Inequality in Canada has reached outrageous levels. Decades of Liberal and Conservative tax cuts have helped the richest get even richer. Canadian billionaires increased their wealth by $78 billion dollars during the first year of the pandemic alone, and the wealthiest 1% of Canadians are estimated to control 26% of our wealth.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Angella will stand up to mega corporations and the ultra-rich who have benefited from extreme income and wealth inequality, and challenge outdated myths about trickle-down economics.

Want to know more? Order Angella’s new book that she co-authored with Jonathan Gauvin, Share the Wealth: How we can tax Canada’s super-rich and create a better country for everyone.

Angella knows that when it comes to the climate emergency, we can’t afford to tinker around the edges but treat it like the emergency it is. 

We need to set and meet ambitious, science-based greenhouse gas reductions targets, create sustainable jobs to support workers in a green economy and end fossil fuel subsidies. 

True climate leadership means listening to and working with Indigenous communities, who have been caretaking our land for tens of thousands of years. When fighting for bold climate action, Angella will follow the leadership of Indigenous leaders and land and water protectors, such as those who have called for our federal government to protect the Ottawa river from nuclear waste. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequities in our society. Angella knows that life cannot simply return to “normal” - immense social change is necessary.

We need a federal government that will build a country that leaves no one behind. A government that focuses on ensuring our healthcare system isn’t being exploited for profit. That seniors, and all of us, receive quality services regardless of where we live. That we all have affordable access to the medication we need, the dental care we need and the mental health care we deserve. That those who make billions on the backs of the lowest paid workers pay their fair share, both in a living wage to their workers and in the taxes they owe.

Growing up in a working-class family, Angella knows the importance of solidarity with our Black, Indigenous and racialized communities. 

Angella is excited to be a part of a New Democratic government that will move immediately to ban carding by federal law enforcement, and work with local partners across Canada to end this practice in all jurisdictions across the country. 

She will fight to close the racialized wage gap, strengthen labour laws and ensure diverse and equitable hiring within the federal public service, and in federally regulated industries. 

Angella knows the federal Liberal government has promised a lot, but not delivered for the communities that need it. She will fight for permanent federal funding for the 2SLGBTQ+ Secretariat so 2SLGBTQ+ communities can have an advocate in the federal government. 

She will also fight to establish a clear and permanent path for resettlement of 2SLGBTQ+ refugees in Canada, and replace the current piecemeal approach that only deals with emergency cases as they arise. 

Living in Ottawa Centre for the past 9 years, Angella knows there is a great deal of inequality in our riding - and country, and how important it is for us to support our most vulnerable neighbours. 

Angella will continue to fight alongside our local leaders and community activists who have been working towards justice for our neighbours. She will fight for immediate federal action to end our housing and homelessness crisis, to decriminalize drug use and to treat substance use comprehensively as a health issue, for fare-free public transit, and more. 


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