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MESSAGE FROM STEPHEN HARPER
lnthiseleotion,Canadianswillohoosebetweenprinoipledleader-
shipandopportunism:betweenastablegovernmentandareokless
ooalition:betweenalow-taxplanforjobsandgrowthandahigh-tax
agendathatwillstallourreooverv,killjobs,andsetvouandvour
familvbaok.lt’saolearohoioe,arealohoioe–anditoouldn’tbe
moreimportant.
0urConservative0overnmenthasbeenoonsistent–we’rePerefor
Canada.we’retakingaotionontheprioritiesofCanadianswhowork
hardandplavbvtherules,andwe’resteeringouroountrvthrough
theworstglobaleoonomioreoessionsinoethe1930s.
we’reoreatingjobsnow,andbuildingabrightfutureforourohildren
andgrandohildren.we’resupportingourmenandwomeninuniform
bvprovidingtheequipmentthevneedtodotheirjobs.we’redefend-
ingournationalsovereigntv,andstandingupforourhistorvand
traditions.we’reputtingtherightsofviotimsandlaw-abidingoitizens
aheadoftherightsoforiminals.Andwe’retakingaotiononissuesof
oonoernuniquetoeaohregionoftheoountrv.
Canadaisemergingfromtheglobalreoessionasoneoftheworld’s
top-performingadvanoedeoonomies:throughouttheorisisofthe
pasttwovears,theworldhaslookedtoCanadaasamodeland
inspiration.1hroughourLoonomioAotionPlanwe’remakingthe
neoessarvinvestmentstoproteotCanadiansandtooreatejobsnow,
whilelavingastrongfoundationforlong-termeoonomiogrowth.
0urlow-taxplanishelpingbusinessesoreatejobsinouroommuni-
ties.Andwe’rereduoingtaxesonhard-workingCanadianfamilies,
beoauseweunderstandthathouseholdbudgetsaretight.
Butthereismoretobedone.Nowisnotthetimeforinstabilitv,or
forreokless,opportunistioexperiments.1heglobaleoonomvremains
fragile:andCanadiansremainoonoernedabouttheirjobsandtheir
ohildren’sfuture.0ur0overnmenthasaplantomeettheseohal-
lenges–aplanthatisworking–andweneedtostavtheoourse.
lmmediatelvpriortothiseleotion,onMaroh22
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wepresentedto
Canadiansour2011Budget,theNextPhaseofCanada’sLoonomio
AotionPlan.0urlow-taxplanforjobsandgrowthinoludedpraotioal
measures to oomplete our reooverv and strengthen the tnanoial
seouritvofCanadianworkers,seniors,andfamilies.
unfortunatelvMiohaellgnatieffandhisCoalitionpartners,theNLP
andtheBloo0uébéoois,ohosetorejeotourBudgetandforoean
unneoessarvandopportunistioeleotion.lfre-eleoted,ourConserva-
tive0overnmentwillre-introduoeandimplementtheNextPhaseof
Canada’sLoonomioAotionPlan.
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wewillprovidethesteadvhandneededtokeepproteotingandore-
atingjobsandtooompleteourreoovervfromtheglobalreoession.
we will eliminate the detoit and return to balanoed budgets, without
outtingtransferpavmentstoindividualsortotheprovinoes.Andwe
willtakethenextstepstoseoureourbordersandkeepouroitiesand
oommunities safe. we will foous on tve priorities:
· oreatejobs,throughtraining,trade,andlowtaxes:
· supportfamilies,throughourlamilv1axCut,

andmoresupport
forseniorsandoaregivers:
· eliminate the detoitbv2014-15,bvoontrollingspendingand
outtingwaste:
· makeourstreetssafe,throughnewlawstoproteotohildrenand
theelderlv:and
· standonguardforCanada,bvoraokingdownonhuman
smugglingandstrengtheningtheCanadianArmedloroes.
Canadians faoe a olear ohoioe in this eleotion: between, on one
hand,theopportunistioandreoklessMiohaellgnatieff-ledCoalition,
withitshigh-taxagendathatwouldstallourreooverv,killjobs,and
sethardworkingfamiliesbaok:and,ontheotherhand,prinoipled
leadershipandstable,nationalgovernmentwithourlow-taxplanfor
jobsandgrowth.
0urConservative0overnmentisPereforCanada–aCanadastrong
andfree,aoountrvofopportunitvforall,proudofitshistorvand
oontdent of its future. we ask vou to support and join us in taking
thenextstepsforwardinbuildingthisgreatoountrv,forourohildren
andgrandohildren.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
MESSAGE FROM STEPHEN HARPER 2-3
HERE FOR JOBS AND GROWTH 7
PiringCreditfor3mallBusiness 8
Keeping1axesLowtoCreate1obs 8
Proteoting1obsandPelping0lderworkers 9
3kills1raining0pportunitiesfor3tudents 9
loreignCredentialsLoansforNewCanadians 10
Canada-Luropelree1rade 10
Canada-lndialree1rade 11
Canada-u.3.Perimeter3eouritvandLoonomioCompetitiveness 11
3trategio0atewavsand1radeCorridors 12
Cut Red 1ape: A 0ne-for-0ne Rule 13
1he0ne-3top3hopforLntrepreneursand3mallBusinesses 13
PelpManufaoturerslnvestandCreate1obs 13
3upportforResearohandLevelopment 14
LigitalLoonomv3trategv 15
PromoteCanada’sworld-ClassAerospaoelndustrv 16
3upportCanadianAerospaoe1obs 16
National3hipbuildingProourement3trategv 17
LstablishingaNewAirLxpeditionarvwingatClBBagotville 17
lederal1ourism3trategv 18
3upportingAboriginalLntrepreneurshipand3killsLevelopment 18
Long-1ermPlanforlnfrastruotureRenewal 19
Professional3portslaoilities 19
Canadian3eouritiesRegulator 20
Reaohinga1axParmonizationAgreementwiththe0overnmentof0uebeo 20
HERE TO ELIMINATE THE DEFICIT 22
HERE FOR HARD-WORKING FAMILIES 25
lamilv1axCut 26
LoublingtheChildren’slitness1axCredit 26
Children’sArts1axCredit 27
Adultlitness1axCredit 27
eooLNLR0¥ Retrott-Pomes Program 27
3upportforlamilvCaregivers 27
3upportforLow-lnoome3eniors 28
Loublingthe1ax-lree3avingsAooountLimit 28
PelpingCanadians3aveforRetirement 29
3upportingLmplovment0pportunitiesforCanadianveterans 29
wageLarnerProteotionProgram 30
Renewingthelederal-ProvinoialPealthAooord 30
HERE TO STAND ON GUARD FOR CANADA 32
3trengthentheCanadianArmedloroes 34
CraokLownonPuman3muggling 34
3trengthentheCanadianCoast0uard 35
LeportloreignCriminals 35
Lxtendthe3eouritvlnfrastruotureProgram 36
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ReintroduoeLegislationtoCombat1errorism 36
NationalCounter-1errorism3trategv 36
Arotio 3overeigntv: Completing the Lempster Pighwav 37
Celebrateourviotorvinthewarof1812,and0therNationalMilestones 38
NationalPolooaustMemorial 39
MemorialtoviotimsofCommunism 39
LefendingReligiouslreedom 40
ConservingandProteotingourLnvironment 40
3upportforCleanLnergv 42
3upportforCultureandtheArts 42
3upportforLevelopingCountriesandforMaternal,Newborn,andChildPealth 43
HERE FOR LAW-ABIDING CANADIANS 45
3upportingviotimsofCrime 46
Lrug-lreePrisons 47
Combating Puman 1raftoking 48
Lnding3entenoeLisoountsforMultipleChildPornographvand3ex0ffenoes 48
CraokingLownonLlderAbuse 49
3trengtheningtheLawson3elf-Lefenoe,LefenoeofPropertv,andCitizen’sArrest 49
1aoklingContraband1obaooo 49
ReintroduotionofLaw-and-0rderLegislation 50
HERE FOR COMMUNITIES AND INDUSTRIES 52
Cities,1owns,andRuralCommunities 54
PermanentlundingforMunioipallnfrastruoture 54
3upportingCommunitvPartnershipsandvolunteerism 54
PelpingAt-Risk¥outhAvoid0angsandCriminalAotivitv 55
MoreLootorsandNursesforRuralCommunities 55
Letbrillators in Lverv Pookev Arena in Canada 56
volunteer liretghters 1ax Credit 56
LndthelneffeotiveLong-0unRegistrv 56
PuntingAdvisorvPaneltotheMinisteroftheLnvironment 56
3trengthenPropertvRights 57
lmproveandLxpandCanada’s3nowmobileandReoreational1rails 57
Relooate the Pead 0ftoe of Canada Loonomio Levelopment for 0uebeo Regions 57
Aooordon0uebeo’s0ffshoreResouroes 57
1raditionallndustries 58
LxpandlnternationalMarketsforlarmers 58
Lquivalenovforloodlnputs 59
3upport3upplvManagement 59
CanadianwheatBoard 59
3upportlorestlnnovationandMarketLevelopment 59
LxtendtheMineralLxploration1axCredit 60
3upportforthelishinglndustrv 60
HERE FOR INTEGRITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY 62
3enateReform 62
lairRepresentationinthePouseofCommons 63
lirstNationslinanoial1ransparenov 63
Lndthe3ubsidvofPolitioalParties 64
0pen0overnmentlnitiative 64
COSTING OUR PLAN 65
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HERE FOR JOBS AND GROWTH
OUR GOAL
3inoe we were trst eleoted in 2006, 3tephen Parper's 0overnment
hasbeenimplementingalow-taxplanforjobsandgrowth.
0urgoalsaretoproteotandoreatejobs,improvethetnanoial seou-
ritvofCanadians,andensureafutureofhopeandopportunitvfor
ourohildrenandgrandohildren.
OUR RECORD
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasreduoedthetaxburdenonthe
businessesthatoreatejobsforCanadians.Amongmanvother
things, we:
· reduoedthefederalinoometaxrateforbusinessesofallsizes:
· inoreasedtheamountofinoomesmallbusinessesoanolaim
underthesmallbusinessinoometaxrate:and
· eliminatedthefederaloapitaltaxandtheoorporatesurtax,
toenoouragebusinessestoinvest,expand,andhire
moreworkers.
Asaresult,amongmajoradvanoedeoonomiesCanadanowhasthe
lowestoveralltaxrateonnewbusinessinvestment(previouslvwe
hadoneofthehighest):andbv2012,wewillhavetheloweststatu-
torvoorporateinoometaxrate.
1ogethertheseohangesareproviding a signitoant advantage for
Canadaintheglobaleoonomv,supportingjobsandopportunitvright
hereathome,nowandforthelongterm.wearehelpingCanadian
businessestoinvestandinnovate,togrowandoreatenewjobs.
lnresponsetotheglobalreoession,wehavetakenstrongaotionto
proteotandoreatejobs,andtohelpthosewhohavelosttheirjobsto
tnd good new positions. we:
· helpedkeepCanadiansworking,bvenhanoingthe
work-3haringprogram–overthelasttwovears,almost
280,000Canadianjobswereproteotedasaresult:
· mademajorinvestmentsinskillsupgradingandnew
opportunitiesforolderworkers,apprentioes,andvouth:
· helpedoreatenewjobsthroughthelargestfederalinvestment
in infrastruoture in more than 60 vears, and put Canadians to
workonmorethan28,500projeotsfromooasttoooastto
ooast:and
· enoouragedbusinessestokeephiring,bvfreezingLmplovment
lnsuranoepremiumsfortwovears.
3inoe1ulv2009,theCanadianeoonomvhasoreatedmorethan
480,000newjobs–morethanwerelostduringthereoession.
Approximatelv75peroentofthesearefull-timejobs.
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1heunemplovmentrateinCanadaisnowafullperoentagepoint
lowerthanintheu.3.,thelargestgapinCanada’sfavourinnearlv
threedeoades.
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ButweremainoonoernedaboutthenumberofCanadianslooking
forwork.weneedtokeepproteotingandoreatingjobsnow,and
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current as of Aprì| 1. 2011.
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3inoe1ulv2009,emplovmenthasinoreased
bvover480,000,morethanoffsetting
allofthejobslostduringthereoession
lntheu.3.,8.8millionjobs
werelostduringthereoession
whileonlv1.3millionjobs
havebeenreooupedsinoethe
troughreaohedinlebruarv2010.
2011 2007 2008 2009 2010
3ouroes:3tatistios Canada,u.3.Bureau of Labour 3tatistios
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lavingthefoundationforlong-termprosperitvandeoonomiogrowth.
OUR PLAN
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasalow-taxplanforjobsandgrowth
–aplanthatisworking.
Are-eleoted3tephenParper0overnmentwillnotraisetaxeson
Canadianoonsumersandfamilies,andwewillnotraisethetaxrate
onthebusinessesthatoreatejobsforCanadians.
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wewillstavtheooursewithourlow-taxplanforjobsandgrowth.we
willkeephelpingoreatejobs, through:
· training–providingskillstrainingforCanadianswhoareout
ofwork:
· trade–expandingopportunitiesforCanadianbusinessesinthe
world’sfastest-growingmarkets:and
· lowtaxes–keepingtaxeslow,toallowbusinessestoinvest,
expand,andhiremoreworkers.
Pereiswhatare-eleoted3tephenParper0overnmentwilldoto
aohievethesegoals.
HIRING CREDIT FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Canada’sunemplovmentrateisnowafullperoentagepointlower
thanintheu.3.,thelargestgapinCanada’sfavourinnearlv
threedeoades.
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ButweremainoonoernedaboutthenumberofCanadianslooking
forwork.1heglobalreoovervremainsfragile,andmanvbusinesses
arereluotanttoinvestandtohire.
3mallbusinessesaretheengineofjoboreationinCanada.1oen-
oouragethemtohirenewemplovees,wewillprovideaPiringCredit
for3mallBusiness–aone-vearLlbreakforsome525,000Cana-
diansmallbusinesses.
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KEEPING TAXES LOW TO CREATE JOBS
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenstrongaotiontoenoourage
long-termjoboreationandeoonomiogrowth.Asaresultofourtax-
relief measures to date:
· Canadanowhasthelowestoveralltaxrateonnewbusiness
investmentamongmajoradvanoedeoonomies:
· wearewellonourwavtomakingCanadathebestplaoeinthe
worldinwhiohtodobusiness–andthatmeansmoregoodnew
jobsforCanadians:and
· bv2012Canada’sstatutorvoorporateinoometaxratewillbe
the lowest in the 0-7 - a signitoant advantage for Canada in
theglobaleoonomv,supportingjobsandopportunitvrighthere
athomeforourohildrenandgrandohildren.
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1opreservethisadvantageforCanada,are-eleoted3tephenParper
0overnmentwillnotraisethetaxrateonthebusinessesthatoreate
jobsforCanadians.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION’S
HIGH-TAX AGENDA
In stark contrast to 5tephen Parper's |ow-tax
p|an for [obs and erowth. the Ienatìeff-|ed Uoa|ì-
tìon wìth the NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs has a
hìeh-tax aeenda that wou|d sta|| our recovery.
kì|| [obs. and set hard-workìne famì|ìes back.
MICHAEL IGNATIEFF HAS:
· refused to ru|e out raìsìne the U51.
· supported a tax on ìPods:
· wì|| raìse LI premìums by 35 percent -
more than $ 4 bì||ìon per year - to pay for
the Uoa|ìtìon's "45-day work year": and
· has vowed to ìmpose a $6-bì||ìon tax
hìke on the busìnesses that create [obs
for Uanadìans.
Lxperts estìmate Mìchae| Ienatìeff's $6-bì||ìon
tax hìke a|one wou|d kì|| 200.000 Uanadìan [obs.
Pìs $4-bì||ìon LI premìum ìncrease wì|| kì|| thou-
sands more. and prevent sma|| busìnesses. the
eneìne of our economy. from creatìne new [obs.
ßut the Ienatìeff-|ed Uoa|ìtìon wou|d ìmpose
these burdens reeard|ess. to ìmp|ement reck|ess
po|ìcìes that faì|ed Uanada decades aeo. raìsìne
taxes to pay for eovernment spendìne we
can't afford.
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Uurrent as of Aprì| 1. 2011.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION
wìth the NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs
measure to he|p create [obs for Uanadìans. when
they opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast
month. and chose ìnstead to force an unneces-
sary and opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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KEEPING TAXES LOW TO CREATE JOBS
As a resu|t of our tax-re|ìef measures to date. by
2012 Uanada's statutory corporate ìncome tax
rate wì|| be the |owest ìn the U-1 - a sìenìñcant
advantaee for Uanada ìn the e|oba| economy.
supportìne [obs and opportunìty rìeht here at
home for our chì|dren and erandchì|dren.
5tephen Parper's eovernment has buì|t thìs
advantaee for Uanada ìn co||aboratìon wìth the
provìnces - ìnc|udìne Lìbera|. NUP. and Uonser-
vatìve provìncìa| eovernments. 1hìs achìevement
ìs based on a strone consensus: that reducìne
taxes on the busìnesses that create [obs for Ua-
nadìans ìs necessary for our |one-term prosperìty
and economìc erowth.
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PROTECTING JOBS AND HELPING OLDER WORKERS
whentheglobalreoessionhit,3tephenParper’s0overnmenttook
strong aotion to:
· proteotandoreatejobs:and
· providenewskills-trainingopportunitiestohelpCanadianswho
lost their jobs to tnd good new emplovment.
Butworkersinsomeoommunitiesandindustriesremainoonoerned
abouttheriskoflavoffs.Andweremainoonoernedaboutthenum-
berofCanadianswhoareoutofwork–espeoiallvolderworkers
intransitionwhomavneedspeoialhelptoupgradetheirskillsand
re-entertheworkforoe.
1o address these oonoerns, we will:
· oontinuehelpingbusinessestoretainemploveesandtokeep
Canadiansworking,bvenhanoingthework-3haringprogram
onoeagain,and
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· oontinuehelpingworkersintransition,bvextendingthe
1argetedlnitiativefor0lderworkers–theprogramhas
proved suooessful in helping partioipants tnd new jobs,
andmostimportant,inhelpingolderworkersregainthe
dignitvofemplovmentandoontinueprovidingforthemselves
andtheirfamilies.
Also,torespeottherightofolderworkerstodeoidetheoourseof
theiroareers,wewillprohibitfederallv-regulatedemploversfrom
settingamandatorvretirementage.
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SKILLS TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
whilethepreviousLiberalgovernmentslashedtransferpavments
forhighereduoation,3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasinoreased
transferpavmentssubstantiallv.
wehavealsotakenaotiontoprovidegreatersupportforCanadian
students. Among other things, we:
· establishedtheCanada3tudent0rantsProgramforlow-and
middle-inoomestudents,part-timestudents,studentswith
dependents,andstudentswithpermanentdisabilities:
· madesoholarshipsandbursariestax-free,introduoedatax
oreditfortextbooks,andinoreasedinvestmentsinthe
Canada0raduate3oholarshipsProgram:
· introduoed greater texibilitv in the repavment of student loans:
· establishedthe1radesperson’s1oolLeduotionandthe
Apprentioeship1obCreation1axCredit:
· providedanumberofenhanoementstoRegisteredLduoation
3avingsPlans:and
· inoreasedsupportfortheCanada3ummer1obsProgram.
