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Job and skills training for Canadians

In today’s changing economy, it is critical that Canadians have the opportunity to improve their s...

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A new plan to strengthen the economy and create jobs with navy investment

A Liberal government will take immediate action to ensure that Canada’s Armed Forces have the equi...

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Investing in Canadian culture and middle class jobs

Canada’s cultural and creative industries are a vibrant part of our economy and our national ident...

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Advancing and achieving reconciliation for the Métis Nation

The Métis are one of this country’s three constitutionally-recognized Indigenous Peoples. Over t...

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Real Change: Creating jobs and opportunity for young Canadians

For young Canadians to successfully launch their adult lives and enter into the workforce, they requ...

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Real Change: Protecting our oceans

Real Change: Protecting our oceans  After the Harper decade, Canadians no longer feel that they can...

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Promoting innovation to create jobs, grow our economy

The global economy is increasingly competitive. With new technologies disrupting old economic models...

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Investing in health and home care

Our publicly-funded universal health care system is a source of pride for Canadians. It provides eco...

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A concrete plan to help those fleeing the civil war in Syria

Canadians around the country – from our premiers and mayors, to non-governmental organizations, to...

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Greater economic security for middle class families

When you have an economy that works for the middle class, you have a country that works for everyone...

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Retirement security for our seniors

Canadians deserve a secure and dignified retirement after a lifetime of hard work. Their economic s...

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A new plan for Canadian immigration and economic opportunity

Throughout our history, Canada’s immigration policy has brought people here who had a pathway to c...

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Protecting Canadians’ Right to Vote

Elections are the cornerstone of representative democ- racy. It is the mechanism by which Canadians ...

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Job and skills training for Canadians

In today’s changing economy, it is critical that Canadians have the opportunity to improve their s...

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A new plan to strengthen the economy and create jobs with navy investment

A Liberal government will take immediate action to ensure that Canada’s Armed Forces have the equi...

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Investing in Canadian culture and middle class jobs

Canada’s cultural and creative industries are a vibrant part of our economy and our national ident...

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Real Change: Creating jobs and opportunity for young Canadians

For young Canadians to successfully launch their adult lives and enter into the workforce, they requ...

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Promoting innovation to create jobs, grow our economy

The global economy is increasingly competitive. With new technologies disrupting old economic models...

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Choosing investment, jobs, and growth for the middle class

Investing in infrastructure is vital to creating middle class jobs today and sustained economic grow...

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Investing in public transit infrastructure

A Liberal government will more than triple federal investment in public transit over the next four y...

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Investing in social infrastructure

The best investments we can make are those that generate economic growth and provide immediate and l...

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Investing in health and home care

Our publicly-funded universal health care system is a source of pride for Canadians. It provides eco...

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Investing in green infrastructure

A Liberal government will provide dedicated funding to invest in a broad range of projects, includin...

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Financing infrastructure investments with the Canada Infrastructure Bank

To help finance the construction of even more public infrastructure, we will also use more innovativ...

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Affordable housing for Canadians

Every Canadian needs safe, adequate, and affordable housing. Today, one in four Canadian households ...

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Greater economic security for middle class families

When you have an economy that works for the middle class, you have a country that works for everyone...

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Retirement security for our seniors

Canadians deserve a secure and dignified retirement after a lifetime of hard work. Their economic s...

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Employment Insurance that strengthens our economy and works for Canadians

Employment Insurance is an anchor of economic security for Canadian workers. Its benefits are there ...

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Moving communities forward, investing in public transit

Public transit is a critical engine of the Canadian economy. Over the last several decades, Canadian...

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Better compassionate support for caregivers

A Liberal government will introduce a more flexible and accessible Employment Insurance Compassionat...

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Right to request flexible work arrangements in federal jurisdiction

Leading by example, a Liberal government will amend the Canada Labour Code to provide every federall...

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Tax break for the Middle Class

We'll give middle class Canadians a tax break, by making our taxes fairer....

