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The NDP wants to curb GHG emissions and raise billions in revenue by imposing cap-and-trade on big polluters. But these costs will be passed along.
The NDP promises to balance the budget in four years through corporate taxes and a cap-and-trade energy tax that may be overstated. Amanda Lang looks at the numbers.
Rising in the polls, the NDP are suddenly being targeted by the Liberals who accuse them of killing national child care and 'jacking up your taxes.' And the basis for this?
Four opinion polls, all published on the same day, each with very different conclusions about party standings. Why we can't simply believe the polls.
The NDP would legislate tougher punishments for those convicted of home invasions, car-jacking and elder abuse. But, as Diana Swain reports, these are already captured under existing Criminal Code provisions.
Debate night passes and fails: 'Mr. Harper you used to care about the environment' and other rhetorical excesses.
From the outset of this election campaign, party leaders have been sniping at each other over coalition governments, real and imagined. We offer a campaign compendium of what's been said.
Stephen Harper defended the big increase in foreign 'guest workers' and said most settle here. It may be true but the program isn't set up for that and no one is keeping tabs.
Tax evaders, tax avoiders. Is there any point talking about comparative corporate tax rates when the world is full of easy come tax shelters?
Amanda Lang on the NDP plan for Canada's seniors: More generous than the other two parties, but would assist fewer people.
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Championing the cause of consumers, the NDP's Jack Layton recycles an old campaign promise about credit card debt.
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- Layton defends inexperienced Quebec caucus
- NDP Leader Jack Layton defends his youngest, least-experienced caucus members after Quebec voters elect three McGill University students and a pub manager who doesn't speak French or live in the francophone riding she'll represent. more »
- Ignatieff quits as Liberal leader
- Michael Ignatieff is quitting as the Liberal leader after his party took an electoral drubbing on Monday night. more »
- Harper faces cabinet gaps
- With Parliament expected to return to work at the end of May, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will have openings to fill after losing several cabinet ministers on election night. more »
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