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the NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed these
measures to protect [obs and he|p o|der workers.
when they opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet
|ast month. and chose ìnstead to force an
unnecessary and opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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Canadianstudentsarethefutureleadersofouroountrv.3tephen
Parper’s0overnmentwilltakefurtheraotiontosupportthemintheir
eduoation. we will:
· extendsupportfortheCanada¥outhBusinessloundation,
whiohprovidesloansandmentoringtovoungentrepreneurs:
· enhanoetheCanada3tudentLoansProgramforpart-time
students,torespondtoinoreaseddemandforassistanoein
oareertransitionthroughpost-seoondarveduoation:
· doubletheworkexemptionforCanada3tudentLoans,toallow
students to benett more from part-time emplovment:
· establish30lndustrialResearohChairsatoollegesand
polvteohnios,toprovidenewopportunitiesforoollegestudents
tointeraotwithoutting-edgeresearohers:and
· supportresearohpartnershipsbetweenoollegeanduniversitv
researohersandstudents,throughCanada’sresearohgranting
oounoils.
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As0uebeodoesnotpartioipateintheCanada3tudentLoanPro-
gram,are-eleoted3tephenParper0overnmentwillworkoloselvwith
the0overnmentof0uebeotoimplementthesemeasuresinaman-
nerthatrespeotsitsjurisdiotion.
FOREIGN CREDENTIALS LOANS FOR NEW CANADIANS
Canadaisfortunatetoattraothard-workingimmigrantsfromaround
theworld,eagertoearnabetterlifefortheirfamiliesandtooontrib-
utetoCanadiansooietv.
Butobstaolesinthereoognitionofforeignoredentialsoanmakeit
hard for them to tnd a suitable job. And for those who need to up-
grade their skills for use in Canada, it's diftoult to qualifv for existing
programsorprivateloans.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasinvestednewfundstoimple-
mentaoommonapproaohtoforeignoredentialsreoognitionaoross
Canada, and established the loreign Credentials Referral 0ftoe.
Butmoreisneeded.1obuildonouraotionssofar,wewillprovide
loansforreoentimmigrantstohelppavforskillstrainingandao-
oreditation.
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1his new measure will make it easier for new Canadians to tnd jobs
thattakefulladvantageoftheirexperienoeandexpertise,andhelp
themtooontributefullvtothegrowthoftheCanadianeoonomv.
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CANADA-EUROPE FREE TRADE
Canadaisoneoftheworld’sgreattradingnations.0neinthree
Canadianjobsisdireotlvorindireotlvdependentonexports.
1he North Amerioan lree 1rade Agreement has benettted Canada
enormouslv,buttheoontinuingeoonomioohallengesintheu.3.
showtheneedtokeepexpandingouraooesstoforeignmarkets.
1ooreatemorejobsandopportunitiesforCanadians,3tephen
Parper's 0overnment has:
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth
the NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed these
measures to he|p Uanadìan students. when they
opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month.
and chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to he|p new Uanadìans ñnd eood [obs. when they
opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month.
and chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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WELCOMING NEW CANADIANS
5tephen Parper's Uovernment has we|comed the
hìehest |eve|s of ìmmìeratìon to Uanada ìn more
than 50 years. to he|p keep our economy strone.
We are:
· attractìne more skì||ed economìc ìmmìerants
better matched to our |abour-market
needs: and
· we|comìne more eovernment- and prìvate|y-
sponsored refueees.
1o he|p new Uanadìans. amone other thìnes
we have:
· cut the Pìeht of Landìne Iee for new
ìmmìerants ìn ha|f. savìne a famì|y of four
more than $2.000:
· passed a |aw to crack down on crooked
ìmmìeratìon consu|tants who exp|oìt
prospectìve ìmmìerants and undermìne the
ìnteerìty of our ìmmìeratìon system:
· ìncreased support for new ìmmìerants to eet
sett|ed ìn Uanada:
· ìnvested new funds and co||aborated wìth
the provìnces and terrìtorìes to ìmp|ement
a common approach to foreìen credentìa|s
recoenìtìon across Uanada: and
· estab|ìshed the Ioreìen Uredentìa|s Peferra|
0fñce. to provìde ìnteerated and authorìtatìve
ìnformatìon on foreìen credentìa|s
for newcomers.
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· signednewtradeagreementswitheightoountries–Panama,
1ordan,Colombia,Peru,loeland,Lieohtenstein,Norwavand
3witzerland–andweareinnegotiationswithmanvmore:and
· mademajorstepsforwardintraderelationswithChina.
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weaimtobuildonthiswithanhistorionewtradeagreementbe-
tweenCanadaandtheLuropeanunion,theworld’slargestsingle
market.wewillaimtooompletenegotiationsonaCanada-Lulree
1radeAgreementbv2012.
CANADA-INDIA FREE TRADE
Canada is well positioned to benett from inoreased trade with
lndia–oneoftheworld’sfastestgrowingandlargesteoonomies,
withonebillionoustomers–buildingonthepersonaltiesandbusi-
nessexpertiseofourlargelndo-Canadianoommunitv.
3inoe taking oftoe in 2006, 3tephen Parper's 0overnment has made
itaprioritvtorevitalizeCanada’srelationshipwiththegreatnationof
lndia.lorexample,tohelpCanadianbusinessesgaingreateraooess
to this oruoial, growing market, we have:
· opened three new trade oftoes in lndia:
· signedaCivilNuolearCooperationAgreement:and
· in2010PrimeMinister3tephenParperandlndia’s
PrimeMinisterManmohan3inghlaunohednegotiationson
aoomprehensiveeoonomiopartnershipbetweenCanada
andlndia.
wewillaimtooompletenegotiationsonaCanada-lndialree1rade
Agreementin2013.
1hesetwolree1radeAgreementsbetweenCanadaandtheLuand
CanadaandlndiawillgiveCanadianbusinessesgreateraooessto
marketstotallingmorethan1.7billionpeoplewithaoombined0LP
of$20trillion,oreatingthousandsofjobsforCanadians.
CANADA-U.S. PERIMETER SECURITY AND
ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS
1oproteotandoreatejobsforCanadians,wemustproteotand
strengthenourtraderelationshipwiththeunited3tates.
Laohoountrvistheother’slargestexportmarket,andourtwo
eoonomies are highlv integrated. 0ne in tve Canadian jobs is linked
totradewiththeu.3.:andtheu.3.dependsonCanadaasitslargest,
mostseoure,moststable,andfriendliestsupplierofenergv.
lnadditiontooureoonomiopartnership,inthepost-9/11world
Canadaandtheunited3tatesfaoeoommonseouritvthreats.
1oproteotoureoonomvandouroountrv,3tephenParper’s0overn-
menthastakenaotiontomakeourbordersmoreseoure,whilekeep-
ingthemopentolegitimatetradeandtravel.Butmoreisneeded.
lorthisreason,earlierthisvearPrimeMinister3tephenParperand
PresidentBaraok0bamaannounoedthatCanadaandtheunited
3tates will work together to tnd new wavs to out regulatorv barriers
tooross-bordertradeandtraveltoimproveoompetitiveness,while
exoludingterroristsandoriminalswhoposeathreattobothooun-
tries,foousingonsharedinformation,jointplanning,andoompatible
prooeduresandinspeotionteohnologv.
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PERIMETER SECURITY AND ECONOMIC
COMPETITIVENESS
0n Iebruary 4. 2011. Prìme Mìnìster 5tephen
Parper and Presìdent ßarack 0bama announced
the Uec|aratìon on a 5hared vìsìon for Perìmeter
5ecurìty and Lconomìc Uompetìtìveness.
1he Uec|aratìon out|ìnes the deve|opment of a
[oìnt p|an of actìon ìn four areas:
· addressìne threats ear|y:
· trade facì|ìtatìon. economìc erowth. and [obs:
· ìnteerated cross-border |aw enforcement: and
· crìtìca| ìnfrastructure and cyber-securìty.
1o beeìn rea|ìzìne the eoa|s of the Uec|aratìon.
Prìme Mìnìster Parper and Presìdent 0bama
a|so announced two hìeh-|eve| bì|atera| eroups:
· the ßeyond the ßorder Workìne Uroup. to
propose a [oìnt p|an of actìon and oversee ìts
ìmp|ementatìon: and
· the Peeu|atory Uooperatìon Uouncì|. to
reduce red tape for busìnesses.
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EXPANDING CANADA’S
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
In the ñve years sìnce we were ñrst e|ected to
ofñce. 5tephen Parper's eovernment has sìened
new trade aereements wìth eìeht countrìes. and
we are ìn neeotìatìons wìth many more.
In contrast. durìne ìts 13 years ìn power. the
prevìous Lìbera| eovernment sìened on|y three
new trade aereements.
Iortunate|y. under 5tephen Parper's
eovernment. we are quìck|y makìne up for
|ost tìme. openìne new markets for Uanadìan
busìnesses and creatìne eood new [obs for
Uanadìan workers.
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Assovereignoountries,wewilltakeaotiontoadvanoeouroommon
interests.wewillnotreplaoeoreliminatetheborder:butwherepos-
siblewewillstreamlineanddeoongestit.
1heresultwillbegreaterseouritv,oontinuedeoonomiogrowth,and
morejobsforCanadiansinthevearstooome.
STRATEGIC GATEWAYS AND TRADE CORRIDORS
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasworkedhardtoopennew
marketsforCanadianbusinesses,tohelporeatejobsand
long-termeoonomiogrowth.
Atthesametime,weareensuringCanadaisreadvtomakethemost
ofthesenewopportunities,andtotakeadvantageofourposition
inglobalsupplvohains,bvinvestingintradeandtransportationinfra-
struoture.wearedevelopingstrategiogatewavsandtradeoorridors
inCanadatoprovidethebestlinksbetweenNorthAmerioaandAsia,
3outhAmerioa,Lurope,and3outhAsia,andwithintheNorthAmeri-
oanmarketitself.
PerearesomeexamplesofouraotionssofarinsupportofCanada’s
strategio gatewavs:
· twinningthe3imonlraserBridgeinPrinoe0eorge,B.C.:
· twinningthe1rans-CanadaPighwavthroughBanff:
· opening the Pitt River Bridge to trafto in B.C.'s Lower Mainland:
· investinginrepairstotheChamplainBridgeandotherkev
bridgesandrelatedinfrastruoture:
· supportingtheexpansionandrenewalof0uebeoCitv’s
1ean-LesagelnternationalAirport:
· providingsubstantialsupportforthewindsor-LssexParkwav,
theextensionofPighwav401inwindsor:
· workingtoadvanoetheoonstruotionofanew
internationalbridgeinthewindsor-Letroittradeoorridor—
among other things, bv extending tnanoing to projeot
oomponentsinMiohigan:
· makingpossibletheremovaloftollsonthe3aint1ohn
ParbourBridge,andpledgingsupportfortherefurbishment
oftheBridge:
· investinginrunwavimprovements/extensionsatlrederioton
lnternationalAirport,0reaterMonotonlnternationalAirport,and
Palifax 3tanteld lnternational Airport: and
· investinginimprovementstothe1rans-CanadaPighwavon
PLl,theexpansionoftheCharlottetownAirportterminal,and
measures to enhanoe safetv and improve trafto tow on the
ConfederationBridge.
1o build on our aotions so far, we will:
· oomplete the implementation of our Asia-Paoito 0atewav and
Corridorlnitiative:
· buildontheMemorandumofunderstandingtodevelopan
0ntario-0uebeoContinental0atewavand1radeCorridor
3trategv:and
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· implementtheAtlantio0atewavand1radeCorridor3trategv,to
promoteandstrengthenthisoruoialpartofCanada’stradeand
transportationinfrastruoture.
CUT RED TAPE: A ONE-FOR-ONE RULE
3mallandmedium-sizedbusinessesareoruoialtooureoonomv–
thevemplovthemajoritvofCanadiansandoreatemorejobsthan
anvotherseotor.Butthemoretimeandmonevthev’reforoedto
spendongovernmentpaperwork,thelesstimeandmonevthevhave
tooreatejobsinouroommunities.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenaotiontooutredtape.
we have:
· reduoedthepaperworkburdenonsmallbusinessesbv
20peroent:and
· launohedtheRed1apeReduotionCommission,madeup
ofentrepreneursandMembersofParliament,toidentifv
additionalmeasurestoreduoebureauoratioobstaoles
tojoboreation.
Nowwe’lltakethenextsteps.wewilllegislatea0ne-for-0neRule
–evervtimethegovernmentproposesanewregulation,itmust
eliminateanexistingone:andwewillgivetheMinisterof3tatefor
3mallBusinessand1ourismresponsibilitvtoensuredepartments
followthenewrule.
1herulewillbedesignedtomaintainthehigheststandardsinall
areas,inoludinghealthandsafetv,whilepromotingaoultureshiftin
government,infavouroftheneedsofCanadiansmallbusinesses.
THE ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND
SMALL BUSINESSES
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasmadeiteasierforentrepreneurs
tostartorexpandtheirbusinesses,throughourstrongsupportfor
BizPaL–anonlineservioeprovidingstreamlined,oustomized“one-
stopshopping”forinformationonallpermitsandlioenoesthatmav
berequiredbvthefederal,provinoial,andmunioipalgovernments.
Beoauseofoursupport,BizPaLisnowavailableinthemajoritvof
Canadianmunioipalities,makingiteasierforsmallbusinessesto
getstartedandtogrow,andtooreatejobsforCanadians.
wewillprovidepermanentsupportforBizPaL,tohelpextendthis
usefultooltoevenmoreoommunitiesaorosstheoountrv.
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HELP MANUFACTURERS INVEST AND CREATE JOBS
3inoe 2006, 3tephen Parper's 0overnment has taken strong aotion
toproteotandoreatemanufaoturingjobsinCanada.
ln2009and2010wetookaotiontoeliminatetariffsonmaohinerv
andequipmentandonproduotioninputs.1hiswillgiveCanadathe
status of being the trst 020 oountrv to beoome a tariff-free zone
formanufaoturers.
ltwillhelpourmanufaoturerstoinvestandinnovate,espeoiallv
small-andmedium-sizedmanufaoturers.ltwillhelpkeepjobsin
Canada,andoreatenewjobsforCanadiansforvearstooome.
lnaddition,beforetheglobalreoession3tephenParper’s0overn-
mentallowedaooeleratedCapitalCostAllowanoetreatmentfor
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to he|p Uanadìan sma|| busìnesses. when they
opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month.
and chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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investmentsinmaohinervandequipment,toenoouragemanufaotur-
erstoretoolandstavoompetitive.
whenthereoessionhitCanada,weextendedthemeasure,tohelp
businessesgrowandoreatejobs.Buttheglobalreoovervremains
fragile,andmanvCanadianbusinessesarereluotanttoinvestand
tohire.
wewillhelpaddressthisproblem,bvextendingthe50-peroent
straight-lineaooeleratedCapitalCostAllowanoerateformanufaotur-
ingorprooessingmaohinervandequipment,bvanadditional
twovears.
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SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasprovidedstrongsupportfor
researohanddevelopment.0urgoalistopromoteinnovation–
andultimatelvtohelporeategoodnewjobsandfosterlong-term
eoonomiogrowth.
Among other things, we have:
· madesubstantialnewinvestmentsinresearohand
developmentthroughCanada’sresearohgrantingoounoils:
· establishedtheCanadaLxoellenoeResearohChairsProgram,
toattraotandretaintheworld’stopresearohers:
· establishedthevanierCanada0raduate3oholarshipsandthe
BantingPostdootorallellowships,toattraotandretainthe
brightestmindsfromCanadaandaroundtheworld:
· providednewfundstotheNationalResearohCounoil’s
lndustrialResearohAssistanoeProgram,toexpandits
initiativesforsmall-andmedium-sizedenterprises:
· establishedthe3trategioAerospaoeandLefenoelnitiativeto
supportexoellenoeinCanadianresearohanddevelopmentin
aerospaoeanddefenoe:and
· supported leading-edge Canadian soientito endeavours
throughorganizationssuohastheCanadian3paoeAgenov,
theRiokPansenloundation,andthelnstitutefor
0uantumComputing.
Buildingonoursupportforworld-olassresearoh,are-eleoted
3tephen Parper 0overnment will make new investments to:
· establish10additionalCanadaLxoellenoeResearohChairs:
· supporttheoutstandingworkofthelnstitutnationald’optique
in the telds of optios and photonios:
· investinstrengtheningthePerimeterlnstitute’spositionasa
world-leadingresearohoentrefortheoretioalphvsios:and
· leveragefundingtosupportBrainCanada’seffortstodevelop
newdiagnostios,treatmentsandouresforbraindisorders,
inoludingAlzheimer’sdisease.
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ln2010welaunohedanindependentexpertpaneltooonduota
oomprehensivereviewofallfederalbusinessresearohanddevelop-
mentinitiativesandtoreoommendwavstoensureourinvestments
deliverresults.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth
the NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed these
measures to support research and deve|opment.
when they opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet
|ast month. and chose ìnstead to force an unnec-
essary and opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to he|p Uanadìan manufacturers. when they
opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month.
and chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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wewilltake aotion on the tndings of the Researoh and Levelopment
ReviewPanel,whenitsubmitsitsreportlaterthisvear.
DIGITAL ECONOMY STRATEGY
ln20073tephenParper’s0overnmentannounoedthe3oienoeand
1eohnologv3trategv.
1he3trategvisdesignedtobuildonCanada’sadvantagesinthe
globaleoonomvbvenoouragingprivate-seotorinvestmentinresearoh
anddevelopmentandenrolmentinuniversitvsoienoeandengineer-
ingprograms–withthegoaloforeatinggoodnewjobsandahigher
qualitvoflifeforCanadians.
ln2010weoonsultedexpertsandbusinesspeopleonpositioning
Canadatoseizetheopportunitiespresentedbvnewinformationand
oommunioationsteohnologies.0urpurposeistobuildonouraotions
so far in this area - for example:
· ourplantoextendbroadbandooverageto200,000additional
householdsinruralandremoteregions:and
· oursuooessfuleffortstoinoreaseoompetitionandohoioeand
toloweroostsforwirelessoonsumers.
Laterthisspring,are-eleoted3tephenParper0overnmentwillan-
nounoeandbeginimplementingaLigitalLoonomv3trategv,fooused
on tve priorities:
· buildingworld-olassdigitalinfrastruoture:
· enoouragingbusinessestoadoptdigitalteohnologies:
· supportingdigitalskillsdevelopment:
· fosteringthegrowthofCanadianoompaniessupplvingdigital
teohnologiestoglobalmarkets:and
· oreatingmade-in-Canadaoontentaorossallplatforms,tobring
Canadatotheworld.
1o aohieve these goals, among other speoito aotions we will:
· supportoollaborativeprojeotsbetweenoollegesandsmall-and
medium-sizedbusinessestoaooeleratetheadoptionofinfo-
mationandoommunioationsteohnologies:
· promoteenrolmentinpost-seoondarvsoienoe,teohnologv,
engineeringandmathematiosprograms:and
· buildCanada’sdigitaloontentthroughadditionalsupportfor
theCanadaMedialund.
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A3tephenParper-ledmajoritv0overnmentwillalsoreintroduoeand
passtheCopyright Modernization Act,akevpillarinouroommitment
tomakeCanadaaleaderintheglobaldigitaleoonomv.