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More flexible parental benefits under Employment Insurance (EI)

We will introduce two new options so that parental benefits are more flexible for family and work ...

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The Canada Child Benefit

We'll give families more money to help with the high costs of raising their kids....

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Cancelling tax breaks and benefits for the wealthy

We'll cancel income splitting and other tax breaks and benefits for the wealthy....

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Real Change: Protecting our oceans

Real Change: Protecting our oceans  After the Harper decade, Canadians no longer feel that they can...

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Taking action on climate change

A Liberal government will: Attend the Paris climate conference, and within 90 days, hold a First Min...

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Restoring credibility in environmental assessments

A Liberal government will: Replace Harper’s changes to the environmental assessments with a new, c...

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Preserving and promoting our National Parks

A Liberal government will: Suspend admission fees to our National Parks in 2017, the 150th anniversa...

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Protecting our freshwater and oceans

A Liberal government will: Increase the amount of Canada’s protected marine and coastal areas from...

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Creating clean jobs and investment

A Liberal government will: Enhance tax measures to generate more clean technology investments, and w...

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Investing in clean technologies

A Liberal government will: Be a full partner in the work, already underway by provinces and territor...

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Advancing and achieving reconciliation for the Métis Nation

The Métis are one of this country’s three constitutionally-recognized Indigenous Peoples. Over t...

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Investing $2.6 billion in First Nations education

An initial, immediate new investment of $515 million per year in core annual funding for kindergarte...

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Expanding First Nations education infrastructure

We will also invest $500 million over the next three years for immediate First Nations education inf...

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New investments in post-secondary funding for Indigenous students

We will invest $50 million in additional annual support to the Post-Secondary Student Support Progra...

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Investing in our children and educators

As teachers and early childhood educators prepare their classrooms for the upcoming school year, we ...

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Truth and Reconciliation

We will support the work of reconciliation and continue the necessary process of truth telling and h...

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First Nations Education

We will make significant new investments in First Nations education – beyond those promised but no...

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Real Change: The future we owe our veterans

Our servicemen and women, who have put their lives on the line for their country, stand for the very...

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A new nation-to-nation process to address critical issues

We will immediately re-engage in a renewed, respectful and inclusive nation-to-nation process with I...

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Honouring our veterans’ sacrifices

A Liberal government will re-establish lifelong pensions for our injured veterans, and increase the ...

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A new fiscal relationship with First Nations

We will immediately lift the two per cent cap on funding for First Nations programs. That limit – ...

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Better education and training opportunities for veterans

We will invest $80 million per year to create a new Veterans Education Benefit that provides full su...

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A renewed relationship

As a matter of national priority, we will develop a Federal Reconciliation Framework, created in ful...

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Enhanced support for veterans’ families

We will invest $100 million per year to expand support for the families of veterans. This will inclu...

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Stronger Indigenous voices

As part of a renewed relationship between the federal government and First Nations, we will do more ...

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Better services for our veterans

We will ensure higher standards of service and care for all veterans. This means a “one veteran, o...

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Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

A Liberal government will immediately launch a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Ind...

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Funding child and family services on reserves

We will ensure that all First Nations receive equitable funding for child and family services on res...

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Support for Indigenous languages and cultures

We will also provide substantial new funding to support the ability of Indigenous communities to pro...

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Greater oversight of taxpayer dollars

We will ensure accounting consistency for the Estimates and the Public Accounts, provide costing ana...

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Open and fair Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

We will conduct a significant overhaul of Canada Revenue Agency operating practices to make it more ...

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Save home mail delivery

We will stop the Harper Conservatives’ plan to end door-to-door mail delivery, and review Canada P...

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Government appointments that look like Canada

We will ensure an equal number of women and men in the Liberal Cabinet, and adopt a government-wide ...

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Involving youth in government

We will create a Prime Minister’s Youth Advisory Council, consisting of young Canadians aged 16-24...

