September 18, 2019
  • 9:12 am What’s the Difference between Catholics and Christians? (in 6 minutes)
  • 9:12 am 10 Surprising Similarities With Islam and Christianity
  • 9:12 am Jagmeet Singh makes health-care announcement in Brampton, Ont.
  • 9:12 am The plight of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan
  • 9:12 am Luke Islam “Never Enough” AGT 2019 Reaction
Jagmeet Singh makes telecoms announcement in Toronto


MUCH, MAE, HAVING SOMEONE LIKE YOU AN ADVOCATE FOUGHT HARD FOR COMMUNITIES, READING YOUR BIOON HELPING FILIPINO WOMEN IN MONTREAL AND STARTING AN ORGANIZATION AS A LAWYER AND A POWERFUL VOICE HERE IN BEACHES-EAST YORK. I’M THE PEOPLE WILL BE WELL SERVED AS HAVING YOU AS THEIR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. SO FRIEND WE’RE HERE TO TALK ABOUT CELL PHONE BILLS AND THIS PROBABLY IS ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING BILLS THAT PEOPLE PAY FOR, CELL PHONE AND INTERNET. AND THERE’S A REASON WHY PEOPLE ARE FRUSTRATED, WE ARE PAYING SOME OF THE HIGHEST BILLS IN THE WORLD WHEN WE TALK ABOUT INTERNET SERVICES. AND THERE’S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY. I LOOK AT WHY WE’RE PAYING SUCH HIGH BILLS AND IT’S BECAUSE GOVERNMENTS IN OTTAWA HAVE CONTINUED TO ALLOW THE POWERFUL, WEALTHIEST TO HAVE THINGS EASIER FOR THEM AND HARDER FOR EVERYONE ELSE. PEOPLE PAY THE PRICE. SO IF YOU LOOK AT TELECOMMUNICATIONS, IF YOU LOOK AT CELL PHONE BILLS AND INTERNET SERVICES, WELL, IT TURNS OUT FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS Mr. TRUDEAU’S GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN LOBBIED OVER 565 TIMES BY TELECOMMUNICATION LOBBYISTS AND, AS A RESULT, WHAT’S HAPPENED IS THEY’VE DRIVEN UP THE COST OF CELL PHONE AND INTERNET TO THE POINT THAT IT’S AMONGST THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD. SO WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT. THIS IS OUR PLAN, WE’D PUT IN PLACE A PRICE CAP ON THE AMOUNT CHARGED FOR CELL PHONE AND INTERNET BASED ON THE AVERAGE O.E.D.C. NATIONS AND WHAT THEY CHARGE FOR CELL PHONE AND INTERNET. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT OTHER NATIONS HAVE DONE AND IT’S EFFECTIVELY BROUGHT DOWN THE PRICE OF CELL PHONE SERVICES, IT’S GOING TO SAVE FAMILIES $250 ON AVERAGE BUT IT COULD A LOT MORE FOR OTHER FAMILIES THAT SPEND MORE. THIS IS GOING TO SAVE FAMILIES. ON TOP OF THAT WE HAVE OTHER MEASURES WE WANT TO N PLACE TRUE DATA PLANS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE ISN’T THROTTLING THAT WE SEE WITH THE FAKE UNLIMITED DATA PLANS. THIS IS SOMETHING WE’RE COMMITTED TO DOING. CELL PHONES ARE NOT A LUXURY, PEOPLE NEED ACCESS TO THE DATA SERVICES FOR SCHOOL, WORK, FOR ACCESS TO SERVICES LIKE HEALTH CARE IN SOME CASES, WE NEED ACCESS TO DATA. WE NEED ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE INTERNET. WE’RE GOING TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. WE’RE READY TO STAND UP TO THE LOBBYISTS. WE’RE IN THE AFRAID AND STAND UP AND MAKE SURE THESE FOLKS AREN’T STRESSED OUT BY THESE HIGH