 years as a First Nations leader, Bob Chamberlin has been at the forefront of every major environmental issue in BC. The NDP has committed to ending all subsidies to the fossil fuel industry and to invest in a just transition to sustainable energy and an
economy that works for everyone.
“Protecting our land and our waters is what I have always done,” said Chamberlin. “I have stood up to pipelines and tankers and was instrumental in establishing the agreement to remove fish farms from
wild salmon migration routes in the Broughton Archipelago. Unlike other candidates, I haven’t been talking about protecting our environment or filming it from the sidelines, I have been making real progress to save our future.”