There was a tremendous amount of excitement and pride in the room, especially given the high praise Jagmeet received for his comments following revelations of Justin Trudeau wearing blackface.
Jagmeet spoke about the NDP's health care platform, which includes a national pharmacare program and expanding universal health care to dental, eye, mental health , and seniors care.
As the Chronicle-Herald reported,
Holding a town hall meeting in the lobby of the Nova Scotia Community College’s Leeds Street campus, the party leader and MP from Burnaby, B.C., spoke to a crowd of more than 200, who also voiced concerns about climate change, housing, child care and education
Singh says getting universal access to medication would ensure a greater number of Canadians could stay healthier longer, and put less strain on clinics, emergency rooms and hospitals.
He also outlined a dentacare plan to provide dental treatment for families that earn less than $70,000, at a total cost of $856 million, which he considers a drop in the bucket compared to the billions of dollars that the Trudeau government gave to corporations in the fall economic statement.