BILLS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. AGAIN, I WANT TO SAY CLEARLY WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT OUR PLAN. IT’S GOING TO PUT IN PLACE A PRICE CAP, ENSURE WE’VE GOT TRUE UNLIMITED DATA PLANS AND MAKE SURE PEOPLE CAN AFFORD THEIR BILLS AND HELP FAMILIES OUT THAT ARE FEELING THE SQUEEZE. WE’RE GOING TO HELP THEM OUT. BECAUSE WE’RE IN IT FOR PEOPLE. THANK YOU SO MUCH AND I’M READY TO ANSWER ANY OF WHY YOUR QUESTIONS.>>Question: [ INAUDIBLE ]>>FOR EXAMPLE, LET’S SAY YOU SET THE PRICE FOR $50. [ UNCLEAR ] FOR EXAMPLE BELL TELUS ROGERS MIGHT SEE THIS IS $50, WE’LL MAYBE THREE GIGABYTES AND — THEY MIGHT THROTTLE THAT SERVICE ALREADY. [ UNCLEAR ] 5G IS NOT GOING TO BE — [ UNCLEAR ] CAN YOU TELL ME HOW YOU WOULD SET THAT PRICE CAP. WHAT WOULD THAT MEAN.>>Jagmeet Singh: THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION. WHAT WE’RE PROPOSING IS NOT JUST A PRICE CAP BUT WE’LL USE THE C.R.T.C. TO MAKE SURE WE PUT IN PLACE — [ UNCLEAR ] A MANDATORY AFFORDABLE TRULY UNLIMITED DATA PLAN. THAT’S SOMETHING WE CAN ALSO DO IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PRICE CAP WE’LL DO A MANDATORY UNLIMITED DATA PLAN AND AFFORDABLE BASIC AFFORDABLE PLAN AS WELL THAT’S SOMETHING WE’LL IMPOSE AND JUST TO GIVE EVIDENCE OF THIS WORKS WE’VE SEEN IT WORK EFFECTIVELY IN AUSTRALIA. THEY PUT IN PLACE A PRICE CAP AND IT BROUGHT DOWN THE PRICE OF CELL PHONE BILLS AND IT CAN MAINTAIN THE HIGH-QUALITY OF SERVICE. IN AUSTRALIA THEY HAVE MASSIVE INVESTMENTS IN CELL PHONE INFRASTRUCTURE, THEY CONTINUE TO HAVE AMAZING SERVICES, HIGH SPEED AND THEY WERE ABLE TO BRING DOWN THE COST. THIS ALSO WORKED IN THE UNITED STATES AND IT BROUGHT DOWN THE COST OF CELL PHONE BILLS. SO IT WORKS AND IT DOESN’T RESULT IN LOSING INVESTMENTS NOR DOES IT RESULT IN LOSING SERVICE. WE’RE SEEN IT WORK IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS WHERE BOTH SERVICE AND ACCESS TO THE SERVICE AND INFRASTRUCTURE WENT UP AND THE PRICES WENT DOWN. THAT’S WHY WE’RE CONFIDENT THIS WILL WORK.>>Question: JUST A FOLLOW-UP ON THAT, WHAT ABOUT THE COMPETITION, THOUGH, IT SEEMS IF YOU’RE GOING TO SET A PRICE CAP YOU’RE REALLY MANIPULA THE MARKET ARTIFICIALLY WHEREAS THERE COULD BE OTHER SOLUTIONS TO ALLOW MORE COMPETITION ACCESS TO THE MARKET. THERE’S BEEN OTHER COMPLAINTS THAT THE CANADIAN MARKET IS RESTRICTIVE BECAUSE OF THE MAJOR PLAYERS THAT CONTROL MOST OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND PLANS. >>Jagmeet Singh: THIS IS SOMETHING I CARE ABOUT. SO NOT ONLY WILL WE PUT IN PLACE A PRICE CAP AND IT’S SHOWN TO WORK, IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT’S THE LOWEST THE PRICES NEED TO BE. PEOPLE CAN COMPETE AND GO EVEN LOWER. PRICE CAPS WORK. THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED FOR ARPERIOD OF TIME TO BRING DOWN THE COST OF THE SERVICE AND AFTERWARDS THEY CAN BE LIFTED. THE SECOND ADDITIONAL THING TO ANSWER THE QUESTION DIRECTLY IS RIGHT NOW IN CANADA THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT EACH CELL PHONE COMPY BUILDS CAN