Liberal Party

Justin Trudeau

About Justin

49 years old

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Justin Trudeau was born in Ottawa, Ontario. He 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, the Canadian 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 Passchendaele.

Childcare

A Liberal government would reduce childcare fees by 50% next year, and would continue finalizing agreements with the provinces and territories to put in place a $10-a-day childcare program within the next five years. A Liberal government would also work with Quebec to build on its own childcare system.[1][2]

A Liberal government would hire 40,000 more early childhood educators, and enact federal laws to protect a Canada-wide childcare system.[1][2]

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Economy

A Liberal government would work with other countries to implement a global minimum tax rate, to discourage people and companies from avoiding paying they owe in Canada by moving to other countries with lower rates.[1][2]

A Liberal government would raise corporate income on banks and insurance companies who make more than $1 billion each year ​​and would introduce a temporary dividend for those companies to pay a portion of their profits to the government.[1][2]

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Education and Training

If reelected, a Liberal government would permanently remove interest on the federal portion of Canada Student and Canada Apprentice , and would increase the timeline for repayment of the loan for borrowers who are single until they make at least $50,000 each year.[1][2]

A Liberal government would increase the Educator School Supply from 15% to 25%, and expand it to include tech devices and any teaching supplies a teacher purchases for their job. This means teachers would receive a tax refund of up to $250 based on buying $1,000 worth of school supplies.[1][2]

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Energy and Climate Change

A Liberal government would work to reduce by 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030 and would aim to reach no later than 2050. A Liberal government would also set five-year for emissions reductions from the oil and gas industry and require oil and gas companies to reduce their by 75% below 2012 levels by 2030.[1][2]

A Liberal government would continue raising the by $15/tonne each year, up to $170/tonne by 2030. Money collected from carbon pricing would continue to be given back to people in affected provinces.[3][4][1][5][2]

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Environment

If reelected, a Liberal government would recognize the right to a healthy environment in law.[1][2]

A Liberal government would create 10 new marine conservation areas and 10 new national parks, and would work with Indigenous communities to agree on how to manage these areas together.[1][2]

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Healthcare

If reelected, a Liberal government would $6 billion more to help eliminate wait-lists in the health system. A Liberal government would also give $3.2 billion to the provinces and territories for them to hire 7,500 family doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners.[1][2]

A Liberal government would provide $400 million over the next four years to expand care through virtual settings.[1][2]

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Housing and Affordability

If reelected, a Liberal government would commit $600 million to help convert empty office and retail spaces into housing. This would include both buildings owned by private businesses, and buildings the federal government owns.[6][7]

A Liberal government would give $1 billion in and to organizations building rent-to-own housing. This means that renters of that new housing would have to commit to renting the home, at a lower than normal rate, for a certain amount of time. At the end of the period, the renters would be given the option to buy the home.[8][9]

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Immigration

If reelected, a Liberal government would work with and communities to bring 2,000 skilled refugees to Canada to fill labour shortages in sectors like healthcare.[1][2]

A Liberal government would work to reduce processing times for applications to bring a family member to Canada to under 12 months, and would introduce an electronic application process. A Liberal government would also create a program to provide visas to spouses and children abroad while they wait for their permanent residency applications to be processed.[1][2]

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Indigenous Relations

If reelected, a Liberal government would build a national in Ottawa to honour the survivors and victims of .[1][2]

A Liberal government would provide financial support for communities doing burial searches at former and .[1][2]

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International Relations

If reelected, a Liberal government would increase the amount Canada spends on every year until 2030 to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. A Liberal government would provide new funding for girls’ and refugees’ education, and double its funding for women’s rights organizations at the local/community level.[1][2]

By the end of 2022, a reelected Liberal government would donate at least 200 million vaccine doses for worldwide through the .[1][2]

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Justice and Society

Within 100 days, a reelected Liberal government would reintroduce to , extending the to include people over 18 years old.[1][2]

Within 100 days of being reelected, a Liberal government would complete work on an action plan to make Canada a more equal place and improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit people (LGBTQ2) in Canada, and would provide $40 million over four years for Canadian LGBTQ2 service organizations.[1][2]

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Pharmacare

No specific policy has been suggested in the party's current platform.

Transportation and Transit

If reelected, a Liberal government would commit to developing high-frequency rail. A Liberal government would continue the high-frequency rail project between Toronto and Quebec City, connecting Peterborough, Ottawa, Montreal and other urban centres, and would explore opportunities to extend it towards London and Windsor.[1][2]

A Liberal government would an extra $1.5 billion in for people who buy , and expand the to include used and more vehicle types. A Liberal government would also $700 million to add 50,000 new electric vehicle chargers and hydrogen stations, and $100 million for existing buildings to install chargers.[1][2]

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Wildcard

If reelected, a Liberal government would require owners of assault weapons to either sell the firearm to the government for destruction, or have it terminated for use at the government’s expense. A Liberal government would also set further restrictions on guns, and set aside at least $1 billion to support provinces or territories who decide to implement a on handguns.[1][2]

A Liberal government would testing cosmetic products on animals as soon as 2023, and phase out using animals to test whether something is toxic by 2035.[1][2]

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