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Erin O’Toole wants to tackle high grocery prices

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole plays a game of bean bag toss while campaigning at a drug rehab center Sunday, August 22, 2021 in New Westminster, BC. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press.

Welcome to The Hub’s Federal Election 2021 Policy Pulse, where we’ll be tracking all the policy announcements from the major parties, with instant analysis from our crew of experts.

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Saturday

In a bid to lower grocery prices, Conservative leader Erin O’Toole was in Fredericton on Saturday promising to strengthen price-fixing laws, with possible jail-time for executives convicted of pricing.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh promised to forgive up to $20,000 in student loan debt for eligible Canadians at a campaign stop in Sudbury on Saturday. Singh also promised to double the amount of federal tuition grants and forgive the federal portion of student loans for five years.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau had no public events on Saturday.

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