Our Progress

Since 2015, we’ve been making real progress together to invest in the middle class, grow an economy that works for everyone, and protect our environment.

Below you’ll see examples of this progress, like building new affordable housing, implementing the Canada Child Benefit and lifting almost 300,000 kids out of poverty, helping Canadians get the training needed to find and keep good jobs, and so much more.

But there’s still more to do. In October, Canadians have a choice to make: keep moving forward, or go back to the politics of the Harper years.

We’re ready to Choose Forward - and keep building on our progress.

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More than 1.1 million new jobs since 2015, and Canada’s lowest unemployment rate in 40 years.

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Introduced the new Canada Child Benefit, which gives more money to the families who need it most — lifting almost 300,000 kids out of poverty.

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Restored the age of eligibility for Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement to 65, after Stephen Harper raised it to 67.

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Taking real action to fight climate change, including putting a price on pollution.

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Introduced the EI Parental Sharing Benefit to provide 5 extra weeks of benefits when parental leave is shared.

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More support for first-time homebuyers, including the new First-Time Home Buyer Incentive.

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Stood up for Canadians when it came to unfair steel and aluminum tariffs and the renegotiation of the new NAFTA.

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Made historic new investments in better transit, roads and bridges in communities across Canada.

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Helped create 40,000 new affordable child care spaces across Canada.

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Lowered the small business tax rate from 11% to 9% to make it easier for Canadians to start and grow the company of their dreams.

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Lowered income taxes for the middle class, and raised them on the wealthiest 1%.

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Unmuzzled Canadian scientists, re-introduced the long-form census, and made the largest investment in Science in Canadian history.

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Legalized marijuana with strict regulations to keep it out of the hands of kids, and keep the profits out of the pockets of criminals.

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Protecting our coastal communities and ecosystems with the Oceans Protection Plan.

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Made significant new investments to end over 85 drinking water advisories on reserves, with work underway to end the others.

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Introduced the new Canada Workers’ Benefit, helping Canadians working to join the middle class and lifting many out of poverty.

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Launched the new Canada Training Benefit to help Canadians get the skills they need for their current or their next job.

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Diversified Canadian trade — making Canada the only G7 country with free-trade deals with every other G7 country.

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Passed the Accessible Canada Act to advance the rights of and accessibility for Canadians with disabilities.

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More support for LGBTQ2 Canadians, including federal legislation to protect trans rights and the first-ever investments in LGBTQ2 service organizations.

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Took the first steps toward a National Pharmacare system that will help reduce prescription drug costs for Canadians.

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Invested in women entrepreneurs and advanced pay-equity legislation so women get equal pay for work of equal value.

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Built new affordable housing through Canada’s first-ever National Housing Strategy.

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New support for Métis, First Nation and Inuit peoples in Canada, including housing and water infrastructure, schooling, language protections.

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Real action to ban harmful single-use plastics by 2021 to keep our oceans clean.

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More support for mental health care, home care, and caregivers.