Infrastructure


“NDP pledges $12.9 billion to Toronto region transit” (The Toronto Star)

Tess Kalinowski (The Toronto Star): Toronto region commuters would get the largest share of an NDP government’s 20-year national transit funding plan. The party is committing $12.9 billion over two decades to the region’s infrastructure, including…



“Tom Mulcair unveils NDP plan to spend billions on transit, bridges” (CBC News)

CBC News: The NDP is promising to spend billions to ease urban gridlock and speed up commuter times. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, campaigning in Edmonton Friday, lamented a “lost decade” for transit investment under Conservative…


“Making inequality an issue in the election campaign” (The Toronto Star)

Editorial (The Toronto Star): Tanya is a PhD graduate who can’t get a job. John is a former IT manager who went from a middle-class lifestyle to living on less than $300 a month, once…


“Gilles Duceppe launches attack on NDP, Conservatives in Quebec” (CBC News)

Katharine Starr and Nicolle Arams (CBC News): Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe is open to supporting a coalition with either the NDP or Liberals, but there’s one party he refuses to consider aligning with, should October’s election result in a…


“Parties clash over meaning of August jobs numbers for economic future” (CBC News)

CBC News: The main federal parties campaigning for the Oct. 19 vote had sharply contrasting takes on the job numbers released by Statistics Canada today, and what the government should do to get more people back…


“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…


“National think-tank unveils platform to end inequality in Canada” (The Toronto Star)

Laurie Monsebraaten (The Toronto Star): As federal politicians compete for the middle-class vote, a national think-tank has launched an election platform aimed at reducing the gap between Canada’s rich and poor. The four-point strategy to…


“Balanced budgets historically left-wing territory” (The Winnipeg Free Press)

David McGrane (The Winnipeg Free Press): Since Justin Trudeau announced his plan to run deficits of up to $10 billion over the next three years to pay for infrastructure spending, the media have been reporting…