NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on federal budget, COVID-19 situation in Ontario – April 21, 2021
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with reporters on Parliament Hill following the weekly meeting of his party’s caucus. He discusses the federal budget, facing questions on how his party will vote on amendments proposed by the Bloc Québécois and the Conservatives, and on the main budget motion. The NDP leader also repeats his call for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to invoke the Emergencies Act in Ontario in response to the dire COVID-19 situation in that province. Singh is scheduled to receive his first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine later in the day, making him Canada’s first federal party leader to be vaccinated against COVID-19.