Federal Procurement

"New Democrats have long fought to preserve the rights of governments to include local content and other local economic development requirements as part of their procurement policies."

Federal Procurement

As part of our Better Work Agenda, a Jagmeet Singh-led government will also leverage federal procurement for decent work.

Jagmeet is committed to reinstating the Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act repealed by the Harper government in 2014. This Act ensured that workers employed on federal construction contracts received fair wages according to an established scale based on their specific trade and the province of employment. It also required employers to put in place non-discriminatory hiring practices.

Jagmeet will extend the principles of this act to all federal government procurement, ensuring that the highest labour standards and non-discriminatory hiring and promotion practices are followed by all companies contracted by the federal government.