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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:49 PM
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Liberals lay out $8B 'families' platform (called "The Liberal Family Pack")
Edited on Sun Apr-03-11 11:50 PM by UrbScotty
Source: CBC

The Liberals put families front-and-centre in their election platform unveiled Sunday, a two-year plan that would spend more than $8 billion and pledges to help put Canadians on a more equal footing.

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff launched the party's new platform, titled "Your Family. Your Future. Your Canada," at a town hall event in Ottawa where he took questions from an audience, and online, before taking the Liberal tour to Halifax for a rally there Sunday evening.

The platform includes major policies that have already been announced on post-secondary education, child care, and looking after sick relatives, for example, and some new promises such as a permanent home renovation tax credit and a hiring incentive aimed at youth and small businesses.

The 94-page book is split into five chapters and the Liberals are billing "The Liberal Family Pack" as its centrepiece.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/story/2...



"Liberal Family Pack" - I like it!!! Would Ignatieff et. al. mind if Democrats on this side of the border were to steal that slogan?
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:56 AM
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1. If we borrowed the slogan it would be referring to Corporate Families
If the Republicans borrowed it they'd be referring to the Addams Family
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:44 AM
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2. Ignatief will win with this platform. I work in market research and Canadian middle cless families
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 03:46 AM by Monk06
are tapped out financially and frustrated with limited affordable
childcare, user fees and traffic tolls. They will vote for this program.
In Canada we aren't fooled by the Republican mantra of 'personal responsibility'
that Harper has swallowed hook line and sinker. Not surprising because his
political consultants are getting their marching orders from the RNC and
the Religious Right in the US.

I would be very surprised if Harper survives this challenge. Plus Layton seems
to have found some long lost campaign energy.
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:58 AM
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3. Obama will probably steal it
and it will remain a slogan, like all his other fancy sounding hooey.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:21 AM
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4. Aw, geez. I thought someone found liberals in the U.S. .
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Phlem Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:55 AM
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5. no kidding
I was hoping they finally got together here in the US.
But I'm not surprised it's happening in Canada.
Nothing like that could ever happen here.

-p
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