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2019 Election Platform Guide

Housing

Liberal Platform

  • Liberal National Housing Strategy to help 600,000 Canadians find affordable places to live and $55-billion to build 140,000 affordable homes by 2028*
  • Expanding FTHBI (First-Time Home Buyer Initiative) announced this year to include homes worth up to 789,000 for the real estate markets of Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria*
* Trudeau Liberals promise to expand first-time homebuyers program if elected. Retrieved from https://globalnews.ca/news/5893892/trudeau-liberals-first-time-homebuyers-program-expansion-campaign-promise/

Conservative Platform

  • End stress tests on mortgage switches*
  • Bring back thirty year amortization periods*
  • Make surplus federal real estate available for development*
* Andrew Scheer announces four-point plan to make home ownership more affordable. Retrieved from https://www.conservative.ca/andrew-scheer-announces-four-point-plan-to-make-home-ownership-more-affordable/

Green Platform

  • Move away from home ownership to rental, co-op and non-profit housing. †
  • No first time home buyer grant.*
  • Housing as a legally protected fundamental right for all Canadians and permanent residents while recognizing that housing is primarily a provincial jurisdiction.*
  • Housing as eligible infrastructure for funding from Canada infrastructure bank to support municipal projects*
  • Increase the National Housing Co-investment Fund by $750 million for new builds*
  • Housing Benefit by $750 million for rent assistance for 125,000 households.*
  • Invest in co-op housing and non-profit housing for seniors and low income families*
  • Tax incentives for rental housing †
Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 60). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
† Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 61). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf


NDP Platform

  • Work with municipalities and provinces to create 500,000 units of housing in the next ten years, with half of that done within five years. Invest $5 billion in the first 18 months.*
  • No GST on the building of new rental units.*
  • Fast-start funds for the construction of co-ops, social and non-profit housing.*
  • Re-introduce 30-year terms to CMHC insured mortgages on entry-level homes for first time home buyers †
  • Doubling home buyer’s tax credit to 1500 †
  • Facilitating co-housing through co-ownership mortgages †
  • Impose a foreign buyer’s tax †
  • More social housing to address homelessness ‡
  • Rent subsidy of up to $5,000 per year for 500,000 families §
* A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.15). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
† A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.16). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
‡ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.67). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
§ Singh promises $5,000 rent subsidy to up to 500,000 families if affected. Retrieved from https://globalnews.ca/news/5957345/ndp-rent-subsidy-canada-election/

Childcare

Liberal Platform

  • 250,000 more child care spaces for kids under 10*
  • More care around the clock*
  • Lower fees across the board by 10%*
  • Establish a national secretariat to work with the provinces and territories to lay the groundwork for a pan-Canadian child care system*
* Making before and after school care more accessible and affordable for families. Retrieved from https://www.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Backgrounder_Before-and-After-School-Care.pdf

Conservative Platform

  • Create 500,000 new child-care spaces across Canada with a goal of universal childcare capped at $10 a day by 2030.*
* NDP commits $10B for 500,000 new child-care spaces across Canada. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ndp-child-care-1.5302892

Green Platform

  • Spending an $1 billion per year on childcare until benchmark of 1 percent of GDP is achieved.*
  • We will eliminate GST on all construction costs related to child-care spaces.*
  • Location of child care must reflect the diversity of family needs and be placed along existing public transit routes, including neighbourhood schools, other local buildings, workplaces and transportation hubs. †
  • Example of Quebec †
* Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 63). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
† Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 64). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf


NDP Platform

  • Build on the work done by Quebec, BC and Alberta to make child care better for families*
  • Invest $1 billion in 2020 and grow that investment annually, along with the provinces and territories*
  • A new special leave that allows parents to take shorter parental leave at a higher replacement rate. †
  • Allow self-employed workers to opt-into parental benefits at any time before taking the leave †
* A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.19). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
† A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.20). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf

Health/Pharmacare

Liberal Platform

  • “Critical next steps” toward a national pharmacare programs*
  • Ensure all Canadians have access to a family doctor or primary health care team, as well as mental health services †
* Liberals promise improved access to family doctors, mental health care and prescription drugs. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberal-health-care-pharmacare-2019-1.5293645
† Liberals to boost investments in health care for Canadians. Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/2019-backgrounder-health-ENG-6.pdf


Conservative Platform

  • Increase the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer by at least three per cent every year*
* Andrew Scheer promises premiers more health care money if elected. Retrieved from https://globalnews.ca/news/5714888/scheer-health-care-money-election/

Green Platform

  • Focusing on health promotion and disease prevention and the health risks of climate change. Creating healthy environment by reducing the use of pesticides, toxic chemicals and substances*
  • Basing health transfers on demographics and real healthcare needs in each province, replacing the current formula based on GDP growth †
  • Pharmacare for all and dental care for low income households †
* Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 49-50, p. 57). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
† Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 56). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf


NDP Platform

  • Universal pharmacare by late 2020*
  • Dental care for households earning less than 70,000 by 2020 and including dental care in the Canada Health Act † ‡
  • Federal investments for vision and hearing care and including it in the Canada Health Act in the long-term §
* A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.11-12). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
† A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.58). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
‡ NDP promises free dental care for households making under $70K starting in 2020. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ndp-dental-1.5287918
§ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.59). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf

Mental Health/Disability

Liberal Platform

  • Set national standards for access to mental health services*
  • Better support for the mental health of workers, by including mental health as a specific element of occupational health and safety, and requiring employers to take preventative steps to address workplace stress and injury. †
  • Move forward with a new $40 million per year national workplace accessibility fund, with a special focus on making small and medium-sized businesses more accessible. This fund will match costs with employers and schools, providing up to a combined $10,000 to cover the cost of an accommodation. ‡
  • Double support to parents who care for special needs kids. This increased benefit would give families of a child with a disability more than $2,800 in extra help, right away, with up to $5,664 in total financial support available each year. §
* Liberals to boost investments in health care for Canadians. Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/2019-backgrounder-health-ENG-6.pdf
† FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p.12). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf
‡ FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p.13). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf
§ FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p.14-15). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf

Conservative Platform

  • Reduce the number of hours spent per week on life-sustaining therapy needed to qualify for the credit from 14 to 10. It will also expand the definition of what counts as life-sustaining therapy to include determining dosages of medical food and activities related to determining dosages of medication, including dietary or exercise regimes.*
* Andrew Scheer to expand eligibility criteria to access Disability Tax Credit. Retrieved from: https://www.conservative.ca/andrew-scheer-to-expand-eligibility-criteria-to-access-disability-tax-credit/

Green Platform

  • Restore home postal delivery*
  • Reorient Health Canada’s mandate towards mental health and addictions †
  • Establish a national mental health strategy and a suicide prevention strategy †
  • Establish a universal Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI) program to replace the current array of income supports, such as disability payments ‡
* Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 37). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
† Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 57). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
‡ Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 59). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf


NDP Platform

  • Extend sickness benefits to 50 weeks, and create a pilot project to allow workers with episodic disabilities to access EI sickness benefits periodically, as they need them.*
  • End criminalization of drug addiction, support overdose prevention sites and treatment on demand †
  • Mental health care at no cost for those who need it in the long-term through federal investment ‡
  • Restore door-to-door mail delivery §
  • Create a national autism strategy ‖
  • Review of income security programs for persons with disability ¶
  • Strengthen the Accessibility Act to cover all federal agencies equally, with the power to make and enforce accessibility standards in a timely manner ‖
* A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.20). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
† A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.60). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
‡ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.59). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
§ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.23). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
‖ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.63). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
¶ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.61). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf

Jobs/Skills Training

Liberal Platform

  • Career Insurance Benefit will be available to people who have worked continuously for the same employer for five or more years and are laid off when the business closes. The Career Insurance Benefit will kick in after Employment Insurance ends, give workers up to an additional $15,900 over two years, and won’t be “clawed back” if other income is earned.*
  • Move forward with the Canada Training Benefit, which gives workers money to help pay for training, provides income support during training, and will also offer job protection so that workers can take the time they need for training, knowing they will have a job to come back to when their training is done. †
  • Greater labour protections for people who work through digital platforms ‡
  • New provisions, to be developed with employers and labour groups that give workers the “right to disconnect.” ‡
  • Extending Employment Insurance sickness benefits from 15 weeks to 26 weeks. ‡
  • Move forward with creating the Canadian Apprenticeship Service, in partnership with provinces, territories, employers, and unions. ‡
  • Help 12,500 more apprentices finish their training on time ‡
  • Make permanent changes to Employment Insurance, to give workers in seasonal industries more reliable support between jobs. §
  • Invest $100 million in skills training, to ensure there are enough qualified workers to keep up with energy audits, retrofits, and net-zero home construction. ‖
* FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p.11). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf
† FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p.11-12). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf
‡ FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p. 12). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf
§ FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p. 13). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf
‖ FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p. 32). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf

Conservative Platform

  • Improve credential recognition and make it easier for new Canadians who have existing skills that meet Canadians standards*
* Andrew Scheer’s Immigration Plan. Retrieved from: https://www.conservative.ca/cpc/andrew-scheers-immigration-plan/

Green Platform

  • Facilitating workers through training and income support to transition to the new jobs created in the green economy*
  • Establish a Canadian Sustainable Generations Fund to make critical investments in trades, apprenticeships and education required for the transition to a green economy. †
  • Establish a National Community Benefit Strategy that leverages public procurement to maximize opportunities for social hiring and procurement, including Indigenous procurement, youth employment and demand-driven skills development programs. †
  • Enhance the federal Youth Employment and Skills Strategy by creating a Community and Environment Service Corps. This will provide $1 billion annually to municipalities to hire Canadian youth. †
  • “Robot Tax” to be charged on companies that lay off workers for Artificial Intelligence equivalent to the lost income tax. Revenue will be used to fund educational and training programs for workers ‡
* Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 28). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
† Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 30). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf

‡ Green party proposes a 'robot tax' when companies replace workers with machines. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/green-party-robot-tax-platform-1.5302236


NDP Platform

  • A universal qualifying threshold of 360 hours for EI*
  • Restore the appeals system to make decisions fast and fair*
  • Bring back Extra Five Weeks pilot project and make it permanent to help Canadians in seasonal industries bridge the gap between the end of EI*
  • Expand access to re-training with EI*
  • Increase EI income replacement rate to 60 percent and create a low income supplement so that no one receiving EI regular or special benefits receives less than $1,200 a month.*
  • Making post-secondary education part of the public education system †
  • Provide Canada Student Grants instead of loans and eliminate interest on federal student loans †
  • Create 300,000 “good, green” jobs ‡
  • Federal minimum wage of $15 an hour that will cover over 900,000 workers. ‡
  • Legislate that part-time and contract workers be compensated equally to full-time workers. §
  • Require employers to spend 1 percent of payroll on training for their employees annually. ‖
  • Workers Development and Opportunities Fund to expand training options beyond people who qualify for EI. This fund will be provincially directed, with dedicated support for marginalized workers, those in transitioning sectors and for efforts to improve literacy and essential skills. ‖
  • New Democrats will strengthen and modernize the Investment Canada Act to protect Canadian jobs ¶
  • National Automotive Strategy to attract and retain jobs**
  • Restore the Automotive Innovation Fund and federal incentives for zero-emissions automobiles that prioritize made-in-Canada vehicles. ††
  • Require use of Canadian-made steel and aluminum for infrastructure projects across the country ‡‡
  • Community Benefit Agreements, we will guarantee that good jobs, training, apprenticeships, and support for local businesses are part of every infrastructure project. §§
* A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.20). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
† A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.18). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
‡ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.27). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
§ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.28). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
‖ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.29). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
¶ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.33). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf

** A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.34). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
† A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.34-35). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
‡ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.36). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
§§ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.88). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf

Seniors

Liberal Platform

  • 10 percent boost to Old Age Security (OAS) at age 75 and a 25 per cent increase to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for widows.*
  • Move forward with a national definition of elder abuse, invest in better data collection and law enforcement, and establish new penalties in the Criminal Code relating to elder abuse. †
* Trudeau promises more financial supports for seniors — but no independent accounting. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberals-trudeau-seniors-election-campaign-1.5287896
† FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p.40). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf


Conservative Platform

  • Increase the Age Credit by $1,000*
* Andrew Scheer will give more support to seniors. Retrieved from https://www.conservative.ca/andrew-scheer-will-give-more-support-to-seniors/

Green Platform

  • Provide a pathway to retirement by creating a pension bridging program for workers who will retire earlier than planned due to the phase out of certain industries*
  • Increasing CPP over time to target income replacement rate from 25 per cent to 50 percent of income received during working years. †
  • Support innovative home-sharing to allow people to stay in their homes †
  • Create more long-term care beds in neighbourhood facilities †
  • National Dementia Strategy ‡
* Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 29). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
† Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 64). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf

‡ Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 65). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf

NDP Platform

  • National Care Standards for home care and long-term care into the Canada Health Act to ensure consistent quality and determine basket of home care services covered by provincial insurance plans *
  • Mandatory industry-financed pension insurance program to cover retirement benefits for those who have earned it †
  • Pension advisory commission to develop a long-term plan to protect and enhance OAS, boost the GAI and strengthen CPP †
  • Make automatic enrollment in OAS and GIS retroactive †
  • Improve financial literacy †
  • One-year delay for seniors at risk of having their GIS benefits suspended for being unable to make the required income statement ‡
  • Reduce senior social insolation by more community recreation spaces, intergenerational co-housing, and improving transit ‡
  • Lead a National Seniors Strategy, funded national dementia strategy and elder abuse prevention plan ‡
  • Refundable Canada Caregiver Tax Credit ‡
* A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.62). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
† A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.64). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
‡ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.65). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf

Basic Income/Poverty

Liberal Platform

  • Canada Child Benefit – 15 % more money for kids under the age of one*
  • Guaranteed paid family leave for those without EI*
  • Raise basic personal deduction to 15,000 dollars. Liberal proposal would save the average family almost $1,000 a year †
  • Reduce cell phone bills by 25 percent †
  • A federal minimum wage of $15 per hour, starting in 2020 and rising with inflation. ‡
  • Help retrofit 1.5 million homes to help Canadians make their homes more energy efficient, and help lower monthly energy bills §
* More time and money to help families raise their kids. Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Backgrounder-More-time-and-money-to-help-families-raise-their-kids.pdf
† Trudeau promises to raise basic personal deduction to $15K, cut cellphone bills. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberal-cellphones-tax-deduction-1.5293256

‡ FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p.12). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf
§ FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p.32). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf

Conservative Platform

  • Universal tax cuts that will save 850 dollars per year for an average Canadian family*
  • Public transit tax credit allowing for claims up to 15 percent of the amount spent on passes †
  • Allow parents to claim up to $1,000 per child in tax credits for expenses related to fitness and sports and $500 for expenses related to arts and educational activities. Parents of children with a disability can claim an addition $500 for each category. ‡
  • Remove GST from home heating bills §
* Andrew Scheer introduces the Universal Tax Cut. Retrieved from https://www.conservative.ca/andrew-scheer-introduces-the-universal-tax-cut/
† Andrew Scheer’s Green Public Transit Tax Credit. Retrieved from https://www.conservative.ca/cpc/andrew-scheers-green-public-transit-tax-credit/
‡ Andrew Scheer pledges more tax relief for families. Retrieved from https://www.conservative.ca/andrew-scheer-pledges-more-tax-relief-for-families/
§ Tax-Free Home Heating. Retrieved from https://www.conservative.ca/cpc/tax-free-home-heating/


