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Arts & culture

Liberal

  • Introduce a $200 credit for every Canadian child turning 12 to be used to access cultural venues and Canadian content.
  • Increase funding for Telefilm Canada by nearly 50%/year.
  • Introduce a new Cultural Diplomacy strategy to promote Canadian culture to the world;.

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Conservative

  • Allow families to claim up to $500/child for arts & educational activities expenses.
  • Make the credit refundable.
  • Allow families with children with disabilities to claim an additional $500/child/year.
  • Extend the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program three years.

NDP

Introduce income tax averaging for artists and cultural workers.

Green

  • Increase funding of Canada's arts and culture organizations, including CCA, NFB, and Telefilm Canada.
  • Review tax incentives for film production.
  • Implement a federal income tax credit for restoration expenditures.
  • Reform anti-trust laws to enable break-up of media conglomerates.

Camping

Liberal

  • Expand the Learn to Camp programme, making it possible for 400,000 kids each year to learn basic camping skills.
  • Give 75,000 less privileged children and their families an up to four-night trip to one of Canada's national or provincial parks.

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Child disabilities

Liberal

Immediately double the Child Disability Benefit.

Conservative

Allow families with children with disabilities to claim an additional $500 per child, per year related to expenses on arts and educational activities, and an additional $500 per child, per year on fitness and sports-related materials.

Children & maternity

Liberal

  • Boost the Canada Child Benefit by 15% for children under the age of one.
  • Make maternity and parental benefits tax-free.
  • Introduce a 15-week leave for adoptive parents.

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Conservative

Remove federal income tax from Employment Insurance maternity and paternal benefits with a non-refundable tax credit of 15% for income earned under those two programmes.

Green

Appoint a federal Children's Advocate to ensure children's rights are protected.

Children's sports and fitness

Conservative

  • Allow families to claim up to $1000 per child for expenses related to fitness or sports-related activities.
  • Make the credit refundable.
  • Allow parents of children with disabilities to claim an additional $500 per child, per year.

Consumer protection

Liberal

Introduce a new Canadian Consumer Advocate as a single point of contact for people who need help with banking, telecom, or transportation-related complaints, empowered to review complains and impose appropriate penalties.

Emergency services

Conservative

Reduce the number of service hours required for emergency services volunteers to qualify for federal tax credits to 150 hours per year.

NDP

Expand the Volunteer Firefighters Tax Credit.

Gas prices

NDP

Create a Fair Gasoline Prices Watchdog to investigate complains about gouging, and boost the power of the Competition Bureau to proactively investigate allegations of anti-competitive activity in the gasoline market.

Museums

Conservative

  • Remove admission fees on visiting national museums.
  • Make the grave sites of former Prime Ministers and Governors General national historic sites.

Official languages

Liberal

  • Modernize the Official Languages Act.
  • Make Radio-Canada's mandate for regional news part of the Act.
  • Make Air Canada provide fully bilingual services.
  • Review and strengthen powers of the Commissioner of Official Languages.
  • Appoint only bilingual judges to the Supreme Court.

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NDP

  • Enhance the Action Plan for Official Languages to improve access to services in the language of choice.
  • Modernize the Official Languages Act.
  • Ensure judges on the Supreme Court are bilingual.
  • Promote and revitalize Indigenous Languages.

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Green

  • In the first year of the next parliament, promote and implement a modernized Official Languages Act to protect both national languages.
  • Ensure funding for the protection of Indigenous languages at risk of disappearing.

Rural and northern communities

Conservative

  • Appoint a Minister of Rural Affairs.
  • Ensure all Cabinet decisions have a rural perspective.
  • Ensure government programmes consider life conditions and experiences of people in rural regions.

NDP

  • Improve access to in-person services.
  • Ensure federal funding for rural and First Nations policing is fair and sustainable.
  • Develop postal banking.
  • Grow affordable transit services.
  • Deliver high-speed rural broadband.
  • & create a new tax credit for graduates to work in rural areas.

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Seniors

Liberal

  • Increase the Old Age Security benefit by 10% for seniors when they turn 75.
  • Create a national definition of elder abuse, invest in better data collection and law enforcement, and establish new penalties.

Conservative

  • Increase the Age Credit by $1,000.
  • Maintain the Old Age Security at age 65.

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NDP

  • Lead a National Seniors Strategy to make seniors health care a priority, reduce isolation, and tackle seniors' poverty, including a funded national dementia strategy and an elder abuse prevention plan.
  • Make the Canada caregiver Tax Credit refundable.

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Green

  • Support innovative home-sharing plans and other measures to allow people to stay in their homes as long as possible.
  • Create more long-term care beds.

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Taxation

Liberal

  • Make sure that people don't pay federal taxes on the first $15k they earn.
  • Undertake a review of government spending and tax expenditures to ensure wealthy Canadians do not benefit from unfair tax breaks.
  • Modernize anti-avoidance rules.
  • Crack down on loopholes.

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Conservative

Introduce a Universal Tax Cut to reduce the rate of the lowest income bracket (under $47,630/year) from 15% to 13.75%.

NDP

Close corporate tax loopholes, roll back corporate income tax cuts by 3pp to 2010 levels, increase the capital gains inclusion rate to 75%, and introduce a new wealth tax of 1% on wealth over $20 million.

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Green

  • Establish a Federal Tax Commission to analyze the tax system for fairness and accessibility.
  • Close tax loopholes that benefit the wealthy.
  • Tax funds in hidden offshore havens.
  • Apply a corporate tax on transnational e-commerce companies.
  • Increase the federal corporate tax rate.

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