Week 3: Where the Leaders Were· August 28, 2015
The Conservative leader stuck to Ontario and Quebec this week, making several whistle-stop appearances in small towns in both provinces. While in Markham, Harper promised funding for the Foreign Credential Recognition Loans program, which provides financial support to new Canadians.
The NDP leader also travelled through Ontario and Quebec this week. Mulcair announced a guaranteed income supplement boost to help Canada’s seniors and promised to cut the small business tax rate from 11 to nine per cent.
The Liberal leader made several policy announcements while travelling through Ontario and Montreal this week. He promised to create a school supplies tax benefit for educators and announced plans to reinstate lifelong pensions and fund four years of post-secondary education for veterans. He also announced plans to double Canada’s spending and said he would not balance the budget for three years.
Elizabeth May spent her week in the Vancouver area. She announced a three-pronged national housing strategy to end homelessness through affordable housing and a guaranteed livable income.
Gilles Duceppe spent most of his week in the Rimouski region of Quebec, attending a press briefing with Pierre Karl Péladeau, the Parti Québécois leader.