NOT BE USED BY COMPETITORS. WE WANT TO PUT IN PLACE REGULATIONS WHICH ARE COMPLETELY POSSIBLE UNDER C.R.T.C. WHICH WOULD ALLOW COMPETITORS TO USE THEIR INFRASTRUCTURE. WHEN YOU BUILD THESE ROADS, IF WE BUILD ROADS AND ONLY 1 COMPANY CAN DRIVE ON THE ROADS AND NO OTHER, THAT’S GOING TO MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR NEW COMPANIES TO COMPETE. IN THE STATES THE LAW IS YOU HAVE TO ALLOW OTHER COMPETITORS TO USE YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE. BY DOING THAT A LOW COST ENTRY CAN COME INTO THE MARKET AND COMPETE WITH THE HIGHER COST PROVIDERS AND DRIVE DOWN THE COST SIGNIFICANTLY SO WE’RE PROPOSING A WHOLE HOST OF MEASURES THAT WILL BRING DOWN THE COST OF CELL PHONES AND INTERPRET SERVICES, THIS IS A BOLD STEP FORWARD. WE NEED THE COURAGE TO TAKE THE BUG TELECOMMUNICATIONS.>>Queso (Inaudible) Mr. BAINES — [ UNCLEAR ] THAT ESSENTIALLY WHICH IS THE REASON WHY [ UNCLEAR ] THERE’S GOING TO BE A HEARING IN JANUARY 2020 SO HOW EXACTLY IS MAKING THAT WHAT YOU’RE SAYING WHAT ARE YOU DOING EXACTLY. >>Jagmeet Singh: TE NOW THAT’S NOT THE CASE. IT DOESN’T ALLOW FOR ALL NEW ENTRANTS TO COME INTO THE MARKET AND USE THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT’S CURRENTLY THERE. THEY HAVEN’T MOVED AHEAD WITH THAT. THEY SIGNALLED SOME INTENTION TO CONSIDER IT BUT THEVT THEY HAVEN’T DOESN’T. THEY HAVE BEEN IN POWER FOR FOUR YEARS AND THEY HAVE NOT CHANGED THE REGULATIONS SO AN IN YOU ENTRANT CAN COME INTO THE MARKET AND USE THE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE. THEY TALK ABOUT DOING IT NOW. THEY’RE GOING TO SAY A LOT OF NICE THINGS NOW BECAUSE IT’S AN ELECTION PERIOD BUT WHAT WE’VE SEEN IN THE PAST IS THEY PROMISE A LOT IN 2015 BUT DID THEY DELIVER ON IT. I ASK CANADIANS HOW CAN YOU TRUST THEM NOW. YOU CAN’T. WE BELIEVE IT’S POSSIBLE AND WE’VE GOT THE COURAGE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. >>Question: WHAT DO Y A BIG TE OUT A STATEMENT ADVANCE OF YOUR STATEMENT — [ UNCLEAR ]>>Jagmeet Singh: DOESN’T CHANGE THE FACT WE ARE PAYING WAY MORE THAN OTHER COUNTRIES. WE ARE AMONGST THE HIGHEST COST JURISDICTION IN THE WORLD FOR CELL PHONE SERVICES, YOU CAN ASK ANYONE WHO TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD IF YOU GO TO EUROPE OR SOUTH ASIA OR — SOME WILL SAY CANADA IS A BIG COUNTRY, IT’S GEOGRAPHICALLY SPREAD OUT AND THE POPULATIONS ARE IN SMALLER URBAN CENTERS, WELL AUSTRALIA IS VERY SIMILAR AND AUSTRALIA PAYS LITERALLY HALF THE PRICES WE PAY FOR ALL SERVICES WHETHER WE’RE TALKING DATA SERVICES OR FOR INTERNET SERVICES SO IT CAN BE DONE, IT’S BEEN DONE IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS, IT’S JUST A QUESTION OF CHOICES. DO WE CONTINUE TO CHOOSE GOVERNMENT LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES THAT MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR THE POWERFUL AND THE WEALTHY OR NDP WHO FIGHT FOR YOU AND FAMILIES AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AFFORDABLE PRICES. I’M CONFIDENT PEOPLE WILL CHOOSE US BECAUSE WE’RE IN IT [ SPEAKING FRENCH ] [ VOICE OF TRANSLAR HERE IS A FOLLOW-UP, THE TELECOMMUNICATION COMIES SAY WE’VE ALREADY STARTED TO LOWER PRICES WHY SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT INVOLVE ITSELF IN OUR MARKET. >>Jagmeet Singh: BECAUSE WE’RE PAYING THE HIGHEST PRICES AMONG THE HIGHEST PRICES FOR CELL AND INTERNET SERVICES IN THE WORLD. SO WHAT THEY’RE SAYING IS NOT HAVING THE IMPACT THAT WE REQUIRE. RIGHT NOW THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WE ARE THE MOST EXPENSIVE. THERE ARE OTHER COUNTRIES SUCH AS AUSTRALIA THAT HAVE A SIMILAR GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION TO CANADA, THEY PAY HALF OF WHAT CANADIANS PAY. SO WE CAN PUSH THE LARGE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANI TO HELP THE CITIZENS. WE HAVE THE POWER TO DO THAT AND AT THE NDP WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO ACT.>>Question: YOUR PROGRAM IMPOSES REDISTRIBUTIONS ON MARKETS AND ASKS COMPANIES TO DO THEIR SHARE TO INCREASE TAX RATES THAT ARE PAID. SO YOU’RE DOING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HERE TOAN ON BAY ST., YOU’RE GOING TO MEET PEOPLE CAN HE CANADIAN CLUB. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CONVINCE THEM YOU’RE NOT THE ENEMY. >>Jagmeet Singh: BECAUSE I THINK THAT AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE. WHEN YOU HAVE HUGE INEQUALITIES IN SOCIETY IT CREATES PROBLEMS FOR EVERYONE. WHAT WE’RE SUGGESTING IS THAT IF WE REALLY WANT TO HAVE A SOCIETY THAT’S MOVING AHEAD WE NEED TO HAVE A MORE EQUITY, MORE EQUALITY AND SO PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE RESOURCES TO PURCHASE A HOUSE WHO ARE FEARFUL FOR THEIR FUTURE. [ UNCLE IF WE MAKE BETTER CHOICES FOR THE CITIZENS. I THINK THAT’S TRUE FOR EVERYONE FOR THE ECONOMY AND FOR BUSINESSES AND FOR PEOPLE. I W LIKE TO ASK YOU WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS YOUR BEST MOMENT LAST NIGHT IN THE DEBATE?>>Jagmeet Singh: I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME. IT WAS FUN TO HAVE A DEBATE. I THINK REALLY WHAT IT WAS SO FUN FOR ME WHY IT WAS FUN AND WHAT I ENJOYED WAS I MEET A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE COUNT AND THEY OFTEN FEEL LIKE THEY DON’T HAVE A VOICE. THEY FEEL THERE’S NO WAY FOR US TO GET OUR CONCERNS OUT THERE AND TO REACH THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE POWER TO CHANGE. AND I’VE ALWAYS FELT LIKE IT’S MY JOB TO TAKE THEIR VOICE AND IS STORIES AND GIVE A PLATFORM, FOR ME THAT WAS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF LAST NIGHT WAS THE OPPORTUNITIES TO TELL THE STORIES THAT I HEAR FROM PEOPLE ALL THE TIME AND I WANTED THEM TO KNOW THEY’RE NOT ALONE. I HEAR YOU AND SEE YOU AND I WANT TO SHARE THEIR STORIES.