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CANADAS FEDERAL PARTY PLATFORMS

Group Members:

Zohaib

Issue

Liberal

NDP

Conservative

Green

Education

We will provide
direct help to
students from lowand
middle-income
families to help
them pay for their
education and
ensure that debt
loads are
manageable. We
will increase the
maximum Canada
Student Grant for
low-income
students to $3,000
per year for
full-time students,
and to $1,800 per
year for part-time
students.

Invest $250
million in
additional federal
student grants
over four years,
with an emphasis
on helping
students who
need it most,
creating as many
as 50,000 new
grants;

Building on a
strong record of
supporting
Canadian families
who are saving for a
childs education, a
re-elected Harper
Conservative
government will
enhance Registered
Education Savings
Plans (RESPs) by
doubling the federal
grant for low- and
middle-income
families.

Boost
participation in
cooperative
education
programs and
apprenticeships..

RESPs also make it


possible to receive
extra money
through government
incentives the
Canada Learning
Bond[1] and the
Canada Education
Savings Grants.

Increase
investments in
post-secondary
education and
ensure that public
funding plays a
major role in
research and
development
initiatives.

https://www.liberal
.ca/realchange/po
st-secondary-educ
ation/

begin phasing out


interest on
student loans to
eliminate it in
year 7
working with
schools to make
them more
accessible,
affordable, and
inclusive

https://www.nd
p.ca/news/coll
ege-universityto-be-more-aff
ordable-underndp

http://www.conserv
ative.ca/prime-mini
ster-harper-announc
es-further-support-f
or-families-saving-f
or-their-childrens-e
ducation-2/

Harmonize
government
programs such as
the Millennium
Scholarship Fund
to provide a single
need-based grant
program to reduce
student debt.

Increase the
availability of
full-time
employment
positions and
quality of life by
implementing a
gradual reduction
in the standard
work week to
thirty-five work
hours per week.

https://www.gr
eenparty.ca/en
/platform2006/
education_em
ployment

Bloc
Quebecois
demand more
federal
transfers for
post secondary
education, and
social
programs of
$2.75 billion
over 3 years of
Quebec

Health Care

We will restart that


important
conversation and
provide the
collaborative
federal leadership
that has been
missing during the
Harper decade.
We will negotiate
a new Health
Accord with
provinces and
territories,
including a
long-term
agreement on
funding.
As an immediate
commitment, we
will invest $3
billion, over the
next four years, to
deliver more and
better home care
services for all
Canadians.
https://www.liberal
.ca/realchange/a-n
ew-health-accord/

Lowering drug
costs through
a universal
coverage plan.
Supporting
people as they
age by
expanding
home care to
41,000 more
seniors and
providing
funding for
5,000 more
nursing home
beds.
Creating a
youth mental
health
innovation
fund to reduce
wait times and
improve access
to care.
Tripling the
paid leave
available for
Canadians
who are too ill
to work.
https://www.n
dp.ca/platfor
m

Environment

To make sure
even more
Canadian families
get to enjoy our
countrys natural
beauty, well make
admission to
National Parks
free in 2017, the
150th anniversary
of Confederation.

I will personally
lead the
Canadian
delegation to the
COP21 climate
conference in
Paris with firm
targets to cut
pollution, and
bring in a home
retrofit program
to lower your

New family
doctors and
nurses in rural
areas will be
relieved from a
portion of their
Canada
student loans
investments in
mental health,
through the
Mental Health
Commission of
Canada, and
electronic
medical records
through Canada
Health Infoway
have had a
positive impact.
Investments into
health research
declined overall
with a few
notable
investments into
important
targeted
initiatives.
http://election201
5.cfpc.ca/election
-platforms/

protecting bc
natural
environment
A re-elected
Conservative
government will
extend its
successful
partnership with
the Pacific

Expanding public
health insurance
to cover
prescription
medication is not
only about
creating a
healthier and fairer
Canada it also
makes economic
sense. By creating
a bulk medicine
buying agency,
Canadians would
save billions
annually.
Establish a federal
Crown corporation
to bulk buy
prescription
medication to
drive down the
cost to provinces
Establish a
national seniors
strategy, and
increase
investment in
preventative
health care
https://www.green
party.ca/en/health
care

The Green
Party of
Canada has set
out its plan for
a sustainable
future
grounded in
fiscal
responsibility,
ecological

Duceppe said
his rivals are
threatening the
long-term
financing of the
Canada Health
Transfer, a
federal
program that
distributes
money to
provinces to
help pay for
government-fu
nded medical
services.
"Health care is
certainly the
most important
issue in the
federal election
campaign,"
Duceppe said in
Montreal.
http://www.huf
fingtonpost.ca/
2015/09/08/bl
oc-quebecois-le
ader-says-rivals
-threatening-lo
ng-term-health
-care-funding_
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: Table a "wood
charter" that
would promote
wood
construction for
federal buildings.
Sept. 23:
Increase taxes
on major
corporations to
16.5 per cent
from 15 per cent

Finally, well
protect our wildlife
and our water by
increasing the
amount of
protected marine
and coastal areas
to 5 per cent by
2017 and 10 per
cent by 2020.