Green Platform

  • A Guaranteed Livable Income for basic income security that will replace other payments. Levels will be determined by what is “liveable” for different regions. Those earning above a certain total income would pay the GLI back in taxes instead of having it reduced at the payment stage.*
  • Federal Minimum Wage of 15 dollars †
  • Support National School Lunch program ‡
  • Eliminating post-secondary education tuition and eliminating federal student debt §
  • Study the impact of a shorter work week for more paid work ‖
  • Create more robust systems to expedite accreditation for immigrants ¶
  • Limit credit card interest rates to a maximum of 10 percentage points above the Bank of Canada prime rate.**
Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 28, 46, 59). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
† Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 59). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
‡ Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 38). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
§ Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 31, 47, 64). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
‖ Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 31). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
¶ Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 35). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
** Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 47). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf

NDP Platform

  • Work with provinces to create National Basic income pilot projects*
  • Price cap to make sure that Canadians aren’t paying more than the global average for their cell phone and internet bills. †
  • Fair Gasoline Prices Watchdog ‡
  • Increase federal funding for legal aid programs across the country. §
  • National School Nutrition Program ‖
  • Create a food waste strategy as part of the national food policy ‖
* A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.67). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
† A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.21). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
‡ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.24). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
§ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.99). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
‖ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.61). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf

North

Liberal Platform

  • Giving people living in the Northern Zone at least $1,200 in deductible travel costs, with $600 in deductible travel costs for people in the Intermediate Zone.*
  • Direct the Competition Bureau to oversee the pricing of transportation in the North*
  • Ensure that every Canadian has access to high-speed internet by 2030. †
  • Co-develop and invest in distinctions-based community infrastructure plans, and will move forward with addressing critical infrastructure needs – such as housing, all-weather roads, high-speed internet, health facilities, treatment centres, and schools – in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities by 2030 ‡
  • Moving forward with investments that will see all Inuit communities are off diesel and instead powered by clean, renewable and reliable sources of energy – such as hydro, wind, and solar – by 2030. §
  • Continuing to work with Inuit to improve food security in Inuit Nunangat, including the implementation of the Harvester Support Grant. ‖
* Our Platform | Liberal Party of Canada (p. 10). Retrieved from: https://2019.liberal.ca/our-platform/
† FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p.22). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf
‡ FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p.58). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf
§ FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p.65). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf
‖ FORWARD A Real Plan for the Middle Class (p.66). Retrieved from https://2019.liberal.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/292/2019/09/Forward-A-real-plan-for-the-middle-class.pdf

Conservative Platform


Green Platform

  • Improve food security in northern communities by consulting with residents on Arctic farming, working with non-profit groups to build greenhouses or hydroponic towers and funding education programs in nutrition and horticulture.*
  • By 2030, 100 percent of Canada’s electricity will come from renewable sources. This includes getting remote and northern communities off diesel generators. †
  • Establish banking services and public high-speed internet access in post offices, particularly in under-serviced rural and remote communities without banks and libraries. ‡
Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 14). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
† Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 19). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf
‡ Green Party | ELECTION PLATFORM 2019 (p. 37). Retrieved from https://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_2019_en_web_-_update_sep17.pdf

NDP Platform

  • Access to high-speed internet reliable cell phone service with manageable rates for all communities*
  • New tax credit for graduates to work in designated rural and Northern communities*
  • Restore the Ontario Northlander †
  • Committed to reforming nutrition north ‡
  • Address chronic overcrowding in housing and long wait lists in Indigenous communities §
  • Northern Infrastructure Fund to fast-track investment and focus on improving much-needed infrastructure like roads and broadband internet for communities in the north. ‖
  • Develop postal banking with Canada Post ¶
* A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.88). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
† A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.51). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
‡ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.61). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
§ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.73). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
‖ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.78). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf
¶ A New Deal for People: New Democrats’ Commitments to You (p.87). Retrieved from https://action.ndp.ca/page/-/2019/Q2/2019-06-19_Commitments-Doc_EN.pdf