>>Question: YOU’RE TRYING TO GET TO 338 CANDIDATES BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER AND THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CANDIDATES WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN VETTED THAT HAVE HAD TO BE REMOVED. TWO FOR THE NDP. HOW FRUSTRATING IS THAT FOR YOU THAT THAT HAS TO HAPPEN IN THE MIDST OF THE CAMPAIGN, TOO, THAT YOU WENT THROUGH THIS WHOLE PROCESS AND NOW THEY’RE GONE. >>Jagmeet Singh: IT’S CHALLENGING TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE RIGHT CANDIDATES, IT TAKES HARD WORK AND IT’S SOMETHING WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO. I KNOW THAT WE HAVE SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL TO OFFER TO CANADIANS AND PEOPLE NEED US, THEY NEED US BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO FIGHT FOR THINGS LIKE PHARMA AND CARE AND HOUSING AND WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK HARD AND I’M CONFIDENT WE’LL HAVE 338 CANDIDATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITHOUT ANY QUESTION, IF YOU NEED TO VOTE AND IF YOU WANT TO VOTE NDP YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT. [ SPEAKING FRENCH ] [ VOICE OF TRANSLATOR IT’S ALWAYS A CHALLENGE TO BRING FORTH CHANGESES. WE’RE MAKING HUGE EFFORTS TO RECRUIT PEOPLE WHO ARE MARGINALIZED AND WOMEN. THIS REQUIRES A LOT OF EFFORT THAT IT’S SO IMPORTANT SO WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE WITH OUR EFFORTS AND I WISH TO ENSURE CANADIANS THAT YOU CAN VOTE FOR AN NDP CANDIDATE IN EACH RIDING.>>Question: YOU KEEP SAYING HOW YOU’RE GOING TO FIGHT FOR THE LITTLE GUY BUT LATER TODAY AS MY COLLEAGUE SAID YOU’LL BE TALKING TO THE CANADIAN CLUB WHERE IT’S NOT THE LITTLE GUY AND NOT EVERY-DAY CANADIANS, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO THREAD THAT NEEDLE TO TELL THEM YOU’RE NOT THE ENEMY. >>I’M GOING TO TELL THEM THE SAME THING. A SOCIETY THAT IS FAIR IS GOOD FOR EVERYBODY. WHEN WE HAVE MASSIVE INEQUALITY IT’S NOT GOOD FOR ANYBODY. WHEN YOU’VE GOT DESPERATE POVERTY AND MASSIVE WEALTH IN THE SAME PLACE THAT IS NOT A GOOD COMBINATION. I THINK EVERYONE BENEFITS FROM AN ECONOMY WHERE EVERYONE GETS AHEAD. WHEN WE MAKE DECISIONS THAT BENEFIT PEOPLE THEY CAN ONLY A HOME AND AFFORD TO PAY BILLS AND HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE, THAT’S HOW YOU BUILD A BETTER PLACE, A PLACE WHERE THERE’S MORE POSITIVITY AND I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WILL BENEFIT EVERYONE.>>Quest WORK WITH CORPORA CANADA, IF YOU’RE MAKING AN ENEMY OUT OF CORPORATE CANADA HO DO YOU EXPECT –>>I WANT TO TAKE ON THE POWERFUL. I THINK THEY HAVE HAD A FREE RIDE — AND IT HASN’T BENEFITTED CANADIANS AND THAT’S WRONG. WHEN WE HAVE A POWERFUL CORPORATIONS THAT ARE CALLING THE SHOT IN CANADA, PEOPLE PAY THE PRICE AND THAT’S ALSO WRONG SO I REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE WE KNOW THAT. WE CAN WORK WITH BUSINESS AND CREATE A GOOD CLIMATE THAT ALLOWS BUSINESSES TO THRIVE BUT WE DON’T WANT TO CREATE A CONDITION WHERE CORPORATIONS THRIVE AND PEOPLE SUFFER. WE WANT EVERYONE TO DO WELL AND THAT’S SOMETHING WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER.>>Question: “TORONTO STAR,” YOU SEEM TO BE SUGGESTING YOU’VE DONE THIS AT A NUMBER OF ANNOUNCEMENTS LIKE SETTING A NUMBER OF TIMES THE LIBERALS MET WITH LOBBYISTS SUGGESTING THERE’S SOMETHING NEFARIOUS IN THAT. WOULD YOU NEVER MEET WITH LOB LOBBYISTS. WHY IS THAT SO BAD. >>IT’S THE DECISIONS THAT COME AS A RESULT OF THAT. IT’S NO THE JUST MEETING LOBBYISTS IT’S THE RESULTS AFTER. IF THEY MET WITH FOSSIL FUEL SECTOR 1500 TIMES AS THEY HAVE AND FOLLOWED THROUGH ON THEIR PROMISE TO END SUBSIDIES THEY’RE HAVING NEGOTIATIONS AND CONVERSATIONS THAT ARE STILL KEEPING IN MIND THE — THEY’VE MET WITH THE POWERFUL INTEREST GROUPS AND THEN BROKEN PROMISES. THE EXAMPLE I GAVE IS REALLY ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE REALITY THAT Mr. TRUDEAU AND THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT PROMISED TO REDUCE THE COST OF MEDICATION, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A ZERO COST SOLUTION — THAT WE COMPARE WHEN WE SET OUR PRICES BUT INSTEAD OF FOLLOWING THROUGH ON THE COMMITMENT THEY ABANDONED IT HAD AND FOUR YEARS LATER RENOUNCED IT BEFORE THE EVE OF AN ELECTION. NOW, IT MAKES YOU WONDER WHY THEY ARE DOING THAT. WHEN YOU GOT THE EVIDENT THEY MET WITH THE LOBBYISTS SO MANY TIMES AND ABANDONED THE COMMITMENT IT SHOWS A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOUR THAT THEY CAVE INTO THE DEMANDS OF CORPORATIONS. MEETING WITH THEM IS NOT THE PROBLEM, CAVING INTO THE DEMAND IS THE PROBLEM.>>Question: WHEN Mr. SCHEER SAID THAT SOME INDIGENOUS NATIONS ARE HOLDING HOSTAGE THE CANADIAN ECONOMY I GUESS BASICALLY FOR OPPOSING RESOURCE PROJECTS. YOU AND Ms. MAY SEEMED INCENSED BY THAT HAPPEN COMMENT. CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY YOU FOUND THAT TROUBLING. >>IT’S JUST INFLAMMATORY LANGUAGE. WHEN SUN DOESN’T LIKE SOMETHING YOU SAY THEY RAISE THEIR CONCERNS IT CREATES A CHALLENGE, IT’S SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH, YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH PARTNERS BUT TO CALL IT HOLDING SOMEONE HOSTAGE IS REALLY JUST INFLAMMATORY LANGUAGE. IT DEMEANS PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE LAND THAT THEY WERE THE FIRST DEFENDERS. IT INCITES HATRED TOWARD PEOPLE SAYING THEY ARE HOLDING SOMEBODY UP HOSTAGE, IT’S AGGRESSIVE LANGUAGE THAT IS NOT PRODUCTIVE TO CREATING A SOLUTION, IT JUST PAINTS SOMEONE IN A NEGATIVE LIGHT. THAT’S ALREADY WHAT HAPPENS TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. THEY ARE ALREADY PAINTED AS A PROBLEM OR SOMETHING THAT IS PROBLEMATIC AND THAT IS NOT HELPFUL IF WE WANT TO MOVE TOWARDS RECONCILIATION. THAT IS WHY WE NEED RECONCILIATION TO DO AWAY WITH THAT APPROACH THAT IS BUILT IN A COLONIAL AND NEGATIVE APPROACH. WE NEED TO GO FORWARD IN POSITIVITY AS PARTNERS.>>Question: THE CANADIAN PRESS, YOU SAID LAST NIGHT AFTER THE DEBATE THAT YOU WANTED CHARTER PROTECTIONS FOR SIKHS WHO DON’T WANT TO WEAR HELMETS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES AND THEN YOUR PARTY LATER SAID YOU RESPECT A COURT DECISION THAT FOUND THE CHARTER DOESN’T APPLY BECAUSE THEY ARE PRIVATE EMPLOYERS. CAN YOU CLARIFY WHERE YOU STAND?