Stephen Harper and his politics of austerity, fear and division have had their time.
Tom Mulcair is committed to keeping Canadians safe, protecting their rights, and repairing the damage done by Stephen Harper’s refusal to live up to Canada’s international responsibilities.
After a decade of Stephen Harper’s failed economic plan, only Tom Mulcair has the right priorities to get our economy back on track.
“If we want to build for the future, we need a solid foundation. We want large corporations to start paying their fair share,” Mulcair said during tonight’s TVA Leaders’ debate. “I don’t accept that in a country as rich as Canada, hundreds of thousands of children go to school hungry. We will also eliminate a fiscal loophole for stock options and we will take this money to eliminate poverty among children and families.”
Justin Trudeau’s fiscal plan is built on a foundation of $6.5 billion in cuts. When asked what would have to go, John McCallum is quoted as saying:
“nothing is off the table” – John McCallum, September 16th 2015, CBC.ca
Justin Trudeau has yet to answer what will go. Is it doctors, hospital beds, or other services that Canadians hold dear?
NDP candidate Murray Rankin announced today that Tom Mulcair’s NDP government will introduce a financing mechanismto allow Canadians to safely invest up to $4.5 billion in renewable energy and clean technology as part of the NDP plan to tackle climate change.
“Global market demand in the clean-tech sector is expected to hit $3-trillion by 2020 and Stephen Harper has no plan to take advantage of it,” said Rankin. “The right choice – the only responsible choice – is to leverage this opportunity and for Canada to commit to an approach based on sustainable development.”
Tom Mulcair’s NDP will crack down on the illegal voter suppression tactics the Conservatives are infamous for by introducing the Voter Protection Act.
Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have been caught cheating in every election they have won. From the ‘in and out’ scandal in 2006, to Stephen Harper ethics spokesperson Dean Del Mastro’s overspend in the 2008 election, and the infamous 2011 robo-call voter suppression scandal that saw then Conservative operative Michael Sona convicted of election fraud, Canadians have had enough.
Under Stephen Harper’s lack of leadership Canada has become an international laggard on climate change.
Climate change is a very real crisis. But not to the Harper Conservatives.
Just ask them. Here they are in their own words: