Historic Liberal-NDP deal supports most vulnerable Canadians

PSAC welcomes the historic agreement reached between the Liberals and the NDP which will help millions of Canadians and prevent workers from falling further behind.

Unions have fought for decades for the progressive measures announced as part of the confidence-and-supply agreement, and they will have a direct impact on communities across the country.

The agreement includes:

  • Advancing universal pharmacare and dental care to help Canada’s most vulnerable;

  • 10 days of paid sick leave for federal workers and anti-scab legislation;

  • Long overdue reconciliation measures, including Indigenous housing development that is Indigenous-led;

  • An Early Learning and Child Care Act that is critical for families, especially women and marginalized workers;

  • A Just Transition to fight climate change and support workers.

We expect the federal government to follow through on these progressive policies at the bargaining table with more than 165,000 PSAC members by negotiating fair wages that keep up with the rising cost of living and building safer, more inclusive workplaces.

The Liberal government should also invest in strong public services and reject austerity measures and privatization that would impact the services Canadians rely on.

PSAC will continue to hold both parties to account to bring this progressive agenda to life and move Canada forward on the path to a just recovery. 


March 23, 2022