1hisbalanoed,oommonsenselegislationreoognizesthepraotioal
prioritiesofteaohers,students,artists,families,andteohnologv
oompanies,amongothers,whilealigningCanadawithinternational
standards.ltrespeotsboththerightsoforeatorsandtheinterests
ofoonsumers.
ltwillensurethatCanada’soopvrightlawwillberesponsiveinafast-
ohangingdigitalworld,whileproteotingandoreatingjobs,promoting
innovation,andattraotinginvestmenttoCanada.
Also,aspartofthenextwirelessspeotrumauotion,wewillsetaside
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION
wìth the NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed these
measures to create eood [obs ìn the dìeìta|
economy. when they opposed 5tephen Parper's
ßudeet |ast month. and chose ìnstead to force
an unnecessary and opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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speotrumforemergenovresponders.
PROMOTE CANADA’S WORLD-CLASS AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
Canada's export-oriented aerospaoe industrv - the tfth largest in the
world–emplovsmorethan80,000Canadiansinwell-paid,highlv-
skilledjobsinalmostevervregionoftheoountrv.ltisalsooneof
thetopinvestorsinindustrialresearohanddevelopment–high-teoh
innovationthatattraotstalenttoCanadaandoreatesmoregoodnew
jobsforCanadians.
1osupportthisworld-olassCanadianindustrv,3tephenParper’s
0overnment has:
· establishedthe3trategioAerospaoeandLefenoelnitiative,
toleverageprivate-seotorinvestmentinresearohanddevelop-
mentinthisimportantandgrowingseotorofoureoonomv:and
· helpedmaintainandoreatejobsintheindustrvinevervregion
oftheoountrvthroughourinvestmentsinre-equippingthe
CanadianArmedloroes.
ButthevastmajoritvoftheCanadianaerospaoeindustrv’solients
areoivilian,andmorethan80peroentofitsrevenuesoomefrom
exports.lnfaot,theindustrvisCanada’sleadingexporterof
advanoedteohnologv.
1hroughaoonsultativeprooessinvolvingtheAerospaoelndustries
Assooiation of Canada and their member trms, we will oonduot a
oomprehensivereviewofpolioiesandprogramstodevelopafederal
poliovframeworktomaximizetheoompetitivenessofCanada’saero-
spaoeandspaoeindustrv.
wewillalsoensurestablefundingisprovidedforthe3trategioAero-
spaoeandLefenoelnitiative.
SUPPORT CANADIAN AEROSPACE JOBS
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasprovidedstrongsupportforjobs
inCanada’sworld-olassaerospaoeindustrv.
Amongotherthings,wehaveoommittedtopurohasingthe
next-generation tghter jet, the l-35 - a neoessarv and responsible
investmenttore-equipCanada’sairforoeandtostrengthen
Canadiansovereigntv.
1hepreviousLiberalgovernmentinvestedinthedevelopmentofthe
l-35,andwesupportedthedeoision,beoauseitwasandisthebest
optionforCanada.
ButnowMiohaellgnatieffandhisCoalitionpartners,theNLPand
Bloo0uébéoois,havepromisedtosorapit–areoklessandirrespon-
sible promise whioh would saoritoe $12 billion in possible eoonomio
benetts aoross the oountrv, and kill thousands of Canadian jobs.
Are-eleoted3tephenParper0overnmentwillfollowthroughonthe
purohaseofthel-35,tostrengthentheCanadianArmedloroesand
tosupportthousandsofjobsforCanadianaerospaoeworkersaoross
theoountrv.
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NATIONAL SHIPBUILDING PROCUREMENT STRATEGY
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenstrongaotiontoprovide
theCanadianArmedloroestheequipmentthevneedtoproteotand
defendouroountrv–andinsodoingwearesupportingandoreating
well-paid,highlvskilledjobsaorosstheoountrv.
ln2010weannounoedtheNational3hipbuildingProourement
3trategv,tore-equipthenavvandtheCanadianCoast0uard.
1he 3trategv will:
· bringprediotabilitvtofederalshipproourementandeliminate
ovolesofboomandbust:
· helprevitalizeCanadianshipvards:and
· supportthebroaderCanadianmarineindustrvand
itssuppliers.
1he3trategvwasdevelopedafteroonsultationswithindustrv
stakeholders.ltisdesignedtopromoteopportunitiesforshipvards
andotherbusinessesaorosstheoountrv,inoludingsmallbusiness-
es,whilereduoingproduotionoostsandensuringthebestvalue
fortaxpavers.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasalreadvtakenaotiontobegin
re-equipping the navv and the Coast 0uard. lor example, we have:
· oommittedtoinvestinnewArotiopatrolships:and
· startedplanningforthelaunohofanewpolar-olassioebreaker,
the1ohn0.Liefenbaker.
wewilloompletetheimplementationoftheNational3hipbuilding
Proourement3trategv,toensureourmenandwomeninuniform
havethetoolsthevneedtodotheirjob,andtooreategoodjobsin
high-teohindustriesaorossCanada.
ESTABLISHING A NEW AIR EXPEDITIONARY WING
AT CFB BAGOTVILLE
Aspartofour0overnment’soommitmenttostrengthenthemilitarv
andoreatejobsinallregionsoftheoountrv,weremainoommittedto
establishinganewairexpeditionarvwingatClBBagotville.
1henewexpeditionarvwingwillenhanoetheCanadianArmed
loroes’abilitvtorespondquioklvanddeoisivelvtodomestioorinter-
nationalneeds.Andthegrowthinthenumberofmilitarvfamilieswill
oreatejobsandgrowthinthe3aguenavregion.
we will:
· takeaotiontoestablishanewairexpeditionarvwingbeforethe
endof2011:and
· followthroughonouroommitmenttostation550personnelat
Bagotvilleforthispurposebv2015.
1obegintoimplementtheseoommitments,wewillstation250per-
sonnelatBagotvillebvtheendof2011.Lependingonanvdemands
plaoedontheairforoe–suohasthealliedoperationsinLibva,the
MiddleLast,orCentralAsia–ifneoessarvthisdeadlinemavbe
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extendedintoearlv2012.
FEDERAL TOURISM STRATEGY
Canada’stourismindustrvisanimportantpillarofour
eoonomv, and provides approximatelv 650,000 jobs for Canadians.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenaotiontosupportthis
seotor, through:
· majorinvestmentstoupgradeinfrastruotureinour
NationalParksandNationalPistorio3itesofCanada:
· oursuooessfuleffortstogainApprovedLestination3tatus
toattraottouristsfromChina–aohangewhiohCanadian
governmentshadsoughtformorethanadeoade,providing
ahugeboosttotheCanadiantourismindustrv:and
· strongsupportforthevanoouver20100lvmpioand
Paralvmpiowinter0ames–aspeotaoularsuooesswhioh
provedonoeagainthatCanadaisoneoftheworld’sgreat
touristdestinations.
ButCanadaisfaoinginoreasinglvstiffoompetitionintheglobal
tourismmarket.wewillbuildonoureffortstoattraotmorevisitors
toCanada,andtoenoourageCanadianstoexploreourown
magnitoent oountrv.
wewillannounoeandimplementalederal1ourism3trategv,toen-
sureoonsultationandoollaborationamongallindustrvstakeholders,
inoludingsmall-businessoperators,whoformthebaokboneofthe
Canadiantourismindustrv.
lnaddition,wewillinvestinpromotingeventsoonneotedtothe100th
anniversariesoftheCalgarv3tampedeandthe0revCup,in2012.
wewillalsosupporttheoommemorationofupoomingmilestonesin
Canadianhistorv,drawingvisitorsfromabroad–andenoouraging
Canadians to enjov and appreoiate our own magnitoent oountrv.
we will invest in oelebrating:
· thebioentennialofthewarof1812:
· PerMajestv’sLiamond1ubilee,in2012:
· the150
1P
anniversarvoftheCharlottetownConferenoe,
in2014:
· thebioentennialofthebirthof3ir1ohnA.Maodonald,
in2015:and
· the150thanniversarvofConfederation,in2017.
SUPPORTING ABORIGINAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenstrongaotionto
supportnewopportunitiesandahigherqualitvoflifeforCanada’s
Aboriginalpeoples.
1hroughCanada’sLoonomioAotionPlan,wehavemadesubstantial
investments in:
· betterinfrastruotureinlirstNationsoommunities–inoluding
newandbetterhousing,sohools,drinking-waterandwaste-
watersvstems,andhealthandpolioeinfrastruoture:and
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· expandedAboriginalskillsandtrainingopportunities.
wealsoestablishedanewstand-aloneregionaldevelopmentagen-
ov,CanNor,topromoteeoonomiodevelopmentinCanada’sNorth.
we will build on these aotions, bv:
· providingnewinvestmentsinlirstNationsLandManagement,
allowinglirstNationstopromotethedevelopmentoftheirre
servelandsandresouroes–apoliovwhiohhasalreadvledto
newgreaterinvestmentonreservelandsandmorejob
opportunitiesforbothAboriginalsandnon-Aboriginals:
· expandingadultbasioeduoationprogrammingintheterritories,
whiohwillhelpinoreaseeduoationandemplovmentlevels
amongAboriginalsintheNorth:
· supportingenvironmentalsafetvupgradestothefueltanksthat
poweressentialoommunitvinfrastruotureinmanvremoteand
rurallirstNationsoommunities:and
· promotingthedeplovmentofoleanenergvteohnologiesin
AboriginalandNorthernoommunities.
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LONG-TERM PLAN FOR INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenhistorioaotionin
oollaborationwiththeprovinoesandmunioipalitiestomodernize
Canada’sinfrastruoture,tooreatejobs,andtosupportlong-term
eoonomio growth:
· in2007weestablishedtheBuildingCanadalund,ahistorio,
long-terminvestmentinourNationalPighwav3vstem,drinking-
waterandwastewatersvstems,publiotransit,andgreen
energvprojeots:
· in2008wemadethe0as1axlundpermanent,tohelp
munioipalitiesplanandfundimprovementstoessential
infrastruoture:and
· in2009and2010,throughourLoonomioAotionPlanwe
implementedthelargestfederalinvestmentininfrastruoturein
more than 60 vears, to provide better roads, bridges, border
orossings,publiotransit,andoollegeanduniversitvfaoilities
aorosstheoountrv.
1heBuildingCanadaPlanissettoexpirein2014:andaftertheao-
oomplishmentsofreoentvears,weneedtotakestookofourefforts
andfutureneeds.
0oingforward,wewillworkwithprovinoes,territories,thelederation
ofCanadianMunioipalitiesandotherstakeholderstodevelopalong-
termplanforpublioinfrastruoturethatextendsbevondtheexpirvof
theBuildingCanadaPlan.
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS FACILITIES
3tephenParper’s0overnmentwilloontinuedireotinginfrastruoture
investmentstopriorities.wewillmaintaintheoonsistentpoliovof
thefederalgovernmentnottofundprofessionalsportsfaoilities,
andwewillapplvituniformlvaorosstheoountrv.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed these mea-
sures to support Aborìeìna| Uanadìans. when
they opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast
month. and chose ìnstead to force an unneces-
sary and opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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CANADIAN SECURITIES REGULATOR
1he global tnanoial orisis has shown that Canada needs a national
seouritiesregulator.
ln2010our0overnmenttabledforinformationaproposedCanadian
3eouritiesAot.Atthesametimewereferredittothe3upremeCourt
ofCanadaforarulingonwhetherParliamenthastheoonstitutional
authoritvtoenaottheproposedlegislation.
wewilloontinueworkingwithwillingprovinoesandterritoriesto
establishaCanadianseouritiesregulator.weenoouragealljuris-
diotionstopartnerandhelpshapethisnewinstitution.wewillnot
prooeedunlessthe3upremeCourtrulesthatthismatteriswithin
ourjurisdiotion.
REACHING A TAX HARMONIZATION AGREEMENT WITH THE
GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC
3tephenParper’s0overnmentrespeotsprovinoialjurisdiotion,and
werespeottheprovinoes’freedomtoohoosewhethertoharmonize
withthe031.
1he0overnmentofCanadaandthe0overnmentof0uebeohave
engagedingoodfaithnegotiationstooompleteaharmonization
agreementthatrespeots0uebeo’sroleinadministration,legislation
andinotheraspeotsofthesvstemandisoonsistentwiththespiritof
existingharmonizationagreementswithotherprovinoes.
wehadmadesubstantialprogress–infaotwewerewelladvanoed
in the tnal stages of negotiations - before the Bloo 0uébéoois foroed
anunneoessarvandopportunistioeleotion.1hishasdelavedthe
tnal stages of our government-to-government negotiations.
lnspiteofthisunneoessarvdelavoausedbvtheBloo0uébéoois,
are-eleotedConservative0overnmentwillworkexpeditiouslvwith
the0overnmentof0uebeotooompleteaharmonizationagreement
assoonaspraotioalaftertheeleotionandinnoeventlaterthan
3eptember15,2011.3uohanagreementwillbepositiveforthe
eoonomvandwillbefairforthepeopleinevervregionof0uebeo.
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HERE TO ELIMINATE THE DEFICIT
OUR GOAL
3tephenParper’s0overnmentwilleliminate the detoitandreturnto
balanoedbudgets.
wewillaohievethiswithoutraisingtaxes.wewillkeeptaxeslow.
Lliminating the detoit and keeping taxes low are neoessarv to
ensure that:
· oureoonomvoanoontinuetogrowandoreatejobs:and
· thegovernmentoanoontinueinvestinginthepriorities
ofCanadians.
OUR RECORD
Canada’sresponsetotheglobalreoessionhasbeenheldupasa
modelandinspirationaroundtheworld.
lnNovember2009theworldwasoonfrontedwithaglobaleoonomio
orisis,unforeseenandunlikeanvthingsinoethe1930s–thethreat
of a svnohronized oollapse in tnanoial svstems and in oonsumer and
business oontdenoe.
1omeetthisextraordinarvohallenge,itwasessentialforadvanoed
oountries around the world to run temporarv detoitsinorderto
sustain global business oontdenoe, proteot jobs, and stimulate our
eoonomies.ln2009,theleadersofthe0-20,theworld’smajorad-
vanoedandemergingeoonomies,agreedontheneedforsuoh
aotionandsetaoommontargetforstimulusinvestments.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasmetthattargetforCanada–and
asshownbvCanada’sreoordonjoboreationsinoetheglobalreoes-
sionhit,ourinvestmentshavebeeneffeotive.
Butwehavesaidallalong–andCanadiansagree–thatwewillnot
allow the detoit to beoome permanent.
ln2010,undertheoo-ohairmanshipofPrimeMinister3tephen
Parper, the leaders of the 0-20 agreed on the need to reduoe det-
oitsanddebts,andestablishedoleartargetstoaohievethesegoals.
Canadawillmeetandexoeedthosetargets,beoausewemadethe
rightohoioes–notjustduringtheglobalreoession,butbeforeithit.
Beforetheglobalreoessionhit, 3tephen Parper's 0overnment:
· maintainedabalanoedbudget:
· paiddown$37billionofthefederaldebt:
· establishedanongoingreviewofgovernmentspending,toout
low-prioritvorineffeotiveprograms:
· reduoedtaxesonfamiliesandbusinesses:
· investedintheprioritiesofCanadians:and
· inoreasedprovinoialtransferpavmentstoreoordlevels,to
supporthealthoareandeduoation.
Beoauseofthesebalanoed,responsibleohoioes,inoontrasttomanv
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otheroountries,Canada has been able to tght the global reoession
fromapositionofstrength:
· Canada has now tnished the vast majoritv of our stimulus
program,andbvtheendof2011itwillhavebeen
fullvoompleted:
· weensuredourstimulusinvestmentswouldproteotand
oreatejobsimmediatelv,withoutestablishingpermanent
newgovernmentprograms:
· we are on traok to eliminating our detoit well ahead of the rest
of0-7:and
· we are preserving and enhanoing Canada's strong tsoal
position–weareemergingfromtheglobalreoessionwith
thelowestdebt-to-0LPratioofanvmajoradvanoed
eoonomv,bvfar.
OUR PLAN
unlikethelgnatieff-ledCoalitionwiththeNLPandBloo0uébéoois,
3tephenParper’s0overnmentwillnotraisetaxesonCanadianfami-
liesoronthebusinessesthatoreatejobsforCanadians.
unlikethepreviousLiberalgovernment,wewillnotouttransfer
pavmentstoindividualsortotheprovinoesforessentialthingslike
healthoare,eduoation,andpensions.
As laid out in the Budget we presented last month, the detoit is
alreadv25peroentlowerthisvearthanlastvear,anditisprojeoted
toshrinkbvmorethan25peroentagainin2011-12.
1hroughaooeleratedreduotionsingovernmentspending,a
re-eleoted 3tephen Parper 0overnment will eliminate the detoit
bv2014-15, bv:
· oompletingourstimuluspaokage,aspromised:
· oontinuing speoito measures to restrain the growth of
programspending:
· oompleting,withinonevear,aoomprehensivereviewof
governmentspending.
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1hisoomprehensive3trategioand0peratingReviewisdesignedto
realize substantial additional savings through greater eftoienov and
effeotiveness.ltwillplaoethegovernmentinastrongpositionover
the long term to:
· resumepavingdownthefederaldebt:
· keepreduoingthetaxburdenonCanadianfamilies:and
· oontinueinvestinginpriorities.
we will eliminate the detoit, and we will do so in a oareful, respon-
siblemanner.0ur plan is based on the tsoal projeotions in the Bud-
getour0overnmentpresentedlastmonth.1heseprojeotionswere
basedonindependent,expertadvioefromCanada’sleadingprivate-
seotoreoonomists,andaoautiousestimateofeoonomiogrowthover
thenextfewvears.
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HERE FOR HARD-WORKING
FAMILIES
OUR GOAL
Canadiansworkhardtoprovidefortheirfamiliesandmakeends
meet.3tephenParper’s0overnmentbelievesininoreasingthefree-
domofCanadianstospendtheirownmonevontheirownpriorities.
3inoe we were trst eleoted in 2006, we have taken aotion to reduoe
thetaxburdenonhard-workingCanadianfamiliesandimprovetheir
tnanoial seouritv.
Bvputtingmonevbaokinthepooketsoftaxpavers, we are:
· helpingCanadiansoarefortheirfamilies,andimprovingtheir
tnanoial seouritv:
· supportingahigherqualitvoflifeforfamiliesinevervregionof
ouroountrv:and
· helpingstimulateoureoonomv,whiohinturnoreatesgood,new
jobsinouroommunities.
OUR RECORD
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasprovidedsubstantialtaxreliefto
Canadians,bringingtheoverallfederaltaxburdentoitslowestlevel
in50vears, and providing a signitoant advantage to Canada in the
globaleoonomv.
1helgnatieff-ledCoalitionhasopposedusinpursuitoftheirhigh-tax
agenda, but we have stood trm. 1o reduoe the tax burden on Cana-
dian families, among other things we have:
· reduoed the 031 twioe, from 7 to 6 to 5 peroent, saving an
average familv of four $960 per vear:
· removedmorethanamillionlow-inoomeCanadiansfromthe
federalinoometaxrollsaltogether:
· allowedseniorstosplittheirpensioninoomefortaxpurposes,
savingsenioroouplesanaverageofalmost$1,000pervear:
· establishedthe1ax-lree3avingsAooount–themostimportant
personalsavingsvehiolesinoetheRR3P:and
· reduoedthetaxburdenonseniors,students,transitusers,
tradespeople,newCanadians,andallCanadianfamilies.
ln faot, sinoe 2006 we have delivered 120 tax outs, inoluding mea-
suressavingtheaverageCanadianfamilvoffourmorethan$3,000
eaohvear.