>>I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXPRESS THEIR FAITH AND THAT SHOULD BE PROTECTED. THE DECISION CAME OUT AND I ACCEPT THE DECISION. >>>YOU ALSO SAID LAST NIGHT THAT YOUR PARTY HAS A SOLID POSITION ON NATIONAL UNITY, CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT YOU MEANT BY THAT AND WHERE YOU STAND ON THE SHERBROOKE DECLARATION. >>WE ARE A PARTY THAT WORKS VERY HARD TO MAKE SURE WE UNDERSTAND THE DIVERSITY OF OUR COUNTRY AND FEDERATION WORKING BEING FIRST NATIONS AND QUEBEC TO ENSURE EARN FEELS AT HOME. SO OUR POSITION IS SOLID IN THAT WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS NATIONAL UNITY, CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN NATIONAL UNITY AND WE ACCEPT THERE’S DIFFERENCES OF OPINIONSES BUT WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE DIFFERENCES TO BUILD A CANADA THAT IS UNITED.>>Question: BEACH METRO NEWS, YOU ARE BEACHES-EAST YORK TODAY. HOW IMPORTANT ARE THESE TWO RIDINGS IN EAST TORONTO AND HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOU THAT YOU CAN TAKE THEM BACK FOR THE NDP. >>VERY IMPORTANT AND EXTREMELY CONFIDENT. THE PEOPLE IN THESE RIDINGS HAVE SEEN THAT HAVING A LIBERAL MP HASN’T MADE THEIR LIVES BETTER AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT CELL PHONE BILLS TODAY AND INTERNET SERVICES, YOU CAN ASK THE PEOPLE BEHIND ME, THEIR CELL PHONE BILLS AND INTERNET COSTS STILL REMAIN AMONGST THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD. THINGS RESPECT GETTING BETTER. THINGS ARE TOUGH. IT’S HARD TO AFFORD A HOME. BILLS ARE GOING UP AND WAGES AREN’T. THINGS ARE VERY DIFFICULT AND WE DON’T SEE THE LIBERAL MPs IN THESE COMMUNITIES RESPONDING TO THOSE NEEDS AND WE’VE GOT A LIBERAL GOVERNMENT THAT SAYS NICE WORDS BUT COMES UP WITH EMPTY PROMISES. THAT’S NOT WHAT PEOPLE NEED. PEOPLE NEED ACTION AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE COMMITTED TO. A PRICE CAP, THAT IS REAL ACTION TO BRING DOWN THE COST-OF-LIVING — PHARMA CARE BY 2020 IS A REAL COMMITMENT TO LOWER THE COST OF MEDICATION SAVING THEM HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS A YEAR. THESE ARE REAL COMMITMENTS AND I’M CONFIDENT THE PEOPLE OF BEACHES EAST YORK ANH D DAVENPORT WILL SEE IN US CHAMPIONS FOR THEM BECAUSE WE’RE IN IT FOR THEM.>>Question: GOOD MORNING, IT’S JAMES MOORE FROM NEWS TALK 1010 RADIO, IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE SOME OF THE COMPETITION YOU TALK ABOUT BENEATH THIS PRICE CAP YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT ON PHONE BILLS, WOULD YOU BE OPEN TO OPENING THE MARKET IN CANADA TO PLAYERS IN THE TELECOMMUNICATION INDUSTRY FROM OUTSIDE OF CANADA?>>Jagmeet Singh: YES, I THINK WE SHOULD BE OPEN TO THAT. THERE’S A CERTAIN CRITERIA THAT WE SHOULD FOLLOW AND THAT’S TO MAKE SURE THAT ANY DECISION TO OPEN UP THE MARKET SHOULD BE BASED ON SECURITY AND PRIVACY INTERESTS AND MAKE SURE THAT THAT OUR INTERESTS ARE SATISFIED AND THEN WE CAN OPEN UP THE MARKET TO OTHER ENTRANTS. PARTICULARLY WHAT I’M CALLING FOR IS NOT JUST A PRICE CAP BUT WHEN WE OPEN UP THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO OTHER COMPANIES THIS IS A REALLY BOLD WAY TO ENSURE THERE’S REALLY