Campaign Promises

“Stephen Harper promises Yukon its own Canadian Armed Forces reserve unit” (CBC News)

CBC News: Federal Conservative Leader Stephen Harper announced a plan to create a Canadian Armed Forces reserve unit in Yukon during a campaign stop in Whitehorse today. The reserve unit would be aimed at “enhancing the Arctic…


“Justin Trudeau takes infrastructure pitch to key GTA riding” (CBC News)

CBC News: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau elaborated on his $60-billion election campaign pledge to help municipalities build new infrastructure over the next decade, saying Friday that the public transit portion for projects would amount to $20 billion. The $20…


“Little Aylan Kurdi, washed ashore, suddenly refocuses Syrian tragedy: Nahlah Ayed” (CBC News)

Nahlah Ayed (CBC News) How many of those who died trying to cross the Mediterranean were ultimately headed for Canada we do not know, but we do know there was at least one family of…


“Harper, Trudeau and Mulcair spar on deficits following recession report” (CBC News)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper explains his deficit criteria – 5:12 (Source: CBC News) CBC News: The issue of deficits again took centre stage on the campaign trail in the wake of Statistics Canada’s confirmation that the country fell…


“Harper, Mulcair share deficit views in broader clash following StatsCan report” (CTV News)

The Canadian Press: Stephen Harper and Tom Mulcair found themselves in unfamiliar economic territory Wednesday — sharing the same page on when they think it is acceptable to plunge the country into a deficit. The…


“Trudeau to invest heavily in green infrastructure in attempt to stimulate economy” (The Globe and Mail)

The Canadian Press: Justin Trudeau is opening a window into how his infrastructure investment will be divided in the years to come if the Liberals form government this fall. Speaking in Trois-Rivieres, Que., Trudeau detailed…



“Harper deflects StatsCan recession report as NDP and Liberals pounce” (National Newswatch)

The Canadian Press: Fresh data showing that Canada’s economy now meets the definition of a recession sent immediate ripples across the federal election campaign trail this morning. Statistics Canada reported that the economy contracted at…