Canadians are facing the longest election campaign in over a century. But if you think an eleven-week campaign is long, just imagine how lengthy the laundry list of election promises will be come Oct. 19.
The latest series of promises come courtesy of Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper, just days after the writ was dropped. The Tories say they will implement a permanent home-renovation tax credit capped at $5,000. The party also says they'll make good on an increase and extension of apprenticeship job creation tax credit.
The NDP have long since championed a $15-a-day national child care program — a promise that's drawn the support from politicians like Olivia Chow. Tom Mulcair has also been vocal about abolishing the Senate should he become prime minister.
As for the Liberals, all eyes will be on Justin Trudeau and his party should they gain enough support and form a government capable of amending controversial Bill C-51. The Grits have also promised to help Canada's middle class by lowering tax brackets while creating a new one for families who earn over $200,000.
The Green Party also has their share of promises too. The party says they'll change the current electoral system from first past the post to proportional representation. Party leader Elizabeth May has also said her party will adopt recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and launch an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women.
Now, if you think this snippet of platforms is a lot to digest, you're not alone. Just watch the video to find out how Canadians in Toronto fared when quizzed on party promises.
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