OTTAWA — A running list of promises made by the federal political leaders since the election campaign began with the dissolution of Parliament on Aug. 2:
Aug. 3: Increase the apprenticeship job creation tax credit, first introduced in 2006 to create incentives to foster skilled trades, to a maximum of $2,500, up from $2,000, and extend it to include the third and fourth years of eligible training.
Aug. 4: A permanent home-renovation tax credit — an update to the temporary credit introduced in 2009 —costing $1.5 billion a year, but contingent on a stronger economy. Applies to $5,000 worth of renovation costs, down from $10,000 in 2009.
Liberals: No policy announcements to date.
NDP: No policy announcements to date.
Green party: No policy announcements to date.
Bloc Quebecois: No policy announcements to date.
The Canadian Press