OUR PLAN
Butthereismoretodo.weneedtooontinuereduoingthetaxbur-
dentohelpCanadiansoarefortheirfamilies,andtostrengthenthe
tnanoial seouritv of Canadians.Pereiswhatare-eleoted3tephen
Parper0overnmentwilldotoaohievethesegoals.
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FAMILY TAX CUT
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenaotiontosupportallCana-
dian families. ln addition to the tax relief measures listed above, we:
· established the universal Child Care Benett, providing $1,200
pervear,perohildundersixvearsofage,tosupportallparents
andtorespeottheirrighttoohoosetheformofohildoarethat’s
bestfortheirfamilies:
· establishedtheChild1axCredit,a$2,000taxoreditforeaoh
ohildunder18vearsofage:
· establishedtheChildren’slitness1axCredit,tohelpfamilies
oovertheoostsofregistrationfeesforohildren’ssportsand
other ttness aotivities:
· enhanoedtheRegisteredLduoation3avingsPlan:
· establishedtheRegisteredLisabilitv3avingsPlan,tohelp
Canadianswithdisabilitiesandtheirfamiliestoplanforthe
future:and
· providedothersubstantialnewtaxreliefmeasures,oftenof
speoial benett to lower-inoome families.
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1hereoordshowswebelievestronglvinfairnessforCanadianfamilies,and
inrespeotingtheohoioesfamiliesmake,aooordingtotheirneedsandpriori-
ties.
Butthereismoretobedone,espeoiallvunderthefederalinoometaxsvs-
tem.Asitstands,ooupleswiththesamenumberofohildrenandthesame
totalinoomearenottreatedequallv.
Atwo-inoomeoouple,inwhiohonespouseearnsmorethantheother,
pavsmorefederalinoometaxthanatwo-inoomeooupleinwhiohthetwo
spousesearnequalamounts.Andasingle-inoomeoouplepavsevenmore.
wewillsoonbeinapositiontotakeanhistoriostepforwardtoaohieve
greaterfairnessforfamilies.wewillestablishthelamilv1axCut: inoome-
sharingforooupleswithdependentohildrenunder18vearsofage.
1hiswillgivespousestheohoioetoshareupto$50,000oftheirhousehold
inoome,forfederalinoome-taxpurposes.1hisimportantnewmeasurewill
beimplementedwhenthefederalbudgetisbalanoedwithinournextfull
term of oftoe.
1he result will be signitoant taxreliefforapproximatelv1.8millionCanadian
families–eaohofthemsaving,onaverage,$1,300pervear.
Mostofall,itwillensurethatthefederalinoometaxsvstemrespeotsand
supportstheohoioesthatfamiliesmake.
ltwillinoreasefairnessforsingle-inoomeoouples.Anditwilleasethebur-
denondouble-inoomefamilies,bvallowingthemtokeepmoreofwhatthev
earn and to benett more from having a seoond inoome.
DOUBLING THE CHILDREN’S FITNESS TAX CREDIT
Parentsknowthatregularexeroiseisakevpartoftheirohildren’s
development.whetherit’shookevordanoeoranotherprogram
ofphvsioalaotivitv,itgetsthemstartedonalifetimeofhealthv,
aotiveliving.
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LOWER TAXES FOR
LOWER-INCOME FAMILIES
5tephen Parper's eovernment has provìded
substantìa| tax re|ìef for a|| Uanadìan famì|ìes. ìn-
c|udìne |ower-ìncome famì|ìes. Ior examp|e. we:
· estab|ìshed. and then effectìve|y doub|ed. the
Workìne Income 1ax ßeneñt:
· raìsed the ìncome |eve| at whìch the Natìona|
Uhì|d ßeneñt and the Uanada Uhì|d 1ax
ßeneñt are phased out:
· ìncreased the ßasìc Persona|
Amount exemptìon:
· reduced the |owest persona| ìncome-tax rate
from 16 to 15 percent: and
· a||owed famì|ìes to c|aìm a ereater portìon
of theìr ìncome under the two |owest rates.
As a resu|t of our tax reductìons. we have:
· reduced the federa| tax burden on famì|ìes
wìth ìncomes between $15.000 and $30.000
by more than 50 percent: and
· approxìmate|y 124.000 sìne|e-parent
famì|ìes have been removed from the
federa| tax ro||s a|toeether.
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But the tnanoial oosts oan put a strain on the familv budget. ln 2007
3tephenParper’s0overnmentestablishedtheChildren’slitness1ax
Credit,intheamountof$500,tohelpoovertheseoosts.ln2008,
almost 1.4 million Canadians benettted from the measure in their
taxreturns.
Luetothesuooessofthemeasure,wewilldoublethevalueofthe
taxoredit,andmakeitrefundable–upto$1,000tohelpooverthe
oostsofregistrationfeesforohildren’sphvsioalaotivities.1hismea-
surewillbeimplementedwhenthefederalbudgetisbalanoedwithin
our next full term of oftoe.
CHILDREN’S ARTS TAX CREDIT
lorsomanvCanadianohildren,involvementintheartsisabigpart
of growing up. 0ne ohild thrives at art oamp: another tnds her oalling
onthestage:anotherlearnsaboutthelanguageandheritageofhis
familvbaokground.
All of them tnd a great opportunitv to make friends and to develop
theiroreativitv.Butthefeesandotheroostsinvolvedoanbebevond
thereaohofsomefamilies.
1ohelpfamiliesinprovidingtheseimportantopportunitiesfortheir
ohildren,wewillestablishaChildren’sArts1axCredit,toooverup
to$500perohildinqualifvingexpensesforeligibleartsoroultural
aotivities.
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ADULT FITNESS TAX CREDIT
Canadiansofallagesareinterestedininoreasingtheir
phvsioal ttness.
lthelpsavoidmajorohroniohealthproblems,andinoreases
overallwell-being.Andthere’sahugerangeofaotivitiesthatoan
helpaohievethesegoals–fromhookevatthereooentretotime
onthetreadmill.
1osupportCanadiansinohoosingahealthv,aotivelifestvle,wewill
establishanAdultlitness1axCredit,toooverupto$500inregistra-
tion fees for ttness aotivities for adults.1hismeasurewillbeimple-
mentedwhenthefederalbudgetisbalanoedwithinournextfull
term of oftoe.
ecoENERGY RETROFIT-HOMES PROGRAM
ln20073tephenParper’s0overnmentestablishedtheeooLNLR0¥
Retrott-Pomes program to support energv-saving projeots. 1his
suooessfulinitiativeisdesignedtohelpreduoeenergvoostsfor
Canadiansandaohieveaoleanerenvironment.
1heprogramprovideshomeandpropertvownersgrantsofupto
$5,000 per unit to offset the oost of energv-eftoienov improvements
–forexample,replaoingheatingorooolingsvstems,andreplaoing
doorsorwindows.
wewillextend, bv one vear, the eooLNLR0¥ Retrott-Pomes program.
1hisnewinvestmentwillhelpfamilieslowertheirenergvbills,and
supportjobsinhomerenovation.
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SUPPORT FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS
Canadiansarebusv–workinghard,lookingaftertheirfamiliesand
oontributingtotheiroommunities.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs mea-
sure to support Uanadìan famì|ìes. when they
opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month.
and chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to he|p Uanadìans |ower theìr enerey bì||s. when
they opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast
month. and chose ìnstead to force an unneces-
sary and opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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Manvindividualsandfamilieshaveaddedresponsibilitiesinoaring
for intrm parents or relatives. 1hese familv oaregivers make speoial
saoritoes, often leaving the workforoe temporarilv and forgoing em-
plovmentinoome.
1o reoognize and support Canadians oaring for intrm loved ones at
home,wewillestablishalamilvCaregiver1axCredit–ataxoredit
ontheamountof$2,000.
1his new measure will benett more than 500,000 Canadian oaregiv-
ers. lt will inolude, for the trst time, those oaring for intrm spouses,
oommon-lawpartnersandminorohildren:anditwillbedesignedto
enhanoeexistingdependenov-relatedoredits,tomaximizesupport
forfamilvoaregivers.
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SUPPORT FOR LOW-INCOME SENIORS
Canadianseniorshaveearnedourgratitudeforalifetimeofhard
workinservioetoourfamilies,ouroommunities,andouroountrv.
1hevdeservetobeabletoenjovtheirlatervearsindignitv.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenaotiontosupportourse-
niors, inoluding low-inoome seniors. Among other things, we:
· inoreasedtheAgeCredit–twioe–toinoreasetheamount
ofinoomethatoanbeearnedwithouttaxoonsequenoes:
· allowedsenioroouplestosplittheirpensioninoomefor
taxpurposes:
· invested$400millioninbetterhousingforlow-inoomeseniors,
throughourLoonomioAotionPlan:and
· inoreasedtheamount0l3reoipientsoanearnwithout
losing benetts.
Butmoreisneeded.whiletherateofpovertvamongseniors
inCanadaislowrelativetootheroountries,wemustnot
beoomplaoent.
lnoommunitiesaorossouroountrvthereareseniorsstrugglingto
pavtheirbillseaohmonth.0ftenthevarewomen:oftenthevare
widowed.1hevworkedhardtheirwholelivesfortheirfamiliesand
oommunities,butlaokanvpensioninoome.
1oprovidegreatersupporttothemostvulnerableseniors,wewill
provideatop-up benett to the 0uaranteed lnoome 3upplement,pro-
viding up to $600 extra per vear for single seniors, and up to $840
pervearforsenioroouples.
we estimate this measure will improve the tnanoial seouritv of some
680,000 Canadian seniors, helping them to make ends meet.
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DOUBLING THE TAX-FREE SAVINGS ACCOUNT LIMIT
Pard-workingCanadiansareinoreasinglvoonoernedabouttheirsav-
ings–havingenoughsetasidefortheirohildren’seduoation,anda
nest-eggfortheirretirement.
1ohelpCanadianssavemoreforthefuture,in2008our0overn-
mentestablishedthe1ax-lree3avingsAooount(1l3A).1he1l3Ais
themostimportantpersonalsavingsvehiolesinoetheRR3P.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to he|p |ow-ìncome senìors. when they opposed
5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month. and chose
ìnstead to force an unnecessary and opportunìs-
tìc e|ectìon.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to he|p famì|y careeìvers. when they opposed
5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month. and chose
ìnstead to force an unnecessary and opportunìs-
tìc e|ectìon.
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1hemeasurehasbeenahugesuooess–approximatelv4.7million
Canadians have opened a 1l3A. And it's of speoial benett to seniors
–thevoanwithdrawsavingsfromitwithoutanvolawbaokoftheir
0A3or0l3pavments.
wewillbuildonthissuooess,bvdoublingtheamountCanadiansoan
saveeaohvear,to$10,000.1hismeasurewillbeimplementedwhen
the federal budget is balanoed within our next full term of oftoe.
HELPING CANADIANS SAVE FOR RETIREMENT
3tephen Parper's 0overnment has provided signitoant tax relief
forseniorsandpensioners,tohelpensureagoodqualitvoflifefor
ourseniors.
Butmoreisneeded.ManvCanadiansareoonoernedaboutwhether
thevaresavingenoughforretirement,andmostCanadianworkers
laokworkplaoepensions.
Latelastvear,3tephenParper’s0overnmentannounoedplansto
provideadditionalhelptoCanadianssavingforretirement,inoluding
self-emplovedCanadians,throughanew,low-oostpensionoption.
Are-eleoted3tephenParper0overnmentwillworkwithourprovinoial
andterritorialpartnerstoimplementthePooledRetirementPension
Plan as soon as possible in our next term of oftoe.
SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR
CANADIAN VETERANS
1hemenandwomenwhohaveservedouroountrvinuniformhave
earnedourdeepestgratitudeandhighestrespeot.
3tephenParper’s0overnmentisoommittedtoprovidingourmilitarv
personnel,pastandpresent,andtheirfamiliestheoare,servioes,
and tnanoial support thev need and deserve.
1o support our Canadian veterans, among other things we have:
· passedtheEnhanced New Veterans Charter Act, providing:
· improved aooess to monthlv benetts for seriouslv
injuredveterans:
· amonthlv$1,000supplementforlifetohelpourmostseri
ouslvinjuredorillveterans:and
· texible options for reoeiving a Lisabilitv Award.
· establishedaLegaovofCaretoprovideadditionalsupportto
seriouslvinjuredmilitarvpersonnelandtheirfamilies:
· improvedsupportforveteranswithAL3:providedAgent0range
exgratiapavments:andestablishedtheAtomioveterans
ReoognitionProgram:
· establishedtheCommunitvwarMemorialProgram:
andprovided031reliefforRovalCanadianLegion
RemembranoeLavpoppiesandwreaths.
wewilloontinuesupportingandhonouringourbraveCanadianvet-
erans.wewillinvestinthe‘PelmetstoPardhats’program,tohelp
former militarv personnel tnd work in the oonstruotion industrv.
1hiswillbuildonouroontinuing,substantialsupportforCareer
1ransition3ervioesthroughveteransAffairsCanada.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to he|p Uanadìan veterans. when they opposed
5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month. and chose
ìnstead to force an unnecessary and opportunìs-
tìc e|ectìon.
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WAGE EARNER PROTECTION PROGRAM
1hewageLarnerProteotionProgramprovidesguaranteed,timelv
pavmentofwagesandvaoationpavtoworkerswhoseemplovers
gobankrupt.
1ohelpCanadianshithardestbvtheglobalreoession,3tephen
Parper’s0overnmentextendedtheprogram,toooverseveranoeand
terminationpav.
1okeephelpingCanadianswholosetheirjobsthroughnofault
oftheirown,wewillenhanoethewageLarnerProteotionProgram–
wewillextendproteotiontoworkerswhoseemplovers’restruoturing
attemptstakelongerthansixmonthsandaresubsequentlvunsuo-
oessful.
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RENEWING THE FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL HEALTH ACCORD
3tephenParper’s0overnmentisoommittedtoauniversalpublio
healthoaresvstemandtheCanadaPealthAot,andtherightof
provinoestodeliverhealthoarewithintheirjurisdiotions.
Aspromised,wehaveimplementedthe10-vearfederal-provinoial
PealthAooord,providingprediotabletransferpavmentstoassist
theprovinoesandterritoriesinstrengtheninghealthoareservioes
forCanadians.
1ohelpensurethenewfundingwouldbeusedeffeotivelv,we
workedoollaborativelvwiththeprovinoesandterritoriestodevelop
aPatientwait1imes0uaranteeforessentialmedioaltreatments.
1hewait1imesAllianoehasreportedprogressinreduoing
waittimesforradiation/onoologvtreatmentsandoataraotand
bvpasssurgeries.
Butthevhavealsoreportedthatmoreworkisneededtoreduoewait
timesforothertreatmentsanddiagnostioprooedures.Andthere
remainsaneedformoretimelvanduniformreportingfromtheprov-
inoesandterritoriesinordertomeasureprogress.
Canadiansexpeotanddeservetimelvaooesstohigh-qualitvhealth
oareservioes.1ohelpaohievethatgoal,wewillworkoollaborativelv
withtheprovinoesandterritoriestorenewthePealthAooordandto
oontinuereduoingwaittimes.
lnourdisoussionswewillemphasizetheimportanoeofaooountabil-
itvandresultsforCanadians–betterreportingfromtheprovinoes
andterritoriestomeasureprogress,andguaranteesooveringad-
ditionalmedioallvneoessarvprooedures.
lnthespiritofopenfederalism,whenrenewingthePealthAooordwe
willrespeotthefaotthathealthoareisanareaofprovinoialjurisdio-
tionandrespeotlimitsonthefederalspendingpower.
Reoognizingasvmmetrioalfederalism,wewillfollowthepreoedentof
aseparateagreementwiththe0overnmentof0uebeoregardingthe
implementationoftherenewedPealthAooord.
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PROTECTING CONSUMERS AND
ENSURING PRODUCT SAFETY
5tephen Parper's eovernment has taken strone
actìon to protect consumers and ensure product
safety. Amone other thìnes. we have:
· encouraeed ereater competìtìon ìn wìre|ess
te|ecommunìcatìons. to reduce costs and
ìncrease choìce for consumers:
· estab|ìshed new credìt card reeu|atìons to
protect Uanadìans from unexpected costs
and to ensure c|ear ìnformatìon on terms
and condìtìons:
· estab|ìshed a Uode of Uonduct for the Uredìt
and Uebìt Uard Industry. to promote competì-
tìon. choìce. and |ower costs for sma|| busì-
nesses and consumers:
· passed a |aw crackìne down on
Internet spam:
· passed a |aw to ensure the accuracy of eas
pumps and retaì| food sca|es. and to ìncrease
pena|tìes for unfaìr busìness practìces:
· modernìzed Uanada's consumer product
safety |aw. provìdìne for the mandatory reca||
of daneerous products:
· passed a |aw crackìne down on tobacco
marketìne aìmed at chì|dren and youth:
· ìntroduced |areer and stroneer hea|th warn-
ìnes on tobacco packaeìne: and
· estab|ìshed strone new reeu|atìons to:
ɾ ensure the safety of crìbs and
chì|d car seats:
ɾ protect babìes and todd|ers from harmfu|
exposure to |ead. bìspheno| A. and
phtha|ates: and
ɾ protect our envìronment and the hea|th of
Uanadìans. ìnc|udìne measures to reduce
phosphates ìn househo|d c|eanìne prod-
ucts and vo|atì|e 0reanìc Uompounds.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to he|p Uanadìan workers. when they opposed
5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month. and chose
ìnstead to force an unnecessary and opportunìs-
tìc e|ectìon.
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HERE TO STAND ON GUARD
FOR CANADA
OUR GOAL
Canadianshaveseenthatnooneoanprediotwhenourbravemen
andwomeninuniformmavbeoalledupon–whethertosupportour
alliesanddefendouroountrv’sinterests,tohelpkeepthepeaoein
troubledlands,ortoresouetheviotimsofnaturaldisastersathome
andabroad.
lntheageofglobalseouritvthreats,Canadiansseetheneedfor
extravigilanoe–andthevseethatCanadaisnotimmunefromthe
threatof“home-grown”terrorists.
3tephenParper’s0overnmentbelievesthatthefederalgovern-
ment’smostsolemnresponsibilitvistodefendandstrengthenour
nationalsovereigntv.
Aboveall,thefederalgovernmenthasadutvtoproteotthelivesof
Canadians–todefendouroountrvandseoureourborders.
0enerationsofCanadianshaveworkedhardtobuildouroountrv:
andintimesofperiluptothepresentdav,ourbestandbravesthave
giventheirlivesinservioetoit.
3tephenParper’s0overnmentisalsooommittedtopromotingCan-
ada’shistorvanddefendingtheprinoipleswhiohmakeouroountrv
united,strongandfree.
