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Campaign Day 16: Commitments include freshwater protection, animal welfare and curbing tax evasion

Protecting freshwater, animal welfare, and hunting for tax evasion are some of the themes announced by the leaders on the 16th day of the federal election campaign.

In Quebec on August 30, Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau announced that his party would invest $1 billion in 10 years to protect and restore Canadian lakes and rivers. The plan also includes an investment of US$37.5 million in freshwater research in the experimental lake area of ​​the International Institute for Sustainable Development in six years.

Trudeau said during his election campaign in Cambridge, Ontario on August 29 that if he was re-elected, the Liberal Party would create new jobs for the middle class by making Canada a leading manufacturer of batteries for zero-emission vehicles. It is proposed to invest US$2 billion in futures funds in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador to create a “clean job training center” to improve the skills of workers in the clean energy sector. The $5,000 rebate was extended to 500,000 Canadians to make zero-emission vehicles more affordable and promised to build 50,000 more charging stations across the country.

Trudeau also promised that by 2030, all plastic packaging must be composed of 50% recycled plastic, and expand the plan to remove plastic from the ocean and coastal areas, thereby reducing plastic pollution. He stated in a press release on August 28 that the Liberal Party’s policy to reduce plastic waste may create as many as 42,000 jobs in Canada.

Conservative party leader Erin O’Toole announced on August 30 that his party is committed to protecting animals and will ban puppy factories to prevent unethical breeders and dealers from providing rescue animals or humanely raised pets with false claims To mislead the public. In addition, the Conservative Party will ban cosmetic testing on animals. Animal cruelty will also be added as an aggravating factor in domestic violence prosecutions.

During the election campaign in Quebec on August 29, O’Toole promised to help small businesses by providing a “reconstruction of the street tax credit”, providing a 25% tax credit for Canadians who invest up to 100,000 Canadian dollars in small businesses in the next two years. waived. The elected Conservative Party government will also launch the “Reconstruction of the Street Commercial Loan” to provide interest-free loans of up to US$200,000 to SMEs.

On August 28, in New Brunswick, O’Toole promised to increase the maximum fine for price manipulation from US$24 million to US$100 million to reduce food prices. The Conservative Party will also impose criminal penalties on executives convicted of price manipulation, and will formulate codes to protect suppliers and promote price competition.

On August 30, at a press conference held on Capitol Hill, the leader of the New Democratic Party, Jagmeet Singh, promised to take action against the tax evasion of the super-rich through an investment of 100 million Canadian dollars. Will strengthen the law enforcement capabilities of the Canada Revenue Agency. The NDP plan also includes increasing public reporting on corporate taxes and dealing with unfair stock options.

Singh also promised to make student debt more affordable. In a press release on August 28, he stated that the New Democratic Party will forgive up to $20,000, cancel federal interest from student loan debt, double the federal student grant, and provide new graduates with five-year federal loan repayment Relief.

Green Party leader Annamy Paul stated in a press release on August 29 that her party fully supports the Quebec government’s efforts to protect French in the province. In a post posted on its website on August 28, the party also expressed concern about the cancellation of the student campus voting plan by the Canadian Election Agency.

On August 28, during the election campaign in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, the BJP leader Maxim Bernier promised that if he was elected, he would cancel the funding and privatization of the CBC/Radio Canada. He also promised to cancel the federal government’s media assistance program to prevent media organizations from relying on funds and affecting the way news is reported.

Isaac is a journalist based in Toronto.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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