We Are One Week From Election Day

We Are One Week From Election Day

The federal election campaign is now into its final week. The three main party leaders are zeroing in on Ontario and British Columbia today. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is returning to Vancouver to make an announcement this morning. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, meanwhile, will open the day in a rural Ottawa suburb, and the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh will be in northern Ontario for the second day in a row. Early numbers from Elections Canada indicate more than 1.3 million voters cast their ballot in-person on the first day of advance polls Friday.

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has announced more paid leave from work for parents dealing with the death of a child, as well as extended EI benefits. At a stop in Vancouver he said Conservatives want to remove the stigma sometimes experienced by parents who need time to grieve. He says a Conservative government would give eight weeks of paid leave from work after the death of a child, and three days after a miscarriage.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he would raise taxes on billionaires and close corporate loopholes to help fund his ambitious social programs. He says Canada is losing out on billions of dollars of potential tax revenue. But Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau responded by suggesting there is a ceiling to how much a government can tax the wealthy. On a stop in Quebec, Trudeau touted Liberal policies on raising money to pay for their platform.

Photo Credit: Federal Debate Commission via CPAC

 

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