OUR RECORD
Perearesomeoftheaotions3tephenParper’s0overnmenthas
takensofartostandonguardforCanada.1ostrengthenourna-
tional sovereigntv and seoure our borders, we:
· arerebuildingtheCanadianArmedloroes,givingourmenand
womeninuniformtheequipmentthevneedandtherespeot
thevdeserve:
· aresupportingourmilitarvintheiroutstandingoontributionto
thealliedeffortinAfghanistan,andinthetransitionoftheir
missionfromoombattotrainingthisvear,tohelpensurethat
Afghanistanisnolongerasafehavenforterrorists:
· introduoedlegislationtoallowviotimstosuelistedsupporters
andperpetratorsofterrorism,inCanadianoourts:
· established new measures to oombat terrorist tnanoing and
monevlaundering,andtopreventorganizationslinkedto
terrorismfromoperatingasregisteredoharities:
· developedthelederalLmergenovResponsePlan,andthe
National3trategvandAotionPlanforCritioallnfrastruotureto
managerisksandstrengthentheresilienovofvitalsvstems
suohasourfoodsupplv,eleotrioitvgrids,andtransportation,
oommunioations,andpubliosafetvsvstems:
· passedtheBalanced Refugee Reform Act,toprovidefaster
proteotionforthoseinneedofCanada’sproteotionandfaster
removaloffailedasvlumolaimants:and
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· passedalawallowingCanadatofreezetheCanadianassetsof
oorruptformerleadersofforeignstates,theirfamilvmembers,
senior oftoials, and assooiates.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasalsotakenaotiontopromoteCa-
nadianpatriotismandoelebrateoursharedhistorvandinstitutions.
we have:
· publishedanewCitizenship0uidetoweloomenewCanadians,
toenoouragethemtoembraoeCanada’shistorvandour
sharedvaluesandtooontributeaotivelvtoouroountrv’s
oontinuingdevelopment:
· established,inoooperationwithpublio-andprivate-seotor
partners,theCanadianMuseumforPumanRights,inwinnipeg
- the trst national museum to be established sinoe 1967, and
the trst ever outside the National Capital Region:
· establishedtheCanadianMuseumoflmmigrationatPier21,
inPalifax:
· oelebrated milestones of Canadian historv, inoluding:
ɾ the400
1P
anniversarvofthefoundingof0uebeoCitv:
ɾ the400
1P
anniversarvofCupids,inNewfoundlandand
Labrador,theoldestLnglishsettlementinallofCanada:
ɾ the250
1P
anniversarvofparliamentarvdemooraovin
Canada, trst established in Nova 3ootia: and
ɾ the150
1P
anniversarvofthefoundingoftheCrownColonv
ofBritishColumbia:
· oelebratedPerMajestv’s22
NL
Roval1ouras0ueenofCanada:
and
· takenaotion,wherethepreviousLiberalgovernmentrefused
to aot, to strengthen the bonds of unitv among Canadians:
ɾ we have oftoiallv addressed dark ohapters in our historv
–forexample,thelndianResidential3ohoolspoliov,andthe
“headtax”designedtopreventimmigrationfromChina:
ɾ wehavereoognizedthedeliberaterejeotionof1ewish
refugeesbeforeandduringthe3eoondworldwar:the
internmentof“enemvaliens”duringthelirstand3eoond
worldwars:andtheKomagata Maruinoidentof1914:and
ɾ wetookhistorioaotiontoreoognizethatthe0uébéooisform
anationwithinaunitedCanada.
OUR PLAN
Pere is what a re-eleoted 3tephen Parper 0overnment will do to:
· ensureouroountrvisreadvtomeetseouritvohallengesinthe
vearsanddeoadestooome:
· assertournationalsovereigntv:and
· promoteournation’shistorvandfosterCanadianpatriotism.
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STRENGTHEN THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
1hepreviousLiberalgovernmentrefusedtoprovideourmenand
womeninuniformthetoolsthevneedtodotheirjob,sendingthem
intoharm’swavwithouttheneoessarvequipment.
3inoethen,thelgnatieff-ledCoalitionhasopposedeverv
attempttoreversetheeffeotsofwhatourmilitarvoallsthe
“LeoadeofLarkness”.
lnspiteofthisobstruotion,3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastaken
majorstepsforwardtoensuretheCanadianArmedloroeshavethe
equipmentthevneedtodefendouroountrv.wehaveinvestedin
moderntanks,helioopters,andtransportplanesforthearmv:and
wehaveestablishedaNational3hipbuildingProourement3trategv,
tore-equipthenavv.
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we have also oommitted to buving the next-generation tghter jet, the
l-351oint3trikelighterforourairforoe.
1hedevelopmentofthel-35isaoooperativeprograminoluding
Canada,theunited3tates,theunitedKingdom,Australia,Lenmark,
ltalv,theNetherlands,Norwav,and1urkev.
1he l-35 purohase is neoessarv to replaoe the ourrent teet of Cl-
18sbeforethevarenolongeruseable,andtoensureCanada’s
tghter jets are oompatible with those of our NA10 allies. 1he invest-
mentwillbemadegraduallvoverthenext15vears,mostofitbegin-
ningonlvin2015,onoethebudgetisbalanoed.
1hepreviousLiberalgovernmentinvestedinthedevelopmentofthe
l-35,andwesupportedthedeoision,beoauseitwasandisthebest
optionforCanada.
ButnowMiohaellgnatieffandhisCoalitionpartners,theNLPand
Bloo0uébéoois,havepromisedtosorapit–areoklessandirrespon-
siblepromisewhiohwouldkillthousandsofwell-paid,highlv-skilled
Canadianjobsanddenvthemenandwomenofourairforoethe
modernequipmentthevneedtodotheirjob.
Are-eleoted3tephenParper0overnmentwillfollowthroughonthe
purohaseofthel-35,toensureourairforoepersonnelhavethe
toolsthevneedtodefendouroountrvinthevearstooome.
CRACK DOWN ON HUMAN SMUGGLING
ReoenteventshaveshownthatCanada’simmigrationsvstemisa
targetoforiminalabusethatoostsCanadiansdearlv.
lt’snotfairthatoriminalhumansmugglersandbogusolaimants
abuseCanada’sgenerositvandjumptheimmigrationqueueahead
ofthosewhofollowtherules.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenstrongaotiontoproteot
Canada’simmigrationsvstembvintroduoingthePreventing Human
Smugglers from Abusing Canada’s Immigration System Act.
ButMiohaellgnatieffandhisCoalitionpartners,theNLPandBloo
0uébéoois,stronglvopposedtheseurgentlvneededreforms.1hev
opposedetainingillegalimmigrants.1hevevenopposetoughersen-
tenoesforhumansmugglers.
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HELPING HAITI IN HER HOUR OF NEED
Uanadìans are rìeht|y proud of the maenìñcent
contrìbutìon of our Uanadìan Armed Iorces per-
sonne| to ìnternatìona| rescue and re|ìef efforts
ìn Paìtì after the catastrophìc earthquake there
ìn 2010.
Wìth modern equìpment. our men and women
ìn unìform were ab|e to rush to the scene and
provìde ìmmedìate he|p to a devastated country.
1heìr experìence. expertìse. and compassìon
were put to work. earnìne them the admìratìon
of theìr ìnternatìona| partners and theìr
fe||ow Uanadìans.
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A3tephenParper-ledmajoritv0overnmentwillmakeitaprioritv
toreintroduoeandpassourlegislationtooraokdownon
humansmuggling.
STRENGTHEN THE CANADIAN COAST GUARD
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenaotiononanumberof
frontstostrengthenournationalsovereigntv,inoludingoursover-
eigntvintheArotio.
wearere-equippingtheCanadianArmedloroes,andsteadilv
implementingourNorthern3trategv.Butimprovementsareneeded
tostrengthenCanada’sabilitvtopatrolourooastsandtoenforoeour
lawsonCanadianwaters.
1heCanadianCoast0uardservesmanvfunotions,inoluding
supportforenvironmentalproteotionandemergenovresponse.
Atpresent,however,itlaoksthemandateandthemeanstoplav
a signitoant role in enforoing Canadian law and in proteoting our
nationalseouritv.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasalreadvtakenaotiontore-equip
theCoast0uard.wehaveinvestedintheproourementof98new
vesselsandbargesandinmajorrepairsto40existingvessels,as
akevpartofourNational3hipbuildingProourement3trategv.
1obuildontheseaotionsandfurtherstrengthenournational
seouritv, we will:
· givetheCoast0uardalaw-enforoementmandate,to
enablethemtoenforoefederallawsonourooeansandon
the0reatLakes:
· establisharmedboardingteamsinoludingCoast0uardand
RCMPpersonnel:and
· outtt seleoted Coast 0uard vessels with armed oapabilitv.
DEPORT FOREIGN CRIMINALS
ltoftentakesvearstodeportevendangerousforeignoriminalsfrom
Canada.lnsomeoases,foreignoriminalsandterroristsherehave
evadedremovalfromCanadaforoveradeoadeasthevexploitend-
lessappealsandloopholes.
Canadiansexpeotthatforeignoriminalswillgetdueprooessbefore
beingremoved,butnotanendlessabuseofourgenerositv.
wewillstreamlinetheprooessfordeportingforeignoriminals.
we will:
· expeditethedeportationofforeignoriminals,puttingthetop
prioritvonexeoutingexistingandnewdeportationorders
againstindividualswithoriminalreoords,oroonneotionsto
terroristorganizationsororganizedorime:
· streamlinethemultiplelevelsofappealavailabletoindividuals
ordereddeportedforseriousoriminalitvoroonneotionsto
terroristorganizationsororganizedorime:
· amendtheImmigration and Refugee Protection Act,the
CriminalCodeandtheCorrections and Conditional Release
Acttopermitsentenoingoourtstoorderdeportationimmedi-
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atelvonreaohingparoleeligibilitvoronoompletionofsentenoe,
andmakeaooeptanoeofdeportationaoonditionofparole
eligibilitv:and
· amendtheInternational Transfer of Offenders Acttoremove
therequirementforaforeignoffender’soonsentforprisoner
transfer,sothatinsomeoasesthevoanoompletetheir
sentenoeabroad.
EXTEND THE SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM
Canadaisadiverseandtolerantoountrv.
Butsadlv,someoommunitiesarevulnerabletohate-motivated
orime,targetedsimplvbeoauseoftheirraoe,religion,oroulture.
3uohviolentandhatefulaotsdamagepropertvandposeariskto
publiosafetv,andthevplaoeentireoommunitiesinastateoffear
andanxietv.
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ln20073tephenParper’s0overnmentestablishedapilotprojeot,
the3eouritvlnfrastruotureProgram,toassistsuohoommunitiesin
aoquiringsurveillanoeoameras,alarmsvstems,fenoingandother
equipmenttoproteottheirplaoesofworship,sohoolsandoommunitv
oentres.
wewillextendthisprogramtopreventhate-motivatedorimeand
helprestoreasenseofseouritvamongaffeotedoommunities.
30
REINTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO COMBAT TERRORISM
lnthewakeofthe9/11attaoks,Parliamentpassedlegislationto
givelawenforoementthetoolsthevneedtooombatterrorism.
1he law expired after tve vears. 3tephen Parper's 0overnment has
tried to reinstate its kev provisions:
· “investigativehearings”–allowingajudgetoorderapersonto
answerquestionsorproduoedoouments,whenthereare
groundstobelieveaterrorismoffenoehasbeenorwillbe
oommitted:and
· “reoognizanoewithoonditions”–wherebvapersonagrees
toabidebvoonditionsimposedbvajudge,toprevent
terroristaotivitv.
unfortunatelv,thelgnatieff-ledCoalitionwiththeNLPandBloo
0uébéooishasblookedtheseneoessarvmeasures.
ButCanadiansknowthatthethreatofglobalterrorismremains,and
inthevearssinoe9/11wehaveseenthatCanadaisalsovulnerable
tothethreatof“home-grown”terroristplots.
wewillreintroduoeourlegislationtogivelawenforoementthetools
thevneedtoinvestigateandpreventaotsofterrorism,toproteot
Canadiansanddefendouroountrvagainstsuohatrooities.
NATIONAL COUNTER-TERRORISM STRATEGY
1hefederalgovernment’smostsolemnresponsibilitvistoproteotthe
seouritvofCanadiansanddefendouroountrvagainstattaok.
Canadiansknowwearenotimmunetothethreatofterrorism,and
thev want and deserve to be oontdent that their government has a
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FIGHTING HATE-MOTIVATED CRIME
5tephen Parper's eovernment estab|ìshed the
5ecurìty Infrastructure Proeram to protect
communìtìes vu|nerab|e to hate-motìvated
crìme. Most recìpìents have reported no further
ìncìdents after theìr securìty uperades. and ìndì-
vìdua| reports ìndìcate the proeram has been ef-
fectìve ìn preventìne and mìtìeatìne such crìmes.
1he proeram has beneñtted Jewìsh. Mus|ìm.
Pìndu. and Iìrst Natìons communìtìes. amone
many others.
30

THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to protect vu|nerab|e communìtìes. when they
opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month.
and chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
31 31
oomprehensiveplantooounterthatthreat.
Among other things, 3tephen Parper's 0overnment has:
· helpedensurethatvitalintelligenoeissharedandanalvzed
oomprehensivelvbvCanada’slawenforoementandintelligenoe
agenoies:
· providedinoreasedfundingtostrengthenairoargoseouritv
andtoimproveoperationsoftheCanadianAir1ransportation
3eouritvAuthoritv:and
· developedthelederalLmergenovResponsePlan,andthe
National3trategvandAotionPlanforCritioallnfrastruoture.
1obuildontheseaotionswewilldevelopanewNationalCounter-
1errorism3trategvoutliningrelevantlawsandprooeduresand
highlightingthemeanstoproteotouroountrvfromterrorismthrough
effeotiveooordinationamongCanada’sseouritvagenoies,alllevels
ofgovernment,lawenforoement,oommunitvstakeholdersandour
internationalpartners.
ARCTIC SOVEREIGNTY: COMPLETING THE DEMPSTER HIGHWAY
Canada’sNorthisattheheartofourCanadianidentitv–from
anoientAboriginaloulturestofamousexplorerstoioonioCanadian
artworkandliterature.
0urpresenoeinCanada’sNorthisalsoaninoreasinglvimportant
faotorindefendingournationalsovereigntv.
PrimeMinister3tephenParperhasmadeCanada’sNorthaoorner-
stoneofour0overnment’sagenda.1hroughour0overnment’sfour-
point Northern 3trategv, we are:
· strengtheningCanada’sArotiosovereigntv:
· proteotingtheNorthernenvironment:
· promotingeoonomioandsooialdevelopment:and
· givingNorthernersmoreoontrolovertheirownaffairs.
1oimplementourNorthern3trategv,amongmanvotherthings,
3tephen Parper's 0overnment has:
· expandedNahanniNationalParkReservetosixtimesits
originalsize:
· takenaotiontoestablish1ariumNirvutaitMarineProteoted
AreaandLanoaster3oundNationalMarineConservationArea:
· passedlegislationproteotingourArotiowaters:
· establishedaneweoonomiodevelopmentagenov,CanNor,
dedioatedtotheregion:
· investedinaffordablehousing:
· investedinskillstraining,andsupportedbusinessdevelopment
bvAboriginalandnon-Aboriginalbusinesses:
· startedworkonanewPighArotioResearoh3tation:
· expandedthesizeandoapabilitiesoftheCanadianRangers:
· supportedthenextphaseoftheRALAR3A1Constellation
Mission,asvstemofthreeadvanoedremotesensing
satellites:and
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· oommittedtoinvestinnewArotiopatrolshipsandstartedplanning
forthelaunohofanewpolar-olassioebreaker,the
1ohn0.Liefenbaker.
Are-eleoted3tephenParper0overnmentwillbuildontheseaohieve-
ments. we will:
· helpinoreaseeduoationandemplovmentlevelsinCanada’s
North,bvexpandingadultbasioeduoationprogrammingin
theterritories:and
· inoreaseeoonomioopportunitiesinlirstNationsoommunities,
bvextendingsupportforlirstNationsLandManagement,
whiohallowslirstNationstopromotethedevelopmentof
theirreservelandsandresouroes.
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wewillalsobuildaoruoialpieoeofinfrastruoture,longneededinthe
Northwest1erritories–inpartnershipwiththeterritorialgovernment
andprivate-seotorstakeholders,wewillbuildanall-weatherroad
linkinglnuvikand1uktovaktuk.
1hisinitiativewillstrengthenthelooalandregionaleoonomies.ltwill
also be a signitoant assertion of Canada's sovereigntv in the Arotio.
Bevondtheseimportantgoals,bvextendingtheLempster
PighwavtotheArotio0oean,wewilloompleteoneofthelegaoies
ofPrimeMinisterLiefenbaker’sNorthernvision–andwewill
oompletetheNationalPighwav3vstem,oonneotingCanadafrom
seatoseatosea.
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CELEBRATE OUR VICTORY IN THE WAR OF 1812, AND OTHER
NATIONAL MILESTONES
ln2012wewillreaohthebioentennialofaoruoialeventin
ourhistorv.
lnthewarof1812,professionalregiments,Aboriginalpeoples,and
looalvolunteermilitias,Lnglish-andlrenoh-speakingalike,saved
Canada from Amerioan invasion and oontrmed our destinv as a
oountrvdistinotfromtheunited3tates.
wewillleadtheoountrvinoommemorating1he war of 1812:
1helightforCanada. we will:
· designate0otober2012asamonthofoommemorationofthe
heroesandkevbattlesofthewar:
· sponsorhundredsofeventsandre-enaotmentsaoross
theoountrv:
· honourtheoontributionsoflirstNationstothe
Canadianviotorv:
· reoognizeandhonourourrentCanadianregimentswhioh
perpetuatetheidentitiesofwarof1812militiaunits:
· investintherestorationofmonumentsandhistoriosites
oonneotedtothewar:
· ensureaproperintermentoftheremainsofthosewhofell
31
THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth
the NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed these
measures to he|p Northern and Aborìeìna|
Uanadìans. when they opposed 5tephen Parper's
ßudeet |ast month. and chose ìnstead to force
an unnecessary and opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
32
THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to strenethen the Northern economy and buì|d
our sovereìenty ìn the Arctìc. when they opposed
5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month. and chose
ìnstead to force an unnecessary and opportunìs-
tìc e|ectìon.
39 39
intheBattleof3tonevCreek:and
· establishanewnationalwarof1812monument,tobelooated
intheNationalCapitalRegion.
wewillalsooelebrateotherupoomingmilestonesinthelifeandhis-
torvofouroountrv:
· nextvearwewillobservePerMajestv’sLiamond1ubilee,
oelebratinghersixdeoadesofservioeas0ueenofCanada:
· in2014wewilloelebratethe150
1P
anniversarvofthe
CharlottetownConferenoe,aoruoialsteptowardConfederation:
· in2015wewillmarkthebioentennialofthebirthof
3ir1ohnA.Maodonald:and
· in2017,wewillleadCanadiansinthegreatestbirthdav
oelebrationinournation’shistorv–the150thanniversarv
ofConfederation.
NATIONAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL
1hePolooaustwasoneofthedarkestohaptersinhumanhistorv.we
mustensurethatitisneverforgotten,inthehopethatitwillneverbe
repeated.RememberingthePolooaustalsoprovidesanopportunitv
toappreoiatethehistorioadvanoesinhumanrightsthatoameabout
inresponsetoitshorrors.
Atpresent,Canadaisaloneamongouralliesinlaokinganational
Polooaustmemorial.wewillestablishaNationalPolooaustMemori-
al,tobelooatedintheNationalCapitalRegion,toensuretheviotims
andthelessonsofthePolooaustareneverforgotten.
