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Election panel: The promises and limits of 'affordability'

Today on Front Burner, Power and Politics host Vassy Kapelos and national business correspondent Peter Armstrong on the affordability promises that are dominating this election.
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Affordability policy pledges are front and centre in the Canadian federal election campaign. We've seen Conservatives and Liberals promise tax cuts. The Liberals and NDP promise to lower your cell phone bill. There are national pharmacare pledges from the NDP, the Liberals and the Greens. The Greens even propose a Guaranteed Annual Income. And these are just a few of the policies on offer from the major parties. Today on Front Burner, Power and Politics host Vassy Kapelos and national business correspondent Peter Armstrong on what these affordability promises accomplish, what they don't, and the tradeoffs they may require.

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