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Gender equality in government

We will build gender-based analysis into Cabinet decision-making and ensure it is being applied in f...

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Easy online access to government services

We will create individualized, secure, online accounts for Canadians to access all of their federal ...

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Higher service standards

We will create new performance standards for services, including streamlined applications, shorter w...

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Involve Canadians in policy-making

We will use technology to increase Canadians’ participation in government decision-making and the ...

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Protecting Canadians’ Right to Vote

Elections are the cornerstone of representative democ- racy. It is the mechanism by which Canadians ...

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More accessible information

We will amend the Access to Information Act so that all government data and information is open by d...

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Easy access to personal information

We will create a simple, central, no-fee portal for personal information requests....

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Accountable Supreme Court appointments

We will ensure a representative and accountable process to advise on Supreme Court appointments, and...

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Restore relevance to Question Period

We will introduce a Prime Minister’s Question Period, and empower the Speaker to challenge and san...

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Stronger national security oversight

We will create a parliamentary national security oversight committee, in order to monitor and overse...

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Real independence for the Parliamentary Budget Officer

We will ensure the Parliamentary Budget Officer is independent and only accountable to Parliament....

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Real independence for government watchdogs

We will ensure that all Officers of Parliament are properly funded and answer only to Parliament....

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End abuse of prorogation and omnibus bills

We will end the government’s ability to abuse prorogation and omnibus bills to avoid scrutiny....

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Close political financing loopholes

We will review electoral spending limits, and also ensure that political party spending between elec...

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Data-driven decision-making

We will instill a culture of measurement, innovation, and continuous improvement in the federal gove...

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Real change to the Senate

We will create a new, non-partisan, merit-based process to advise the Prime Minister on Senate appoi...

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Independent leaders’ debates

We will create an independent commission to engage Canadians in the political process and organize l...

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Unmuzzle scientists

We will create a Chief Science Officer to ensure that government science is available to the public,...

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Ban partisan government ads

We will appoint an Advertising Commissioner to assist the Auditor General in monitoring and reviewin...

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Bring back long- form census and make StatsCan independent

We will ensure that evidence-based decision-making is a guiding principle of our government by makin...

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Stronger parliamentary committees

We will strengthen the role of parliamentary committees, and provide them with the necessary resourc...

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Strengthen Elections Canada

We will ensure that Elections Canada has the resources it needs to investigate voter fraud and suppr...

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Open data

Government data will be made available digitally to allow the public to easily access and use it....

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More free votes

Under a Liberal government, Caucus members will only be required to vote with the Cabinet on measure...

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Repeal anti-democratic Conservative laws and crack down on election fraud

We will repeal Conservative legislation that makes it more difficult for Canadians to vote, restore ...

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Open Parliament Plan

We will create a quarterly, more detailed parliamentary expense report, make the secretive House of ...

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Make every vote count

We are committed to ensuring that 2015 is the last federal election conducted under the first-past-t...

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Real Change: A fair and open government

Everywhere I go, all over the country, Canadians tell me they want change – real change....

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Prepare youth to vote

We will prepare young Canadians to vote by working with provinces, territories, and Elections Canada...

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A concrete plan to help those fleeing the civil war in Syria

Canadians around the country – from our premiers and mayors, to non-governmental organizations, to...

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A new trilateral summit

We need to restore cooperation....

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A new plan for Canadian immigration and economic opportunity

Throughout our history, Canada’s immigration policy has brought people here who had a pathway to c...

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A cleaner energy future

We need to push for the next major step in the history of North American partnership: a clean energy...

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Reducing trade barriers

An efficient North American economy is vital for Canadian prosperity and for creating good jobs....

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Cabinet oversight of Canada-US relations

We need to treat the relationship we have with the seriousness it deserves....

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Real Change: Repairing the Canada-US relationship

Thank you to Canada 2020 for inviting me here today to speak with you all. Canada 2020 has been a st...

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