MEMORIAL TO VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM
lormuohofthe20
1P
oenturv,manvoountriessufferedunderthe
murderousdiotatorshipsinspiredbvoommunism.Canadawasa
haven of freedom for tens of thousands of newoomers teeing
oommunistregimes.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasspokenoutandtakenaotionto
reoognize these faots of historv:
· in2009,our0overnmentoelebratedthe20
1P
anniversarvof
thefalloftheBerlinwall,whiohrepresentedtheoulminationof
40vearsofforeignpoliovobjeotivespursuedinpartnership
withourNA10allies.
· in2007,underPrimeMinister3tephenParper’sleadership,
Canadaproudlvoo-sponsoredukraine’smotionatuNL3C0,
honouringthemillionswhoperishedinthePolodomorand
aoknowledgingthattheirdeathswereoausedbv1osef3talin’s
3ovietregime:and
· in2008,westronglvsupportedConservativeMP
1amesBezan’sbillestablishingukrainianlamineand
0enooideMemorialLavandreoognizingtheukrainianlamine
of1932-33asanaotofgenooide.
Asannounoedinthe3peeohfromthe1hronein2010,wewill
oontinuetosupporttheestablishmentoftheMemorialtoviotimsof
Communism.
1heMemorialwillstandintheNationalCapitalRegionasareminder
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thatallpolitioalsvstemsarenotthesame,andthatourdemooraov
andourfreedomsaretobeoherished,exeroised,andproteoted.
DEFENDING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Aroundtheworldvulnerablereligiousminoritiesaresubjeottoperse-
oution,violenoe,andrepression.
Canadahasaproudtraditionofdefendingfundamentalhuman
rights,suohasfreedomofreligionandfreedomofoonsoienoe:and
our0overnmentreoognizesthatrespeotforreligiouspluralismis
inextrioablvlinkedtodemooratiodevelopment.
Butweoanandshoulddomoretorespondtotheplightofthosewho
suffer merelv beoause of their faith. we will:
· oreate a speoial 0ftoe of Religious lreedom in the Lepartment
ofloreignAffairsandlnternational1radetomonitorreligious
freedomaroundtheworld,topromotereligiousfreedomasa
kevobjeotiveofCanadianforeignpoliov,andtoadvanoe
polioiesandprogramsthatsupportreligiousfreedom:
· oontinuetoensurethatCanadaoffersitsproteotionto
vulnerablereligiousminoritiesthroughourgenerousrefugee
resettlementprograms:and
· ensurethattheCanadianlnternationalLevelopmentAgenov
workswithgroupssupportingsuohvulnerableminorities.
CONSERVING AND PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT
3tephenParper’s0overnmentisstronglvoommittedtotheoonserva-
tion of Canada's magnitoent natural heritage.
lnoollaborationwiththeprovinoesandterritories,Aboriginalpeo-
ples,oivilsooietv,andprivatelandowners,wehaveinoreasedthe
sizeofourmarineproteotedareas,andoreatedeightnewfederal
proteotedareas.
wealsoexpandedNahanniNationalParkReservetosixtimesits
previoussize–thegreatestoonservationaohievementinagenera-
tion.
lnthepastfourvearsalone,wehavetakenstepsthatwilladdmore
than133,000squarekilometrestotheexistinglandsandwaters
administeredbvParksCanada–a48-peroentinorease,oranaddito-
inalproteotedareaequivalentinsizetoaoountrvsuohas0reeoe.
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wehavealsotakenaotiononanumberoffrontstoproteotour
environment,reoognizingthatahealthvenvironmentandastrong
eoonomv go hand-in-hand. we have:
· passedlegislationtostrengthenoontrolofourNorthern
waterwavs,topreventpollutionoffragileArotioeoosvstems:
· investedintheoleanupofLakewinnipeg,Lake3imooe,the
0reatLakes,theNiagaraRiver,andthe3t.LawrenoeRiver:
· passedlegislationoraokingdownonpolluters,poaohers,and
wildlife smugglers, with new and inoreased tnes and stronger
enforoementpowers:
· establishedregulationstoraisetherenewablefueloontentin
gasolineandtoreduoetailpipeemissions,andintroduoed
regulationstoreduoegreenhousegasemissionsinthe
produotionofeleotrioitv:
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EXPANDING NAHANNI NATIONAL
PARK RESERVE OF CANADA
In c|ose co||aboratìon wìth the Uehcho Iìrst Na-
tìons. 5tephen Parper's eovernment expanded
Nahannì Natìona| Park Peserve of Uanada to sìx
tìmes ìts orìeìna| sìze - the ereatest conserva-
tìon achìevement ìn a eeneratìon. fu|ñ||ìne the
dream of protectìne the Ureater Nahannì Lcosys-
tem ìn the Uehcho.
1he expansìon protects an addìtìona| 30.000
square kì|ometres (an area a|most as |aree
as vancouver Is|and). ìnc|udìne the hìehest
mountaìns and |areest e|acìers ìn the Northwest
1errìtorìes and the deepest canyons ìn Uanada. It
a|so protects eeo|oeìca| features ìn the Nahannì
North Karst whìch are unìque ìn the wor|d.
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· madesubstantialinvestmentsinoleanenergvresearohand
development,inoludingoarbonoaptureandstorage:
· establishedtheCleanLnergvLialoguebetweenCanadaand
theunited3tates,toenhanoeoollaborationonreduoing
greenhousegasesandoombatingolimateohange:
· alignedourolimate-ohangetargetswiththoseofthe0bama
Administration–ourgoalisa17-peroentreduotionindomestio
greenhousegasemissionsfrom2005levelsbv2020:
· suooessfullvarguedfortheprinoiplesunderliningthe
Copenhagen Aooord, whioh for the trst time ever brought all
majoremittingnationsunderoneagreement,anessentialstep
toaddressingolimateohange:and
· deliveredonouroommitmentundertheCopenhagenAooordto
supportdevelopingoountriesinadaptingtoandoombating
olimateohange.
wewillbuildonthesemajoraooomplishmentstooonserveand
proteotourenvironment.wewillworktowardanagreementwith
provinoial,regional,munioipal,Aboriginal,andoommunitvstakehold-
erstoestablishaNationalConservationPlan, to:
· faoilitatetheoreationofnewproteotedareas,NationalParks,
andNationalMarineConservationAreas:
· makethelandbetweenproteotedareasmorepermeable
towildlife,andexpandtheuseofdigitalandmultimedia
teohnologiestohelpoonneotCanadianstonature:and
· strengthenoureffortstorestoredegradedeoosvstemsand
reintroduoenativespeoies.
wewillinvestintheoreationofMealvMountainsNationalPark,in
NewfoundlandandLabrador.
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wewillalsotakeaotiontowardtheestablishmentofanew
NationalParkintheRougevallev,intheeasternpartofthe
0reater1orontoArea.
lnestablishingthisnewNationalPark,wewillworktowardanagree-
mentwithprovinoial,regional,munioipal,Aboriginal,andoommunitv
stakeholders.wewillensurethattherightsandinterestsoffarmers
intheregionarefullvproteoted.wewillalsoensurethatoommuni-
tiesintheregionremainfreetoaddresstheirinfrastruotureneeds.
3tephenParper’s0overnmentwillalsooontinuetakingaotiononoli-
mateohange.unlikethepreviousLiberalgovernment–whiohsigned
grandinternationalaooordsbuttooknoaotion–our0overnment
hasaolimateohangeplan,anditisworking.
Aspartofourongoingeffortswewillmakenewinvestmentstoim-
proveairqualitvandreduoegreenhousegasemissions–inoluding
an extension of the eooLNLR0¥ Retrott-Pomes program.
wewillalsoprovideadditionalsupportforresearohanddevelop-
ment in olean energv and energv eftoienov.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth
the NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed creat-
ìne thìs new Natìona| Park. when they opposed
5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month. and chose
ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth
the NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs mea-
sure to support c|ean enerey. when they opposed
5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month. and
chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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SUPPORT FOR CLEAN ENERGY
3tephenParper’s0overnmentwilloontinuesupportingoleanenergv
initiatives,toproteotourenvironmentandimprovethequalitvofthe
airwebreathe.
wewillsupporteoonomioallvviableoleanenergvprojeotsthatwill
assistregionsandprovinoesinthereplaoementoffossilfuelwith
renewablefuelsouroes.1heoriteriaforoursupportofaprojeotwill
be whether it:
· has national or regional signitoanoe:
· has eoonomio and tnanoial merit: and
· will signitoantlv reduoe greenhouse gas emissions.
lorexample,wewillsupporttheLowerChurohillhvdro-eleotrio
projeot, through a loan guarantee or equivalent tnanoial support.
1heprojeotwouldstrengthentheislandofNewfoundland’soonneo-
tiontotheoontinentalgrid–anditwouldbeamajorregional
environmentalinitiative.
ltisestimatedtheprojeotwouldreduoeoarbonemissionsbv4.5
milliontonnesannuallv–theequivalentofremoving3.2millionoars
fromtheroadevervvear.
lnadditiontotheoriterianotedabove,oursupportforanvoleanen-
ergvprojeotwillbebasedontheprinoiplesofrespeotandequitable
treatmentforallregionsoftheoountrv.
SUPPORT FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS
Culture and the arts oontribute $46 billion to the Canadian eoonomv,
and support more than 630,000 Canadian jobs.
Butbevondthis,thevalsoenriohourlivesimmeasurablv,asindi-
viduals,asoommunities,andasaoountrv.1hevexpressCanadian
diversitvandstrengthenCanadianidentitv.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasprovidedstrongsupportforoul-
ture and the arts. Among other things, we have:
· establishedtwonewnationalmuseums,theCanadianMuseum
oflmmigrationatPier21,inPalifax,andtheCanadianMuseum
forPumanRights,inwinnipeg:
· inoreasedsupportfortheCanadaCounoilfortheArtsbv20
peroent,toitshighestlevelinhistorv:
· oreatedtheCanadaMedialundtosupportCanadiantelevision,
tlm, and digital media oontent:
· providedstablefunding,atreoordlevels,fortheCanadaBook
lund,theCanadaMusiolund,andtheCanadaPeriodioallund:
· investedinoulturalinfrastruotureaorosstheoountrv,inoluding
theRovalBCMuseum,inviotoria:the0uartierde3peotaoles,
homeoftheMontreal1azzlestival,andtheConfederation
CentrefortheArts,inCharlottetown:and
· provided substantial support for oftoial language oommunities,
throughourRoadmapforLinguistioLualitv–inreoognitionfor
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his support for oftoial languages, Prime Minister 3tephen
Parperwasawardedthelranoophonie’shighest
internationalaward.
wewillbuildontheseaotions,bvsupportingtheRovalConservatorv
ofMusioinlaunohinganationalexaminationsvsteminpartnership
withCarnegiePall.
wewillalsoprovideongoingsupportfortheCanadaPeriodioallund
tosupportthedistributionofpublioationstoCanadians,whileprovid-
inglong-term,stableprogramfunding.
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SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND FOR MATERNAL,
NEWBORN, AND CHILD HEALTH
undertheleadershipofPrimeMinister3tephenParper,Canada
wonthesupportofourfellow0-8oountriesinfollowingthroughon
twoofthemostimportantoommitmentsoftheMillenniumLevelop-
ment0oals–toimprovematernalandohildhealthintheworld’s
poorestoountries.
1hroughtheMuskokalnitiativeonMaternal,NewbornandChild
Pealth,Canada,its0-8partners,andleadingoharitablefoundations
areprovidingunpreoedentedresouroestosavethelivesofoountless
womenandohildren.
lnreoognitionofCanada’sleadership,PrimeMinisterParperhas
beennamedoo-ohairoftheuNCommissionestablishedtoensure
aooountabilitvandresultsinmeetingthismosturgentohallenge.
ln addition to leading this historio breakthrough, we have:
· followedthroughonCanada’soommitmenttodoubleoverall
internationalassistanoefrom2001-2002levels:
· doubledouraidtoAfrioafrom2003-2004levels,making
Canada the trst 0-8 oountrv to deliver on this promise:
· ensured greater foous, eftoienov, and aooountabilitv in the use
ofCanada’sforeignaiddollars,and“untied”fundingtomakeit
moreeffeotive:
· forgivenmorethan$1billionindebtowedbvtheworld’s
poorestoountries:
· providedimmediateandsubstantialassistanoetoPaitiinthe
aftermathofitsdevastatingearthquake:and
· providedsubstantialdevelopmentandhumanitarianassistanoe
toAfghanistan,andlaidoutapost-oombatroleforCanadain
Afghanistanbeginningthisvear.
wewilloontinuetorallvworldleaderstofollowthroughonour
oommitmentstoimprovethehealthofwomenandohildrenin
developingoountries.
wewillalsofoousourpost-oombateffortsinAfghanistanoninvest-
ingintheeduoationandhealthofohildrenandvouth:advanoing
seouritv,theruleoflaw,andhumanrights:promotingregional
diplomaov:anddeliveringhumanitarianassistanoe.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed these mea-
sures to support cu|ture and the arts. when they
opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month.
and chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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HERE FOR LAW-ABIDING CANADIANS
OUR GOAL
Law-abidingCanadiansexpeottoliveinaoountrvwherethevdon’t
havetoworrvwhenthevgotobedatnight:wherethevdon’thaveto
lookovertheirshouldersasthevwalkdownthestreet:wherethev
oan expeot to tnd their oar where thev parked it.
1hevwanttoknowthattheirstreetsaresafe,andthattheirohildren
areproteotedagainstpredators.
Canadiansagreethatthejustioesvstemshouldnotputtherights
oforiminalsaheadoftherightsofviotimsandlaw-abidingoitizens.
1hevbelievethatoneviotimisoneviotimtoomanv.
1hevbelieveinsupportingtherehabilitationofoffenders,butalso
that the punishment should tt the orime.
3inoe we were trst eleoted in 2006, 3tephen Parper's 0overnment
hasmadetaoklingorimeoneofourhighestpriorities.1helgnatieff-
ledCoalition–truetoitssoft-on-orimeideologv–hasresistedand
blookedourefforts.
But3tephenParper’s0overnmentsharestheoommon-sensebeliefs
oflaw-abidingCanadians,andwewilloontinuepursuingourlaw-and-
orderagenda.
OUR RECORD
lnspiteofobstruotionfromthelgnatieff-ledCoalition,3tephen
Parper’s0overnmenthasmanagedtopassanumberofimportant
measurestoproteotthevulnerable,andtoholdoriminalsaooount-
able. we have:
· toughenedsentenoingandbailforseriousgunorimes:
· strengthenedthesentenoingandmonitoringofdangerous,
high-riskoffenders:
· ensuredthatmurdersoonneotedtoorganizedorimewillbe
treated automatioallv as trst-degree murders, and imposed
mandatorvjailtimefordrive-bvorreoklessshootings:
· endedsentenoedisoountsformultiplemurder:
· abolishedthefaint-hopeolausethatallowedearlvparole
formurderers:
· oraokeddownonstreetraoinganddrug-impaireddriving:
· raised the age of oonsent to 16 vears, to better proteot 14- and
15-vearoldsfromsexualpredators:
· strengthenedtheNational3ex0ffenderRegistrvandthe
NationalLNALataBank,tobetterproteotourohildrenandour
oommunitiesfromsexualpredators:
· strengthenedmeasurestoproteotohildrenfromonline
sexualexploitation:
· limited the granting of pardons, to better reteot the
severitvoftheorimesoommitted,espeoiallvsexualoffenoes
againstohildren:
· eliminated0ldAge3eouritvpavmentstoprisoners:
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· endedthepraotioeofgiving2-for-1oreditfortimeservedin
pre-trialoustodv:
· endedthepraotioeofgrantingearlvparoletowhite-oollar
oriminalsandothernon-violentoffenders:
· ensured tougher sentenoes for fraud, to help tght
white-oollarorime:
· passedalawtooraokdownonorookedimmigration
oonsultantswhoexploitprospeotiveimmigrantsandundermine
theintegritvofourimmigrationsvstem
· oraoked down on auto theft and traftoking in stolen
propertv:and
· given polioe and oourts new tools to tght identitv theft, to help
preventfraud.
ln addition to these new laws, we have:
· establishedthelederal0mbudsmanforviotimsofCrime,to
provideinformationonviotims’rightsandservioesforviotims,
toreoeiveoomplaints,andtoraiseawarenessofviotims’
oonoernsamongpoliovmakersandinthejustioesvstem:
· establishedtheNationalAnti-Lrug3trategv,tohelpprevent
illioitdruguseandtosupportaooesstotreatmentforthose
withdrugdependenoies:
· establishedthe¥outh0angPreventionlund,providingsupport
forsuooessfuloommunitvprogramstohelpat-riskvouthto
avoidinvolvementingangsandoriminalaotivitv:and
· investedinhiring1,000newRCMPpersonnel,andestablished
a Polioe 0ftoers Reoruitment lund to support the reoruitment
of 2,500 polioe oftoers aoross Canada.
OUR PLAN
Butthereismoretodo,andwewillpressonwithour
law-and-orderagenda.
Pereiswhatare-eleoted3tephenParper0overnmentwilldo
tostrengthenourjustioeandoorreotionssvstems,andtohelp
Canadiansfeelsafeintheirhomesandintheiroommunities:
SUPPORTING VICTIMS OF CRIME
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenstrongaotiontosupport
viotimsoforime.webelievethejustioesvstemmustnotputthe
rightsoforiminalsaheadoftherightsofviotims.
weestablishedthelederal0mbudsmanforviotimsofCrime,topro-
videinformationonviotims’rightsandservioesforviotims,toreoeive
oomplaints,andtoraiseawarenessofviotims’oonoernsamong
poliovmakersandinthejustioesvstem.
wehavealsomadetherightsofviotimsaprioritvinourreformsto
the justioe svstem. Among manv other things, we:
· endedsentenoedisoountsformultiplemurder,beoauseeverv
viotimmatters,andtheirfamiliesshouldnotbelefttofeelasif
thelifeoftheirlovedonedoesn’toount:
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· establishedtoughersentenoesforfraud,andendedearlv
paroleforfraudstersandothernon-violentoffenders,tobetter
reteot the devastating impaot of white-oollar orime on
individualsandoommunities:
· limited the granting of pardons, to better reteot the severitv
oftheorimesoommitted,espeoiallvsexualoffenoesagainst
ohildren:and
· abolishedthefaint-hopeolauseformurderers,tosparefamilies
ofviotimsthepainofrelivingtheirlossesoverandoveragain
throughrepeatedparoleeligibilitvhearings.
Butmoreisneededtoholdoriminalstoaooountandtostandupfor
viotimsoforime.
undertheCriminalCodeasitstands,oourtsaresupposedtoimpose
a viotim suroharge on oonvioted oriminals - a tne to help fund viotim
supportservioesinevervprovinoe.
ln a majoritv of oases, however, the tne is not imposed. Criminals
areletoffthehook,andviotimsupportservioesareleftwithout
adequatefunding.
wewillamendtheCriminalCodetodoubletheviotimsuroharge,and
makeitmandatorvinevervoasewithoutexoeption.
wewillalsotakeaotiontosupportparentsofmurderedormissing
ohildren,andparentsofgravelvillohildren.
Noonebutaparentwhohasexperienoedthesethingsoanimagine
orunderstandtheirsuffering.Butweknowwehaveadutvtohelp
supportthem.