COMPETITION. RIGHT NOW THERE’S REALLY JUST THREE MAJOR NATIONAL PLAYERS AND THEY’RE RUNNING A MONOPOLY AND THE PRICES ARE ALL ROUGHLY AROUND THE SAME. THE ABILITY FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT EXISTS TO BE USED BY NEW ENTRANTS INTO THE MARKET THAT COULD COMPETE WITH LOW COST MODELS WE COULD REALLY MIX IT UP AND OTHER JURISDICTIONS HAVE DON THAT EFFECTIVELY AND WE WANT TO DO THAT HERE. WE WOULD DO THAT RIGHT AWAY. WE HAVE THE POWER WITH THE C.R.T.C., THIS IS FULLY WITHIN THE FEDERAL JURISDICTION CELL PHONE AND INTERNET SERVICES, THE WAY THEY’RE GOVERNED FALLS UNDER OUR MANDATE AND I MOVE TO LOWER THE COSTS RIGHT AWAY. THIS IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO MOVE ON RIGHT AWAY.>>Question: [ SPEAKING FRENCH ] [ VOICE OF TRANSLATOR I’D LIKE TO DO A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION, YESTERDAY IN QUEBEC THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF CONFUSION. I’D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE SAY ABOUT WEARING OF HELMETS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES. [ UNCLEAR ]>>H ACCEPT THE DECISION MADE BY THE COURT OF APPEAL IN QUEBEC AND I BELIEVE THAT IT’S A RIGHT AND I BELIEVE THAT I’LL ALWAYS SUPPORT PEOPLES’ RIGHTS BUT I ACCEPT THE DECISION MADE BY THE COURT OF APPEAL. [ END OF TRANSLATION ]>>ues: I’M NOT WITH E MEDIA, THAT’S TRAVELLING WITH YOU SO I WASN’T AWARE I HAD TO COME HERE. THERE’S ONE THING YOU MENTIONED IN YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT, CONSUMER BILL OF RIGHTS. THAT ALSO ALREADY EXISTS WITH THE TELECOMMUNICATION ORDER AS WELL AS THE WIRELESS CODE OF CONDUCT. COULD YOU EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT THIS WOULD LOOK LIKE WHEN YOU DECIDE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. >>Jagmeet Singh: MAIN FOCUS TODAY IS ON THE PRICE CAP ON ENSURING THERE’S AFFORDABLE UNLIMITED DATA PLANS AND AFFORDABLE BASIC PLANS. THAT’S GOING TO REALLY LOWER THE COST OF CELL PHONES. THE OTHER MAJOR FOCUS IS ENCOURAGING COMPETITION WITH THE BI OF RIGHTS WE SEE THAT AS IT STANDS PEOPLE DON’T REALLY FEEL LIKE THEY’RE BEING HEARD. I’VE HEARD FROM FRUSTRATION FROM PEOPLE THAT SAY THEY DON’T GET THE SERVICE THEY NEED AND IT’S REALLY TOUGH AND THEY’RE FRUSTRATED SO WE WANT TO AUGMENT THE SUPPORT AND THE PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS. SOP WE WOULD REALLY BOLSTER THOSE SUPPORTS SO THEY ARE MEANINGFUL AND PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY FEEL LIKE THEY ARE BEING SUPPORTED IN TIMES WHEN THEY ARE FEELING EXPLOITED. THUMB SO MUCH, EVERYBODY. THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU, TEAM. THIS IS AWESOME.>>Pete: THAT WAS THE NDP L

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  1. Lazy Fat Posted on September 13, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Is this a joke?
    Any one who think they should not cut their hair to respect god is delusional and should not have a voice in a rational progressive society.

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