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At Reality Check we take what politicians say at face value. Maybe that's a mistake.
The Conservatives have used their so-called tough-on-crime agenda to drive a wedge between themselves and their political opponents. But the issue here is cost.
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 is promising to add 1,200 doctors over the next 10 years and has a thought-out plan. But is it really accounting for all the additional costs to the health-care system?
Most parties - and governments - appear to believe progress has been made reducing surgical wait times. But when you look closer that may not be the case.
An NDP government would collect billions over the next four years cracking down on offshore tax havens. Problem is, most of that has already been done.
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?
In 2004, Ottawa and the provinces promised a National Pharmaceutical Strategy to make prescription drugs more accessible. But as David McKie reports that promise is far from being filled.
The NDP says Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff doesn't support a national pharmacare program. That's splitting a big fat hair and the NDP should know better.
Is Canada facing structural unemployment? Amanda Lang looks at the numbers and what the parties are promising to do about it.
In 2008, reeling from the tainted meat crisis, federal leaders promised to revamp Canada's food safety system. This time, there is money on the table but no real plans for a problem that spans the globe.
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.
In a 'reality check' of its own, the NDP says Ignatieff's voting record does not match his words on abortion and a woman's right to choose. Sorry, NDP, that's a bit of a stretch.
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