Mulcair talking household cost on upcoming tour

New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair is reflected on a screen while speaking during a news...

New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair is reflected on a screen while speaking during a news conference in Ottawa December 18, 2013. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

Giuseppe Valiante, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:48 PM ET

OTTAWA - NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair told reporters Thursday he will tour the country next week and listen to Canadians about their financial problems.

The goal of the tour, which starts Tuesday, is to collect ideas from Canadians about how the government can address the rising cost of living and incorporate "concrete solutions" into the NDP's election platform.

Mulcair said an increasing amount of Canadians are suffering from increased prices on items such as gasoline and ATMs.

The NDP's message is similar to the rhetoric of the Liberal Party, which regularly touts its desire to help the middle class manage the rising cost of living.

"The cost of gas, groceries and bills keeps going up," reads the Making Ends Meet section of the Liberal Party website.

Mulcair promised Canadians the NDP will listen and try and find a way that government can help with rising household debt and other financial pressures.


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