Here's what the social impact sector needs to know about the Liberal-NDP agreement

With the Liberals protected from no-confidence votes until 2025, the NDP may be able to pass ambitious policies around healthcare equity, reconciliation, and climate action.

Why It Matters

If the deal holds, it could strengthen Canada’s social safety net – especially around affordable housing – and open additional funding streams for social impact organizations.

Faced with the difficulties of a minority government, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh announced their two parties would put aside some of their differences and support one another in Parliament until 2025.

On March 22, Trudeau and Singh announced in back-to-back press conferences that the Liberals and NDP had struck a supply-and-confidence agreement – a way to protect a minority government from the possibility of a snap election forced by the other parties in Parliament. In this case, a successful vote of no-confidence in the House of Commons would require the Conservatives, NDP, and Bloc Québécois to all vote against the governing Liberals.

“Politics is supposed to be adversarial,” said the NDP statement on the deal, “but no one benefits when increasing polarization and parliamentary dysfunction stand in the way of deliveri

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