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Policy Pulse — Day 23

News

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.

With the election scheduled for Sept. 20, we’ll be monitoring 36 days worth of policy ideas, so watch out each morning for the day’s live blog where we’ll be tracking every announcement as it happens.

Monday

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau was in Welland, Ontario on Monday promising to protect businesses that are targeted by lawsuits brought by anti-vaccination groups. The Liberals also highlighted the party’s plan to establish a $1 billion proof-of-vaccination fund for provinces looking to implement such a program for non-essential businesses and public spaces.

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole was in Ottawa on Monday promising to double the Canada Workers Benefit up to a maximum of $2,800 for individuals and $5,000 for families. The Conservative plan would also convert the yearly tax refund into a quarterly direct deposit.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was in Hamilton on Monday with a plan to offer 10 days of paid sick leave to federally-regulated workers. Singh also promised to work with the provinces to build a paid sick leave program across the country.

Policy Pulse — Day 22

News

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.

With the election scheduled for Sept. 20, we’ll be monitoring 36 days worth of policy ideas, so watch out each morning for the day’s live blog where we’ll be tracking every announcement as it happens.

Sunday

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau was in Markham, Ontario on Sunday promising to make it mandatory for owners of weapons recently banned weapons to sell them back to the government or have them rendered inoperable at the government’s expense. Trudeau also promised to limit the number of rounds in high-capacity magazines and offer $1 billion to the provinces and territories to ban handguns.

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole was in Vancouver on Sunday promising to hire 200 extra RCMP officers to battle gun smuggling and gang activity. The officers would be based in Toronto and Vancouver. O’Toole also reversed the party’s position on repealing the government’s ban on what it describes as “”military-grade weapons,” and now says the ban will remain intact.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was in Ottawa on Sunday promising to launch a $1 billion program to “remove barriers” and nudge unvaccinated people to get the shot.