Jun 19, 2015


SASKATOON — In her speech at the 2015 Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada annual congress, Hélène LeBlanc, MP for LaSalle–Émard and NDP Co-operatives Critic, stated her party’s commitment to the Canadian co-operative sector. 

The NDP recognizes the significant impact of co-operatives on the Canadian economy and their enormous potential to meet the growing needs of our communities and to create stable, high-quality jobs. New Democrats believe the federal government must support co-operatives by contributing financially to their development. 

“Co-operatives play a vital role in building a more prosperous and fairer Canada. An NDP government will support a federal fund to support the establishment of new co-operatives, as well as the growth of those that already exist. We will also give credit unions concrete options for accessing capitalization sources.” 

“Co-operatives are part of our DNA. An NDP government will be an ally of the co-operative movement and will work with the sector to find solutions to their main challenges,” said Ms. LeBlanc. 


For more information, contact: 

David Osorio, Parliamentary Assistant 

613-943-6636 – helene.leblanc.a2@parl.gc.ca