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NDP ready to support the Liberal government's throne speech; averting an immediate election

BY The Canadian Press, Sep 25, 2020 6:45 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh listens to a question during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

The head of the federal New Democrats is hailing it as a historic moment for Canadian workers.

The head of the federal New Democrats is hailing it as a historic moment for Canadian workers.

Jagmeet Singh says there's a deal with the Liberals, in exchange for NDP support for the throne speech, the minority government will maintain a 2,000 dollar a month support payment for those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and it will provide paid sick leave.

The agreement is on the legislation known as Bill C-2, which is scheduled for two days of debate early next week.

It also likely means the NDP will end up voting with the Liberals on the throne speech.

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