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Looking back to 2015 RHB Magazine looked back at the Liberals’ 2015 federal election platform to see what Justin Trudeau and the federal Liberals have accomplished over the last four years. We used the website TrudeauMeter.polimeter. org, a “a non-partisan collaborative citizen initiative that tracks his performance with regards to his electoral platform,” to evaluate the Liberal platform on some key issues.

Income tax

• Cut the middle income tax bracket to 20.5% (from 22%) – ACHIEVED

• Cancel family income splitting – ACHIEVED • Introduce a new Canada Child Benefit which will be tax-free, tied to income, and delivered monthly – ACHIEVED

Investments According to the aforementioned website, of the 231 election promises: • 27 have not been started • 50 are in progress • 108 have been achieved • 46 have been broken Some of the 2015 promises are listed below:


• Give communities the money they need for Housing First initiatives that help homeless Canadians find stable housing – NOT STARTED (CFAA reports that the Housing First initiative is in progress.) • Prioritize investments in affordable housing and seniors’ facilities by building more units and refurbishing old ones – IN PROGRESS • Remove GST on new capital investments in affordable rental housing – BROKEN

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• Invest $20 billion more in social infrastructure over next ten years – IN PROGRESS • Invest $6 billion more in green infrastructure over next four years – BROKEN • Make the New Building Canada Fund more focused on providing investments in public transit, social infrastructure, and green infrastructure – IN PROGRESS

Climate change

• Create a new Low Carbon Economy Trust – ACHIEVED • Review Canada’s environmental assessment processes and introduce new and fair processes – IN PROGRESS

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