Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Campaign Day 18: Leaders talk about post-pandemic recovery, infrastructure, affordable housing, and equal payments

On the 18th day of the federal election campaign, party leaders pledged to support a range of issues—from mandating federal civil servants to vaccinate, to investing in infrastructure and affordable housing, to reducing equal payments.

Liberal party

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau announced the release of his party’s Election program On Wednesday, focus on post-pandemic recovery, housing, healthcare, the economy, climate change, and reconciliation.

The platform includes new expenditures of US$13 billion in this fiscal year, focusing on new and ongoing health and epidemic-related initiatives, with total expenditures of more than US$78 billion in the next five years.

Trudeau also announced on Wednesday that, if elected, he will make it mandatory for federal workers and travelers to be vaccinated and support vaccination certification programs across Canada.

“We will firmly fulfill our commitment to vaccinate federal civil servants. We will ensure that everyone on your plane or train is vaccinated. We will protect companies that require vaccinations from unreasonable lawsuits, and Each province and territory will pay for the certification of the launch of the vaccination plan,” Trudeau said in Toronto.

He added that he will continue to promote $10 a day in childcare services, invest in mental health programs, and further advance his plan to address climate change and other issues addressed by the platform.

conservative

Conservative Party Leader Irene O’Toole Announce On Wednesday, if elected, his party will invest in infrastructure projects across Canada to create jobs, shorten commuting times and improve high-speed Internet access.

He said in Ottawa: “We need more transportation, better roads, more railways, and more broadband networks all over the country.”

He criticized the federal government for not allowing the “billions of dollars to be spent on projects” that they had announced in the past six years, and promised to “put the shovels of these projects on the ground.”

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He said: “We will abolish the failed Canadian Infrastructure Bank and release the funds sitting there to build infrastructure projects.”

He also promised to connect every part of Canada-including rural, remote and northern communities-to high-speed Internet by 2025, and to build a “world-class 5G network” without using the infrastructure of Chinese technology giant Huawei. .

New Democratic Party

New Democratic Party leader Jagmit Singh promise During the election campaign in Montreal on Wednesday, the available federal land was used to build more affordable housing.

He said he will work with indigenous peoples to ensure that proper consultations are sought to respect treaty rights in the transfer of federal land.

He also promised to cooperate with the Canadian Council of Municipal Councils to purchase affordable housing to “keep rents low and prevent large investors from buying rental housing to increase rents.”

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People’s Party

On Tuesday at a campaign rally in Red Deer, Alberta, PPC leader Maxime Bernier (Maxime Bernier) promise Review Canada’s equilibrium formula. He said he will reduce the overall payments to the provinces and ensure that only those who need it most can benefit from these payments.

“The balanced payment encourages aided provinces to maintain large public sectors, maintain high taxes, and intervene more in their economies, which will promote investment and reduce employment and productivity. This is a poverty trap,” he said.

“For decades, provinces should not accept equalized payments. Now is the time to stop rewarding provincial governments that have not adopted better economic policies.”

Green party

Green Party leader Annami Paul will hold Press conference Drugs are legalized in Toronto at 2:30 pm Eastern time.

Isaac is a journalist based in Toronto.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

Campaign Day 18: Leaders talk about post-pandemic recovery, infrastructure, affordable housing, and equal payments
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