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The Liberal Party of
Canada

 

Economic Policies

Through research and
browsing their website, I found out that the Liberal Party of Canada promises
that they will cancel income splitting and other tax breaks, and not end
pension income splitting for seniors. They also promise that they will
reestablish the tax credit for contributions made to labour-sponsored funds.

Furthermore, they
assure the citizens that they will make the New Building Canada Fund more focused
by providing significant and separate investments in public transit, social
infrastructures and green infrastructure. They also said that they will provide
costing analysis for all proposed legislation, and require the government to
receive Parliament’s approval on borrowing plans. And lastly, they promise that
they will cut the middle income tax bracket to 20.5 percent from 22 percent,
and will also introduce a new tax bracket of 33 percent for individuals acquiring
more than $200,000 each year.

 

Job Creation

The Liberal Party guarantees
that they will invest $500 million in provincial and territorial Labour Market
Development Agreements to help those receiving Employment Insurance. They said
that they will supply an additional $200 million in training programs, and
provide $25 million each year for training facilities to help those who do not
qualify for Employment Insurance or are currently unemployed.

Furthermore, they said
that they will work with employers and workers to determine an appropriate
apprenticeship ratio for all federal infrastructure projects. They also said
that they will kick-start investment in innovation to grow our economy and
create good, middle class jobs.

Social Programs

Through research and
browsing, I found out that the Liberal Party assures the citizens that they
will make the student loan system more flexible, and will also invest $50 million
in annual support to the Post-Secondary Student Support Program.

          They also promise that they will set
up investments in affordable housing and seniors’ facilities, build more
new housing units and renovate old ones, and give communities the money that
they need for Housing First initiatives to help homeless Canadians
find stable housing.

     Furthermore, the Liberal Party said that
they will invest an additional $80 million in the Canadian Food Inspection
Agency for more food safety inspections of domestic and imported foods. They
also said that they will increase funding to the Public Health Agency of Canada
by $15 million to help Canadian children avoid and manage known health risks, and
improve access to necessary prescription medications.

The Liberal Party also
promise that they will gather with provinces and Indigenous communities to
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.

 

Crime and Punishment

The Liberal Party assures
the citizens that they will legalize, regulate, and restrict access to
marijuana to ensure that they keep marijuana out of the hands of children, and
the profits out of the hands of criminals.

Furthermore, they assure
the citizens that they will remove marijuana consumption and incidental
possession from the Criminal Code. They will also immediately commence a
national public inquiry for the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
in Canada, to look for recommendations on concrete actions to settle these
crimes and prevent similar forthcomings.

In addition, they promise
that they will amend the Criminal Code to reverse burden on bail for those with
previous convictions of intimate partner violence. They will also indicate
that partner violence be considered a provoking factor at sentencing, and increase the
highest sentence for repeated actions.

 

Political Reform

          I found out that the
Liberal Party of Canada said that they will modify the Access to Information
Act so that all government data and information is made open. They also assure
the people that they will create an all-party national security oversight
committee to monitor the operations of every government department and agency
with national security responsibilities.

     Furthermore, they said that they will also
immediately lift the Mexican visa requirement, and will work with the United
States and Mexico to develop a continent-wide clean energy and environment
agreement, and they will work to reduce the barriers that limit trade. They
also said that they will repeal Bills C-377 and C-525 to restore fair and
balanced labour laws that acknowledge the important role of unions in Canada,
and respect their importance in helping the middle class grow and prospect.

 

Source:
www.liberal.ca

 

                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflection
Questions:

1.  
Who
is the leader of your chosen party?  

Answer: Justin Trudeau

 

2.  
What
do the picture/images on the website communicate about the party’s values? Give
examples and explain.

I
think that the party’s values are equality of opportunity, for they showed and
promised through pictures and text that they will work hard to give every
person jobs, education and chances, not just for the wealthy, but for the poor,
uneducated and many more as well.

          I think that they also value our
unique and diverse multicultural family, by supporting and helping other
nationalities adapt in Canada. They want to make sure that they are comfortable
and happy by providing more job opportunities and by helping them reunite with their
families in other countries, and possibly help them live in Canada together.

          Furthermore, I think that they value
the promotion of the Canadian identity in a global society, because they said
that they plan to work with other countries and international organizations to
provide greater security and economic growth for Canadians.

3.  
a.
What new Canadian issue did you learn about while browsing the party’s website?

I learned about the
party’s national housing strategy

b. Why is this issue important
to Canadians?

This issue is
important to Canadians, for it aims to reduce chronic homelessness by 50%,
remove 530,000 families from housing need, and build up to 100,000 new
affordable homes. This is great news for all Canadians, for it answers the call of cities and stakeholders in the
housing sector and gives hope that housing will become more affordable, even
for the most disadvantaged.

 

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