TRUDEAU LIBERALS UNVEIL MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR RE-ELECTION PLATFORM
Sep 01, 2021
By Bob Komsic
Releasing the Liberals re-election platform, which includes $78-billion in new spending on health care, mental health and employment, party leader Justin Trudeau says keeping Canadians ”safe and healthy is job one.”
The platform includes all of the announcements Trudeau’s made to date on $10-a-day child care, housing and climate change.
If Canadians re-elect the Liberals in the election September 20, they promise to pump billions into health care to help clear COVID-19 related surgical backlogs and hire 7,500 doctors, nurse and nurse practioners.
At the centre of the Liberals’ housing plan is a ”first home savings account” that would combine the features of ”an RRSP and a TFSA,” in that money added to the account would go in tax-free and could be withdrawn without any taxes owning on investment gains.
Trudeau accuses Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole of clinging to ”magical thinking” on the economy.
Meanwhile, O’Toole says Trudeau loves making promises.
”He’s had years of announcing and re-announcing the money he plans to spend, but six-years later, he has little to show for it,” the Tory leader adds.
He says his party platform will be released soon.
Even before the Liberals unveiled theirs, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh dismissed the platform, saying the Grits always promise things Canadians will support, but never come through.
”I want to remind folks, the Liberals have taken the strategy again and again, why deliver on things when you can just campaign on it anyways,” adds Singh.
”Why get things done when you can just promise it.”