Read up on candidates’ platforms

Are you watching the four main political party leaders as they seek to outdo each other in promises to win the national election on Oct. 21?
Who can outpromise the most? Who is being most honest with the electorate?
Where do smoke and mirrors end and when will we hear promises that can be fulfilled?
How much additional debt do Canadians wish to take on annually–$5 billion, $10 billion, or $20 billion? It is your choice to make!
Like all people, Canadians would like more social services, more available childcare, pharmacare, no cost college and university tuition and affordable housing while paying less in taxes, and less in interest.
Like good used car salespeople, all the major parties have figured out systems to make all of these promises painlessly.
Want more affordable housing?
Simple. We’ll let you take 30 years to pay it off and reduce your down payment to five percent.
It is just like selling you a boat and motor package that instead of paying it off in five years, we will create a plan where you pay it off in 240 months–or 20 years.
Do you want more access to childcare?
We will make it simple by providing the spaces, but then ask those children to pay off the cost of their reduced childcare costs when they become adults and are looking to have their own children.
Do you want pharmacare? We have the solution for that, as well. We will raise the taxes on your employer to cover those new costs or create new taxes on expensive luxury boats, automobiles and personal aircraft valued over $100,000.
And if none of those solutions pay the way, Canada will borrow the money and create billions of dollars of debt that will have to be paid off in the future.
Are you concerned about global warming? We have you covered.
The Canadian government will charge you more for gas at the pump, and more for natural gas or oil heating for your home in the winter months, and then give you a cheque in the spring to cover some of your energy costs.
By paying more at the pumps, governments hope you will use less fuel. And just keep your home at 15C in the winter months and wear more clothes.
Would you like an assured energy plan bringing oil, gas, and electric power from the western provinces to the eastern provinces?
We will create an energy corridor–a dream planned over 20 years ago–similar to the Trans-Canada Highway or the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
It is still a dream strongly opposed by many, but it would make Canada less dependent on oil from the Middle East.
Read up on what you can find about the parties and their platforms.
I don’t think the parties really want you to know so that come election day, you’ll make a decision based on the most telegenic candidate.

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