household
heating costs.
https://www.ndp.
ca/platform

https://www.liberal
.ca/realchange/rea
l-change-a-new-pl
an-for-canadas-en
vironment-and-eco
nomy/

Salmon
Foundation, by
investing $15
million to
restore and
conserve key
British
Columbian
estuaries, and to
preserve the
lower Harrison
Rivers salmon
ecosystem.
http://www.cons
ervative.ca/harp
er-announces-ad
ditional-measure
s-to-protect-bcsnatural-environ
ment/

health, and
social justice.
they plan to
improve
3.1. Air quality
3.2 Water
protection and
conservation
3.3 National Parks
3.4 Species at risk
3.5 Toxic
chemicals and
health risks from
radiation
3.6 Environmental
science support:
Restore federal
science capacity
3.7 Zero waste
3.8 Commercial
seal hunt
3.9 Commercial
whale hunting
3.10 Animal
welfare
3.11 Arctic
strategy
3.12 Measuring
and protecting
Canadas natural
accounts

and raise tax


rates for big
banks and oil
companies to 20
per cent from 15
per cent. Impose
a tax increase of
1.5 percentage
points on those
earning more
than $150,000.
http://www.cbc.c
a/news/politics/c
anada-election-2
015-bloc-election
-promises-1.3246
596

https://www.g
reenparty.ca/e
n/policy/vision
-green/environ
ment
Law and
Order

repeal changes
made by Bill C-42
that allow
restricted and
prohibited
weapons to be
freely transported
without a permit,
and we will put
decision-making
about weapons
restrictions back in

We will call an
inquiry into
missing and
murdered
Indigenous
women, repeal
Bill C-51 and
introduce a new
Accountability
Act that will crack
down on Senate

ending long
gun registry

We are dedicated
to responsible
governance that
protects our
country and our
fellow Canadians.
This commitment
shapes our
approach to
tackling crime,
delivering justice,
reducing

Table a bill that


would force
federally
regulated
companies to
conform to Bill
101, Quebec's
language law.
Tighten security
measures

the hands of
police, not
politicians;
provide $100
million each year
to the provinces
and territories to
support guns and
gangs police task
forces to take
illegal guns off our
streets and reduce
gang violence;
modify the
membership of the
Canadian
Firearms Advisory
Committee to
include
knowledgeable
law enforcement
officers, public
health advocates,
representatives
from womens
groups, and
members of the
legal community

recidivism,
protecting
Canadas borders,
and combating
terrorism.

expenses and
bolster Conflict of
Interest laws.
https://www.ndp.
ca/platform

Revise laws to
increase penalties
for domestic
violence and
ensure protection
for the victims
and survivors of
domestic violence

surrounding the
rail transport of
hazardous
materials.
http://www.cbc.c
a/news/politics/c
anada-election-2
015-bloc-election
-promises-1.3246
596

and much more


https://www.gree
nparty.ca/en/poli
cy/vision-green/p
eople/justice/real
-security

https://www.lib
eral.ca/realcha
nge/guns/

Family

We will cancel tax


breaks and
benefits for the
wealthy
including the
Universal Child
Care Benefit and
introduce a
newCanada
Child Benefit to
give Canadian
families more

We will take the


first step towards
our goal of
universal,
affordable
childcare by
immediately
flowing funding
for over 60,000
childcare spaces
at no more than
$15 a day. We

An RESP is a
special
individualized
savings plan that
helps families
save for a
childs
post-secondary
education.
RESPs are most

Urge reforms to
our tax and labour
policies in ways
that will increase
the opportunity
for Canadians to
spend more time
with family;
Promote an
integrated
program of

Keep
employment
insurance fund
for people out of
work and not loot
it for other
projects.
Ask the federal
Competition
Bureau to
investigate

money to raise
their kids.
With the Canada
Child Benefit, nine
out of ten
Canadian families
will receive more
than under
Stephen Harpers
confusing
collection of child
benefit programs.
For the typical
family of four, that
means an
additional $2,500
in help, tax-free,
every year.

https://www.lib
eral.ca/realcha
nge/helping-fa
milies/

will restore the


age of retirement
to 65, and
introduce a new
Consumer
Protection Act to
cap ATM fees
and ensure
Canadians have
access to a
low-interest
credit card.
https://www.ndp.
ca/platform

often established
by parents, but
can also be
established by
grandparents or
another family
member.
RESPs allow a
childs savings
to grow tax free.
There are no
annual limits,
and the lifetime
limit is $50,000.
Contributions
are paid from
after-tax
income.
http://www.cons
ervative.ca/prim
e-minister-harpe
r-announces-furt
her-support-for-f
amilies-saving-f
or-their-children
s-education-2/

supports, tax cuts,


and
awareness-raising
emphasizing that
time spent with
children and/or in
the community is
essential for the
continuation of
our society.

https://www.g
reenparty.ca/e
n/policy/vision
-green/people/
family

fluctuating gas
prices.
http://www.cbc.c
a/news/politics/c
anada-election-2
015-bloc-election
-promises-1.3246
596