1othisend,wewillprovide enhanoed Ll benetts to parents of mur-
deredormissingohildren,andparentsofgravelvillohildren.lunding
forthismeasurewilloomefromgeneralrevenue,notLlpremiums.
lnreoognitionofthefaotthatthelossorseriousillnessofaohildis
oneoftheworstexperienoesaparentoanundergo,theseenhanoed
benetts will assist affeoted parents through the most diftoult peri-
odsoftheirlives.
DRUG-FREE PRISONS
Lruguseamongprisonersdramatioallvreduoestheirohanoesof
rehabilitation.1aoklingdruguseandthedrugtradeinfederalpris-
onswouldgreatlvinoreasethesuooessofrehabilitationefforts,
anditwouldgoalongwavtomakingthesvstemsaferforguards
andprisoners.
we will ensure that:
· evervfederalinmatewillundergodrugtestingatleastonoe
avear:
· prisonersinpossessionofillioitsubstanoeswillfaoe
appropriateadditionaloharges:andthat
· paroleapplioantswhofaildrugtestswillbedeniedparole.
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COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Puman traftoking is one of the most heinous orimes imaginable.
1hismodern-davformofslavervisafast-growing,multi-billiondollar
globalindustrvinwhiohitisestimatedsometwomillionpersonsare
boughtandsoldaroundtheworldeaohvear.ltsviotims,mostoften
vulnerablewomenandohildren,areusedprimarilvinthesextrade.
ltisestimatedthat12,000to15,000personsinCanadaareviotims
of human traftoking.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenaotiontohelpaddressthe
problem. Among other things, we:
· stronglvsupportedConservativeMP1ov3mith’sbill,whioh
established mandatorv jail time for traftoking in ohildren: and
· we raised the age of oonsent to 16 vears, to better proteot 14-
and15-vearoldsfromsexualpredators.
Now we will take the next steps. we will:
· developandimplementaNationalAotionPlantoCombat
Puman 1raftoking:
· supportorganizationsprovidingassistanoetoviotims:and
· helpensurefemaleimmigrantsaged15to21whoarrivein
Canadaalonearenotsubjeotedtoillegitimateorunsafework–
in oases of individuals at high-risk, during their trst six months
inouroountrvwewillprovideforregularoontaotwiththe
CanadianBorder3ervioesAgenov.
wewillalsore-introduoelegislationtoproteotvulnerableforeign
workers–forexample,womenenteringCanadatoworkas
exotiodanoers.
1he legislation will give immigration oftoers greater authoritv to
denvworkpermitsforthosebeingsenttoCanadatoworkinhumili-
atingordegradingsituations,inoludingthosewhomavbeviotimsof
human traftoking.
ENDING SENTENCE DISCOUNTS FOR MULTIPLE CHILD
PORNOGRAPHY AND SEX OFFENCES
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenaotiontomaketheproteo-
tionofsooietvafundamentalprinoipleofthejustioeandoorreotions
svstems.wehavealsoworkedhardtodefendtherightsofviotims
oforime.
lorexample,wepassedlegislationtoendthepraotioeofgranting
oonourrentperiodsofparoleineligibilitv–sentenoedisoounts–for
multiplemurder.Lvervviotimmatters,andwemustnotallowthe
svstemtotreatviotimsandtheirfamiliesasifthevdon’toount.we
mustalsotakeaotiontokeepdangerousoriminalsbehindbars
wherethevbelong.
wewillextendthisprinoiple,throughlegislationtoendsentenoe
disoountsformultipleohildsexoffenoesandohildpornographvof-
fenoes,inoludingmaking,distributing,possessing,oraooessing
ohildpornographv.
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wewillensurethatsooietvisbetterproteotedfromsuohoriminals,
and that punishment in suoh oases better reteots the devastation
oausedinthelivesofohildrenandtheirfamiliesbvthesemosthei-
nousorimes.
CRACKING DOWN ON ELDER ABUSE
Canadiansagreethatthejustioesvstem’shighestprioritvshould
betoproteotsooietv–andespeoiallvthemostvulnerablemembers
ofsooietv.
AndCanadiansagreethatwemustdowhateverweoantoproteot
andhonourthosewhohavebuiltourgreatoountrv.LlderlvCanadi-
anshaveearnedourgratitudeforalifetimeofhardworkinservioe
toourfamilies,ouroommunities,andouroountrv.
3adlv,alltoooftenthevareviotimsoforime,inoludingfraud,negleot,
andviolenoe,whiohrobsthemoftheirdignitvandpeaoeatatimeof
lifewhenthevdeservetoenjovspeoialoareandrespeot.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasalreadvtakenaotiontostandup
forolderCanadianswhoareviotimsoffraud,aspartofoureffortsto
oraokdownonwhite-oollarorime.Butmoreisneeded.
1ohelpproteotelderlvCanadiansandtoensureorimesagainstthem
arepunishedappropriatelv,wewillamendtheCriminalCodetoadd
vulnerabilitvduetoageasanaggravatingfaotorwhensentenoing
thosewhooommitorimesagainstelderlvCanadians.
STRENGTHENING THE LAWS ON SELF-DEFENCE, DEFENCE OF
PROPERTY, AND CITIZEN’S ARREST
Canadianshavetherighttoself-defenoeandtherighttodefendtheir
propertv.1hevmavalsomakeaoitizen’sarrestwhenneoessarv.
Canadians agree that the polioe are our trst line of defenoe against
orime,andthatvigilantismhasnoplaoeinoursooietv.
Butthepolioeoannotbeevervwhereatonoe.Andinreoentvearsthe
soalesofjustioehavetippedtoofarinfavouroftherightsoforimi-
nalsattheexpenseoflaw-abidingoitizens.
1he oase of 1oronto shopkeeper Lavid Chen made it perfeotlv olear:
whenahard-workingCanadianoanbeohargedandproseoutedfor
arrestingaoareeroriminalwhorepeatedlvrobbedhisstore,thetime
hasoometotakeaotion.
Are-eleoted3tephenParper0overnmentwillre-introduoethe
Citizen’s Arrest and Self-Defence Act –legislationtoolarifvtheself-
defenoeanddefenoeofpropertvprovisionsintheCriminalCode,
andexpandtheoiroumstanoesunderwhiohCanadiansmavmakea
oitizen’sarrest.
TACKLING CONTRABAND TOBACCO
Contrabandtobaooohasbeoomeamassiveblaok-marketindustrv.lt
resultsinhugelossesinrevenue.
Moreimportant,itmakesitmuohoheaper–andthereforemuoh
easier–forohildrenandteenagerstostartsmoking.And,bvenoour-
agingsmoking,itleadstohigherhealthoareoostsandhigherrates
ofsmoking-relatedillnessanddeath.
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1o help reduoe the problem of traftoking in oontraband tobaooo, we
willestablishmandatorvjailtimeforrepeatoffenders.
wewillalsoestablishanewRCMPAnti-Contrabandloroeof
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REINTRODUCTION OF LAW-AND-ORDER LEGISLATION
Priortothisunneoessarveleotion,our0overnmentwasattempting
topassotherpieoesoflegislationtoproteotsooietvandholdorimi-
nals aooountable, inoluding bills to:
· oraokdownonorganizeddrugorime:
· endhousearrestforseriousandviolentoriminals:
· endhousearrestforseriouspersonalinjurvoffenoes,suohas
sexualassault:
· eliminatepardonsforseriousoriminals:
· establishtoughersentenoesandmandatorvjailtimeforsexual
offenoesagainstohildren:
· strengthenthehandlingofviolentandrepeatvoungoffenders
(3ébastien’sLaw):
· givelawenforoementandnationalseouritvagenoies
up-to-date tools to tght orime in todav's high-teoh
teleoommunioationsenvironment:
· put publio safetv trst, when oonsidering requests to transfer
prisonersbaoktoCanada:
· givepolioeandoourtsthetoolsthevneedtoinvestigateand
preventaotsofterrorism:
· allowviotimsofterrorismtosueperpetratorsandsupportersof
terrorism,inCanadianoourts:and
· streamlinelongandoomplextrials,toensurejustioeis
deliveredswiftlv.
webelievethatthejustioeandoorreotionssvstemsmustputviotims
and publio safetv trst - and Canadians agree. But the lgnatieff-led
Coalitionhasobstruotedourreforms,forthesakeofanout-of-touoh
ideologvthatmakesapologiesfororiminals.
Lnoughisenough.A3tephenParper-ledmajoritv0overnmentwill
bundlethesebillsintooomprehensivelegislation,andpassthem
within the new Parliament's trst 100 davs.
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HERE FOR COMMUNITIES
AND INDUSTRIES
OUR GOAL
3tephenParper’s0overnmentsharestheprideofallCanadians,of
livinginthegreatestoountrvintheworld.weareoommittedtobuild-
ingafutureofhopeandopportunitvforourohildrenandgrandohil-
dren, from ooast to ooast to ooast. 0ur goals are to:
· promoteastrongqualitvoflifeinalloommunities–oities,
towns,andruraloommunities:
· supportindividualregionsintheiruniqueohallenges
andaspirations:
· respeotandpreservetheoultureandvaluesofrural
Canada:and
· helpensurethesuooessoftraditionalindustries.
OUR RECORD
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenaotionontheprioritiesof
urbanoommunities. we have:
· workedeffeotivelvwiththeprovinoesandmunioipalitiesto
deliverhistorioinvestmentsinlooalinfrastruoture,inoluding
betterhighwavs,roads,bridges,water-andwastewater
svstems,housing,oollegeanduniversitvfaoilities,publio
transit,andgreenenergv:
· doubledthe0as1axlundandmadeitpermanent,toprovidea
prediotablestreamofrevenuetoallowmunioipalitiestoplan
andfundimprovementstoessentialinfrastruoture:
· providedspeoialfunding,throughtheCommunitiesComponent
ofourBuildingCanadalund,toaddresstheuniqueneedsof
smallermunioipalities:
· establishedthePublio1ransit1axCredit,toenoouragetheuse
ofpubliotransitandhelpproteotourenvironment:
· oraokeddownonguns,gangs,anddrugs:
· establishedthe¥outh0angPreventionlund,providingsupport
forsuooessfuloommunitvprogramstohelpat-riskvouthto
avoidinvolvementingangsandoriminalaotivitv:and
· supported the reoruitment of 2,500 polioe oftoers
aorossCanada.
wehavealsostoodupforruraloommunities,andtakenaotionon
theoonoernsofCanadiansinruralregions. we have:
· opposedthewastefulandineffeotivelong-gunregistrv,and
extendedmeasurestoavoidtheoriminalizationoflaw-abiding
farmers,hunters,andsportsmen:
· providedstrongsupportforeaohofCanada’sregional
developmentagenoies,andestablishedtwonewagenoiesto
supporteoonomiodevelopmentin3outhern0ntarioandin
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Canada’sNorth:
· madesubstantialinvestmentstomodernizeruralinfrastruoture
–inoludingroads,bridges,harbours,water-treatmentfaoilities,
andpost-seoondarvinstitutions:
· supported job oreation and eoonomio diversitoation in
oommunities faoing diftoult transitions in looal industries:
· inoreasedinvestmentsinthe1argetedlnitiativefor0lder
workers,providingskills-trainingandjob-searohassistanoein
oommunitiesexperienoingongoinghighunemplovmentand/or
withahighrelianoeonasingleindustrvaffeotedbv
downsizing/olosures:
· extendedbroadbandooverageto200,000additional
householdsinruralandremoteregions:and
· investedinimprovementstoferrvservioesinAtlantioCanada,
theMagdalenlslands,andBritishColumbia.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasalsoprovidedstrongsupport
toproteot,sustain,andpromoteCanada’straditionalindustries.we
have:
· foughthardandsuooeededinreopeningandexpanding
marketsforCanadianbeefaroundtheworld,inoludingChina,
PongKong,Russia,andColombia:
· foughthardandsuooeededinreopeningandexpanding
marketsforCanadianporkaroundtheworld,inoludingChina
andRussia:
· kept oanola exports towing to China:
· stoodupforCanadiansealersandsealingoommunities,and
openedavastnewmarketforCanadiansealproduotsinChina:
· madeoreditavailabletohelpvoungfarmersgetstartedand
tohelpensurethefamilvfarmoanbepassedontothe
nextgeneration:
· strengthenedbusinessriskmanagementprogramsforfarmers,
andinoreasedsupportforagrioulturalinnovation,market
developmentandoompetitiveness:
· suooessfullvnegotiatedrestoredaooesstotheu.3.marketfor
theCanadiansoftwoodlumberindustrv,inoludingthereturnof
morethan$5billionindutvdepositstoCanadianproduoers:
· investedinoombatingthemountainpinebeetleinfestationin
BritishColumbia:
· provided $170 million to support diversitoation and innovation
intheforestrvseotor,andestablisheda$1-billionPulpand
Paper0reen1ransformationProgram:
· provided $44 billion in tnanoial servioes to Canada-based
forestrvoompaniesthroughLxportLevelopmentCanada,to
helpinoreasetheirlong-termoompetitiveness,andmorethan
$420 million in loans to Canadian forestrv trms:
· re-establishedandextendedtheMineralLxploration1axCredit,
andstreamlinedregulatorvreviewsfornewminingandenergv
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projeots,tohelporeatejobsintheminingindustrv:
· helped Canadians in the tshing industrv in transferring
tshing propertv to their ohildren, bv giving them the same
lifetimeoapitalgainsexemptionenjovedbvfarmersandsmall-
businessowners:
· promoted the sustainabilitv of oommeroial tshing and small
ooastaloommunities,throughinvestmentsinsmalloraft
harbours,andthroughregulatorvinitiativesinsupportofthe
aquaoultureseotor:and
· supportedruraltourism,thoughhistorioexpansionsofour
NationalParksandwildernessandmarineoonservationareas,
andsubstantialinvestmentstoimprovefaoilitiesatourNational
ParksandNationalPistorio3itesofCanada.
OUR PLAN
Pereiswhatare-eleoted3tephenParper0overnmentwilldotosup-
portCanadianoommunitiesandindustries,aooordingtotheirunique
needsandpriorities.
CITIES, TOWNS, AND RURAL COMMUNITIES
PERMANENT FUNDING FOR MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasprovidedstrongsupportto
munioipalities,tohelpimprovethequalitvoflifeofCanadiansand
ensure long-term eoonomio growth. we have:
· workedeffeotivelvwithotherlevelsofgovernmenttodeliver
historioinvestmentsinlooalinfrastruoture–inoludingbetter
highwavs,roads,bridges,water-andwastewatersvstems,
housing,oollegeanduniversitvfaoilities,publiotransit,and
greenenergv:
· providedspeoialfundingtoaddresstheuniqueneedsof
smallermunioipalities:and
· establishedthePublio1ransit1axCredit,toenoouragetheuse
ofpubliotransitandhelpproteotourenvironment.
ln2008,3tephenParper’s0overnmentdoubledthe0as1axlund
andmadeitpermanent–amajorstepforwardformunioipalities,
providingastableandprediotablesouroeofrevenuefortherenewal
oflooalinfrastruoture.
wewillintroduoelegislation to oontrm this permanent funding for
munioipalinfrastruoturethroughthe0as1axlund.
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SUPPORTING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERISM
1hebestsolutionstothediverseohallengesfaoingoommunities
areoftenfoundlooallv.Lvervdav,thepowerofinnovationisseenat
workinoommunitiesaorossCanada,asoitizens,businesses,and
oharitablegroupsjoinforoestotaoklelooalproblems.
3tephenParper’s0overnmentisoommittedtoworkinginpartner-
shipwithinnovativeoharitiesandforward-thinkingprivate-seotor
oompaniestosupportnewapproaohestosooialohallenges.
lorexample,weprovidedsupportforPathwavstoLduoation,to
helpitexpandtooitiesaorosstheoountrv.Pathwavsisapraotioal,
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to support munìcìpa| ìnfrastructure. when they
opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month.
and chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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volunteer-drivenorganizationwithatraokreoordofreduoinghigh-
sohooldrop-outratesandhelpingvouthinlow-inoomeoommunities
togoontopost-seoondarveduoationorjobtraining.
wearealsooommittedtopromotingthegreatworkoftheoountless
volunteerswhomakeadifferenoeinouroommunities.
ln1anuarv2011,PrimeMinister3tephenParperestablishedthe
PrimeMinister’sAwardsforvolunteerism,toreoognizeoutstanding
volunteersfromooasttoooasttoooast,andtoenoourageothersto
followtheirexample.
wewilltakeaotiontoprovidemoreeffeotivesupportforoommunitv
partnerships and volunteerism. we will:
· establish3ooiallmpaotBonds,toraisemonevforpromising
newoommunitvinitiatives:
· simplifvfundingagreements,andreduoeredtape
forapplioants:
· testnewwavstoengagetheprivateseotorandmaximizethe
effeotivenessofgovernmentsupport:and
· providefundingtovolunteerCanadatodevelopavolunteer-
matohingservioe.
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HELPING AT-RISK YOUTH AVOID GANGS AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenstrongaotiontoprevent
orimeandtoproteotouroommunitiesfromguns,gangs,anddrugs.
Amongmanvotheraotions,in2007weestablishedthe¥outh0ang
Preventionlund,tosupportsuooessfuloommunitvprogramsthat
helpvouthwhoareingangsoratriskofjoininggangs.
1helundsupportspraotioalinitiatives,inoludingreoreationaloppor-
tunities,peerandfamilvsupport,mentoring,andlife-skillsdevelop-
ment.ltishelpingat-riskvouthaorosstheoountrvtosettheirsights
oneduoation,emplovment,andahopefulfuture.
1obuildonourorime-preventionefforts,andtooontinuehelping
at-riskvouthtomakegoodohoioesfortheirfuture,wewillrenew
oursupportforthe¥outh0angPreventionlund,andmake
itpermanent.
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MORE DOCTORS AND NURSES FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES
lnreoentvearsthenumberofdootorsandnursesinCanadahasin-
oreased.ButCanadiansinsomeregionsoftheoountrv–espeoiallv
ruralandremoteregions–oontinuetoexperienoeashortage.
wewillhelpattraotnewdootors,nursesandnursepraotitionersto
theseoommunities,bvforgivingaportionoffederalstudentloansfor
thosewhoagreetopraotioeinunder-servedruralorremoteareas.
1heresultwillbebetterhealthoareandahigherqualitvoflifefor
Canadiansinruralandremoteoommunities.
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As0uebeodoesnotpartioipateintheCanada3tudentLoanPro-
gram,are-eleoted3tephenParper0overnmentwillworkoloselvwith
the0overnmentof0uebeotoimplementthismeasureinamanner
thatrespeotsitsjurisdiotion.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to strenethen |oca| communìtìes. when they
opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month.
and chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to protect our communìtìes and he|p at-rìsk
youth. when they opposed 5tephen Parper's
ßudeet |ast month. and chose ìnstead to force
an unnecessary and opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to strenethen hea|th care ìn rura| communìtìes.
when they opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet
|ast month. and chose ìnstead to force an unnec-
essary and opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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DEFIBRILLATORS IN EVERY HOCKEY ARENA IN CANADA
1here’snothingmoreCanadianthanahookevgameatthelooal
arena.lt’sagreatwavtobuildfriendshipsandoommunities,andit’s
partofanaotive,healthvlifestvle.
