Liberal Party

Justin Trudeau

About Justin

47 years old

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Justin Trudeau is the son of former Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau. He worked as a French and math teacher in Vancouver, B.C, and served as the chair of Katimavik, Canada's national youth service program. In 2008, he became a Member of Parliament and was elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada in 2013. Justin once starred in a CBC mini-series called The Great War and portrayed a young Canadian soldier in the Battle of Passchendaeles.


Economy

[2015] If elected, tax breaks for wealthy Canadians will be cancelled and a 33 percent tax bracket will be introduced for those earning over $200,000 per year.[1]

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Environment

If elected, a Liberal government would declare climate change a national emergency.

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Energy Policy

A Liberal government would continue pricing carbon emissions through a carbon tax of $20 per tonne and increasing by $10 every year up to $50 per tonne.[18]

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Healthcare

If elected, a Liberal government would decriminalize opioid addiction to address the growing health crisis.[12]

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Pharmacare

If elected, a Liberal government would introduce universal prescription drug coverage.[12]

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International Relations

[2015] A Liberal government will continue delivering aid to the world’s poorest countries with a focus on Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.[7]

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Education and Training

[2015] A Liberal government will increase the maximum Canada Student Grant for low-income students to $3,000 for full-time students and $1,800 for part-time students. [2015] If elected, a Liberal government will increase non-repayable grant assistance to $850 million by 2020.[10]

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Immigration

[2015] If elected, a Liberal government will increase the amount of applications for parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada so that families can be reunited. New spouses will also be granted permanent residency and wait times for applications will come down.[13]

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Housing

[2015] If elected, a Liberal government will remove GST on investments in affordable housing at a value of $125 million per year.[14]

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Transit

[2015] If elected, a Liberal government will quadruple public transit investment, adding an additional $20 billion over the next 10 years.[21]

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Childcare

[2015] If elected, a Liberal government will begin work on a new National Early Learning and Child Care Framework, to deliver affordable, high-quality, flexible, and fully inclusive child care for Canadian families.[16]

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Indigenous Self-Determination

If elected, a Liberal government would adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as Canadian law.[17]

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Justice

[2015] If elected, a Liberal government will create a new, non-partisan, merit-based process to advise the Prime Minister.[15]

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