Sep 13, 2021
By Jane Brown
A week from today on September 20th, Canada’s first pandemic federal election campaign will come to an end.
All of the party leaders have another week to lay out their positions and visions on a number of critical issues, and on why each of their approaches means they should form government.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh continues to make it perfectly clear what the New Democrats intend to do if he becomes prime minister.
“One of the fundamental things that we want to do so that we can actually bring in these social programs is to make sure we’re making the super rich pay their fair share,” Singh explained on Sunday, “That’s one of our top priorities, that’s really a signature of what we’re offering as New Democrats.
For the first time during the campaign, Justin Trudeau took issue with Singh’s plan.
“The idea that you can go with unlimited zeal against the successful and wealthy in this country to pay for everything else is an idea that reaches its limits at one point, and I don’t think the NDP get that,” Trudeau said.
Trudeau says he stands by his Liberal government’s record of progressive politics that he says lifted a million people out of poverty and created a million jobs during his first few years as prime minister.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says if he forms government, he would balance the budget within ten years, make record investments in healthcare, and short term spending would focus on getting Canadians back to work.
Erin O’Toole will have more to say about his plan when he joins Fight Back with Libby Znaimer Monday September 13th.