1ohelpproteotplavers,bothadultsandohildren,manvoommunities
and looal hookev assooiations have purohased detbrillators for their
looalarenas.Lxperienoeshowstheseinvestmentsoansavelives.ln
partnershipwithinterestedstakeholders,wewillensurethateverv
reoreational hookev arena in Canada has a detbrillator,andwewill
supporttrainingforattendantsinusingthem.
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS TAX CREDIT
Manv tre departments in Canada depend on volunteers. unfortu-
natelv,somehavebeenforoedtoolosebeoauseofalaok
ofreoruits.Asaresult,someoommunitieshavelosttheironlv
emergenov responder servioe, and laok proteotion from tre and
otheremergenoies.
volunteer tretghters saoritoe their time and some inour expenses, in
additiontoputtingtheirlivesatrisk,toproteotothers.1hevdeserve
ourgratitudeandsupport.
wewillreoognizetheimportanoeofthislife-savingwork,andhelp
sustain volunteer tre departments,bvestablishinganewvolunteer
liretghters 1ax Credit.
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1hemeasurewillprovideanon-refundabletaxoreditonanamount
of $3,000, for volunteer tretghters who perform at least 200 hours
ofservioepervear.
END THE INEFFECTIVE LONG-GUN REGISTRY
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasstronglvandoonsistentlvop-
posedthepreviousLiberalgovernment’s$2-billionlong-gunregistrv.
1helong-gunregistrviswastefulandineffeotive:anditneedlesslv
andunfairlvtargetslaw-abidingCanadians.ltdoesnothingto
reduoeorime,ortostrengthenoureffortstokeepgunsoutofthe
handsoforiminals.
unfortunatelvthelgnatieff-ledCoalitionwiththeNLPandBloo
0uébéoois has teroelv resisted efforts to abolish the long-gun reg-
istrv.1hevopposeoureffortstooraokdownonoriminalswhouse
guns,whileinsistingonheapingpenaltiesonfarmersand
duokhunters.
wewillendthelong-gunregistrvonoeandforall.
HUNTING ADVISORY PANEL TO THE MINISTER OF
THE ENVIRONMENT
Punting, tshing and trapping have plaved a kev role in
Canada’shistorv.
1hevremainoentraltothelivelihoodandtraditionsofmanvCanadi-
ans,inoludingAboriginalandNorthernoommunities.1hevarealso
animportantpartofmanvlooalandregionaltourismindustries.
unfortunatelvtheselegitimatereoreationalandoommeroialaotivities
aresometimesthreatenedbvunfairrestriotionsbasedonmisunder-
standingsofruraleoonomiesandoonservationpraotioes.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to he|p protect rura| communìtìes and support
vo|unteer ñreñehters. when they opposed
5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month. and
chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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Canadiansagreethatwemusttakeaotiontoproteotendangered
speoies.Butalltoooftendeoisionshavebeenmadewithoutinput
fromtheCanadiansmostdireotlvaffeoted,whohaveuniqueexper-
tiseintheoonservationofournaturalheritage.
wewillestablishaPuntingAdvisorvPanel,reportingtotheMinister
oftheLnvironment,oomprisedofrepresentativesofprovinoialand
territorialhuntersandanglersassooiations,toensuregovernment
deoisionsarebasedonsolidsoienoeandbalanoedadvioe.
STRENGTHEN PROPERTY RIGHTS
1heCanadianBillofRights,ohampionedbv1ohnLiefenbakerand
passed bv his Conservative government in 1960, reoognized prop-
ertvrightsinCanada.
1heserightswereomittedindraftingtheCharterofRightsand
lreedoms,however,leavinglandownerswithoutappropriateproteo-
tionagainstunfairrestriotionsontheuseandenjovmentof
theirpropertv.
3peoitoallv, while the Species at Risk Actprovidesforoompensation
forland-userestriotionsintendedtoproteotthehabitatsofendan-
geredspeoies,inpraotioeoompensationisvirtuallvnevergranted.
wewillstrengthentherightsoflandowners,bvreviewingthe3peoies
atRiskAotwithaviewtoensuringthatwhenoompensationisowed,
oompensationwillbepaid.
IMPROVE AND EXPAND CANADA’S SNOWMOBILE
AND RECREATIONAL TRAILS
1hesnowmobilewasinventedinCanadaand,eversinoe,snowmobil-
inghasbeenahugelvpopularCanadianreoreationalaotivitv.
0ur0overnmenthasprovidedsupporttotheNational1railsCoali-
tionforanationalinitiativetooreateandimprovesnowmobileand
all-terrain-vehioletrails.1odateoursupporthashelpedimprove500
trailsaorosstheoountrv.
wewillbuildonthisaooomplishment,throughadditionalfundingfor
upgradesandnewtrails.
RELOCATE THE HEAD OFFICE OF CANADA ECONOMIC DEVELOP-
MENT FOR QUEBEC REGIONS
Communities in the regions of 0uebeo benett from the work of
CanadaLoonomioLevelopmentfor0uebeoRegions.1heagenov
targets assistanoe to businesses and non-prott organizations ao-
oording to the speoito needs and unique potential of eaoh region of
theprovinoe.
1obettersupporttheagenovinoreatingjobsandopportunitvforall
0uebeoers,wewillrelooate its head oftoe to a oentre or oentres ap-
propriatetoalltheregionsoftheprovinoe.
ACCORD ON QUEBEC’S OFFSHORE RESOURCES
Canada’snaturalresouroesareamongouroountrv’sgreatestas-
sets.1hroughoutourhistorvthevhavebeenaoruoialsouroeofjobs
andgrowthinevervregionoftheoountrv.
1hefederalgovernmenthasworkedwithprovinoialgovernmentsto
developtheseresouroesresponsiblvandtooreatenewopportunities
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forCanadians.
lormorethan12vearsthe0overnmentof0uebeohaswantedto
explore development of the 0ld Parrv oil and gas teld in the 0ulf of
3t.Lawrenoe.Reoentlvour0overnmentreaohedanhistorioaooord
withthe0overnmentof0uebeowhiohsetstheoonditionstoallow
developmentintheareatoprooeed.1heresultwillbelong-termjob
oreationandeoonomiogrowthintheregionsof0uebeo.
wewillimplementtheaooordon0uebeo’soffshoreresouroes,bv
tablingtheneoessarvlegislationinParliament.
TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES
EXPAND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS FOR FARMERS
1heagrioultureandagri-foodseotoristhesouroeofapproximatelv
oneineightjobsinCanada,andmorethan8peroentofour0LP.
Canadianfarmersproduoethebest,healthiest,andsafestfoodin
theworld.
3tephenParper’s0overnmentreoognizestheimportanoeofagrioul-
turetotheCanadianeoonomv,andhaslistenedtoandtakenaotion
ontheprioritiesofCanadianfarmers.
Amongotherthings,wehaveprovidedstrongsupporttotheAgrioul-
tureandlood1radeCommissioner3ervioe,todefendandadvanoe
theinterestsofCanadianfarmersintradenegotiationsanddisputes.
wealsoestablishedtheMarketAooess3eoretariat,toooordinate
effortstopursuenewandexistinginternationalmarketsandtokeep
paoewithglobaloompetitors.1he3eoretariathasalreadvsuooeeded
in keeping oanola exports towing to China.
1obuildonthis,wewillinoreasesupportfortheAgrioultureandlood
1radeCommissioner3ervioeandtheMarketAooess3eoretariat.
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1hesetwobodieshaveprovedtheirvalue:wewillextendtheirgood
workinsupportofCanadianfarmers.
wewillalsoinvestinanewAgrioulturelnnovationlnitiative,tosup-
portlooalfarm-basedresearohanddevelopmentprojeots.
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lnaddition,toensureouroontinuingeffortstosupportfarmersare
aseffeotiveaspossible,wewilldevelopaNationallarmandlood
3trategvtoguidefederalpoliovthroughtheoomingvears.
1he3trategvwillbuildonoureffortstosustaintheCanadianfamilv
farm,tostrengthenfoodsafetv,andtoopennewmarketsforthe
world-olassproduotsofCanadianfarmers.
EQUIVALENCY FOR FOOD INPUTS
Likeotherbusinesspeople,Canadianfarmerswantaooesstothelat-
estinnovations,tosuooeedintheglobaleoonomv.
unfortunatelv,longandburdensomeapprovalprooessesimposedbv
thefederalgovernmentarepreventingCanadianfarmersfromob-
tainingthebestfertilizers,pestioides,andveterinarvdrugsavailable
onthemarket.
wewillreviseourrentapprovalprooessestoallowforinternational
equivalenoiesinsuohproduots.wewilleliminateneedlessduplioa-
tion,whileproteotingournationalsovereigntvandmaintainingthe
highestsafetvstandards.
SUPPORT SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
3upplvmanagementhelpsensurethesuooessofCanadianfarmers,
throughprioestabilitv,prediotablelevelsofimports,andreasonable
returnsfortheirproduotion.ltalsohelpsprovideaoonsistentsupplv
ofhigh-qualitv,nutritiousfoodforCanadianoonsumers.
0ur0overnmenthasastrongreoordofdefendingsupplvmanage-
ment.lorexample,wehavetakenaotiononArtiole28under0A11
tolimitimportsofmilkproteinoonoentrates,andweestablished
oheeseoompositionalstandardstoensurethatrealmilkisaningre-
dientinCanadianoheese.
wewilloontinuetostandupforCanadianfarmersandindustries,
bvdefendingsupplvmanagementinallinternationalforumsand
bilateralnegotiations.
CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD
wewilloontinuetoworkwithwesternCanadiangrainfarmersto
ensurethattheresultsofthebarlevplebisoitearerespeotedand
thatthevaregiventhefreedomtoohoosewhethertosellgrainon
theopenmarketorthroughtheCanadianwheatBoard.
SUPPORT FOREST INNOVATION AND MARKET DEVELOPMENT
Canadianforestrvworkersandoommunitiesoenteredontheforestrv
industrv have faoed diftoult ohallenges in reoent vears - the housing
oollapseintheu.3.,adropindemandfornewsprint,andthemoun-
tainpinebeetleinfestation,amongotherthings.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasprovidedsubstantialsupport
to help meet these ohallenges, through innovation, diversitoation,
marketdevelopment,andinoreasedoompetitiveness.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs mea-
sure to support Uanadìan farmers. when they
opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month.
and chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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wewillbuildontheseaotions,bvextendingtheourrentlorestlnno-
vationandMarketLevelopmentprograms.
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EXTEND THE MINERAL EXPLORATION TAX CREDIT
1opromotemineralexplorationandtohelpproteotminingoommuni-
tiesaffeotedbvlong-termohallenges,3tephenParper’s0overnment
hasreintroduoedandextendedtheMineralLxploration1axCredit.
wewillextendthissuooessfulmeasureonoeagain,tohelpsustain
andoreatejobsintheCanadianminingindustrv.
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SUPPORT FOR THE FISHING INDUSTRY
3tephen Parper's 0overnment has helped Canadians in the tshing
industrv in transferring tshing propertv to their ohildren, bv giving
themthesamelifetimeoapitalgainsexemptionenjovedbvfarmers
andsmall-businessowners.
we have also promoted the sustainabilitv of oommeroial tshing and
smallooastaloommunities,throughregulatorvinitiativesinsupport
oftheaquaoultureseotor,andthroughinvestmentsinsmall
oraftharbours.
ln2010aseriesofstormsdamagedmorethan250smallorafthar-
boursinManitoba,0uebeoandaorossAtlantioCanada.Aspartof
our ongoing support for the Canadian tshing industrv, we will extend
supportforrepairsandimprovementstosmalloraftharbours.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth
the NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs mea-
sure to support Uanadìan forestry. when they
opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month.
and chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth
the NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs
measure to support Uanadìan mìnìne. when they
opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast month.
and chose ìnstead to force an unnecessary and
opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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THE IGNATIEFF-LED COALITION wìth the
NUP and ß|oc 0uébécoìs opposed thìs measure
to support the Uanadìan ñshìne ìndustry. when
they opposed 5tephen Parper's ßudeet |ast
month. and chose ìnstead to force an unneces-
sary and opportunìstìc e|ectìon.
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HERE FOR INTEGRITY AND
ACCOUNTABILITY
OUR GOAL
Before3tephenParperbeoamePrimeMinister,Canadianshadlost
faithintheintegritvoftheirgovernment.
waste,mismanagement,andoorruptionwererampantontheinside.
AndregularCanadians–peoplewhoworkhard,pavtheirtaxes,and
plavbvtherules–wereleftontheoutside.
ln the eleotion in 2006, Canadians voted for ohange - to end oorrup-
tionandrestoreaooountabilitvin0ttawa.
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasliveduptothatmandate.
ConservativesareinpubliolifetoserveourfellowCanadians,andwe
areoommittedtoprovidingtheprinoipled,aooountablegovernment
thatourgreatoountrvdeserves.
OUR RECORD
0ur trst aot on forming government in 2006 was to pass our Federal
Accountability Act.0ttawaisnowadifferentandbetterplaoeasa
result. 1hrough this unpreoedented, landmark legislation, we:
· strengthenedtheroleoftheAuditor0eneralandthe
LthiosCommissioner:
· bannedseoretdonationstopolitioaloandidates:
· reformed the tnanoing of politioal parties bv eliminating
largepersonaldonationsandbanningdonationsfromunions
andoorporations:
· providedrealproteotionforwhistleblowers:
· improvedauditingandaooountabilitvwithingovernment
departments:and
· strengthenedpublioaooesstoinformation.
wehavealsoworkedtirelesslvtoinoreasethedemooratiolegitimaov
oftheuneleoted3enate.Butthelgnatieff-ledCoalitionwiththeNLP
andBloo0uébéooishasresistedoureffortsoonsistentlv–andun-
fortunatelv,sofarthevhavebeensuooessfulinpreventingreform.
OUR PLAN
Pereiswhatare-eleoted3tephenParper0overnmentwilldoto
oontinuestrengtheningintegritvandaooountabilitvingovernment
andpolitioalaotivitv.
SENATE REFORM
Anuneleoted3enateissimplvnotaooeptableinamoderndemoo-
raov.3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasfoughtlongandhardfor
3enatereform.
unfortunatelv,thelgnatieff-ledCoalitionhasblookedusat
evervturn.
A 3tephen Parper-led majoritv 0overnment will:
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· re-introduoeandpasslegislationsettingtermlimits
forsenators:
· oontinuetoenoouragetheprovinoestoworkwithusto
establishademooratioprooessforseleotingsenators:
· appointthosewhoareseleotedthroughdemooratio
prooesses:and
· inprovinoesthatdonottakeusuponouroffer,wewilltll
3enatevaoanoieswithindividualswhosupportour3enate
reformgoals,inoludingourgoalofaneleoted3enate.
FAIR REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
1helathersofConfederationagreedthattheallooationofseatsin
the Pouse of Commons should reteot eaoh provinoe's share of the
population.“Representationbvpopulation”hasremainedafunda-
mentalprinoipleofourdemooraoveversinoe.
1oensurethisprinoipleismaintainedandtotakeintoaooount
populationohangesaorosstheoountrv,fromtimetotimethefor-
mulaforallooatingseatshasbeenupdated.updatestotheformula
havebeendesignedtoensurefairnessforbothfaster-andslower-
growingprovinoes.
Beoause of signitoant population ohanges sinoe the last update, the
provinoes of British Columbia, Alberta, and 0ntario are now signit-
oantlvunderrepresented.
wewillreintroduoelegislationtorestorefairrepresentationinthe
PouseofCommons.
Atthesametime,wewillproteottheseatoountofslower-growing
provinoes.wewillensurethat0uebeo’sseatoountwillnotdropbe-
lowitsourrent75seats,andthatthepopulationof0uebeoremains
proportionatelvrepresented.
FIRST NATIONS FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthastakenaotiontostrengthenthe
rights of Canada's Aboriginal peoples, inoluding:
· formalendorsementoftheunitedNationsLeolarationonthe
RightsoflndigenousPeoples,inamannerfullvoonsistentwith
Canada’soonstitutionandlaws:
· anindependenttribunalwiththepowertomakebinding
deoisions on speoito olaims and oompensation, part of our
suooessfuleffortstospeeduptheresolutionofoutstanding
speoito olaims:
· extensionofproteotionundertheCanadianPumanRightsAot
topeoplelivingonreserve:and
· legislationtoextendtowomenlivingonreservethesame
matrimonialpropertvrightsheldbvotherCanadianwomen.
wewilloontinuetoworkoooperativelvwithCanada’sAboriginal
peoples.Buildingonthestepswe’vetakentoensurethevenjov
thesamerightsasotherCanadians,wewillintroduoe,asgovern-
mentlegislation,ConservativeMPKellvBlook’sbillrequiringthe
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publioationofthesalariesandexpensesoflirstNationsohiefs
andoounoillors.
1hisnewlawwillinoreasetransparenovandaooountabilitvinthe
useofpubliofundsforlirstNationsoommunities,andinorease
opennessandtrustamongbandoounoilsandmembers,and
allCanadians.
END THE SUBSIDY OF POLITICAL PARTIES
3tephen Parper's 0overnment has taken aotion to reform the tnano-
ingofpolitioalparties.
weeliminatedlargepersonaldonationsandbanneddonationsfrom
unions and oorporations, to prevent unfair intuenoe on politioal par-
tiesthroughmonev.Butmoreisneeded.
Politioalpartiesenjovoonsiderableadvantagesoverotherorganiza-
tionsinfundraising,inoludingvervstrongtaxinoentivesfordonors,
andrebatesonmonevspentatthenationalandlooallevels.
lnaddition,thepreviousLiberalgovernmentestablishedadireot
subsidvforpolitioalparties–evenforpartiesthatmakenoeffortto
raisefundsontheirown.Lastvearalone,theoosttotaxpaversof
thisdireotsubsidvwas$27million.
0overnmentshaveadutvtouseCanadians’taxdollarswithgreat
oare, and onlv in the publio interest - espeoiallv in a time of tsoal
restraint,whenfamiliesarestrugglingtomakeendsmeet.
wehavealwavsopposeddireotsubsidies:anda3tephenParper-led
majoritv0overnmentwillphaseoutthedireotsubsidvofpolitioal
partiesoverthenextthreevears.
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OPEN GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE
3tephenParper’s0overnmenthasastrongreoordofaotiontoin-
oreaseaooountabilitvin0ttawa.
lnresponsetotheseriesofmajorsoandalsunderthepreviousLib-
eral government, our trst aot on forming government in 2006 was to
passourFederal Accountability Act.
Reoentlvweannounoedthenew0pen0overnmentlnitiative,aspart
ofourongoingeffortstofostergreateropennessandaooountabilitv.
1he lnitiative is designed to aohieve this in three broad streams:
· opendata–oentralizedaooesstogovernmentdataina
moreusefulformatforoitizens,theprivateseotorand
non-governmentorganizations:
· openinformation–proaotivereleaseofgovernment
information,andadministrativeohangestoimprovethe
aooesstoinformationsvstem:and
· opendialogue–innovativeonlinetoolsfortwo-wav
engagementbetweenCanadiansandtheirgovernment.
wewilltakefurtheraotiontoimplementthe0pen0overnmentlnitia-
tive.wewillestablishan0pen0overnmentworking0roup,toooordi-
nate0pen0overnmentprojeotsaorossgovernmentdepartments.
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PHASE-OUT OF THE SUBSIDY OF
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COST COST
PER VOTE PER YEAR
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YEAR 3
YEAR 4
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