Thursday, January 27, 2022

Senior, housing, epidemic policy: Party leaders continue the promise on the 12th day of campaigning

On Day 12 of the federal election campaign, party leaders focused on a range of issues – from senior citizens, housing and healthcare to pandemic preparedness and COVID-19 related health measures.

liberal. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau during a campaign in Quebec City on Thursday swore off To increase federal aid to low-income senior citizens if re-elected. He pledged to increase the guaranteed income supplement to $500 for individuals and $750 for senior couples.

Trudeau also announced Press release on Wednesday that the government will increase corporate income tax Canada’s biggest banks and insurance companies will see a 3 percent increase on all income over $1 billion that will be put toward programs to help more Canadians afford homeownership.

The same banks and insurance companies must also share a portion of their profits in the Canada Recovery Dividend.

traditionalists. Conservative leader Erin O’Toole announced Thursday that her party would introduce a “safety net” for gig economy workers who do not currently qualify for employment insurance (EI). He pledged to ensure that “gig economy companies” contributing the equivalent of Canada Pension Plan and EI premiums would be put into a portable employee savings account each time they paid their employees.

o’tool too announced On Wednesday his party aimed to create a more integrated mental health care system across the country, and promised to increase healthcare transfers in provinces to six percent annually over the next 10 years.

His plan included encouraging employers to add mental health coverage to their employee benefit plans, creating a nationwide 3-digit suicide prevention hotline, and providing $$ in grants to nonprofits and charities for mental health and wellness programs over three years. 150 million is included.

NDP. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh continued his focus on housing affordability on Thursday Pledge To help families buy their first home.

At a campaign stop in Winnipeg, Singh promised to double first-time homebuyers’ tax credits and convert it into rebates so that buyers could get money when they moved into their home instead of at tax time. He will also introduce measures to help homeowners reduce their mortgage payments.

green Party. Green Party leader Annie Paul criticized Canada’s pandemic preparedness during a Campaign closed in Mississauga on Wednesday, saying that steps need to be taken to protect the country from future threats.

She said an intergovernmental task force to coordinate “all elements of the pandemic” to help Canada develop domestic capacity to manufacture pharmaceuticals, maintain an adequate stockpile of personal protective equipment and better prepare against any future pandemic threats. need to create.

people’s party. PPC leader Maxim Bernier on Thursday issued a statement on his party’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He added that if elected, the PPC would focus on protecting the most vulnerable while guaranteeing “Canadians the freedom to make decisions based on informed consent” and “coercion and discrimination” in relation to pandemic health measures. will reject.

His plan includes repealing vaccine mandates or routine testing for federal civil servants and workers, revoking vaccine passports, and opposing “other authoritarian measures imposed by provincial governments.”

Isaac is a reporter based in Toronto.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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