New Democratic Party
Declare a climate emergency and put in place ambitious, science-based greenhouse gas reductions targets that will help stabilize the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Create at least 300,000 new jobs building the clean energy future. Create a Climate Bank to finance green energy projects.
Help people renovate their homes to make them more energy efficient, and increase the number of zero-emission vehicles on our roads.
Introduce legislation that enshrines Canada’s commitment to high-quality, public child care in law. Invest $10 billion over four years to create more than 500,000 new licensed child care spaces in partnership with provinces, territories and Indigenous governments.
Set emissions standards for major emitters that produce more than 40 kilotonnes per year of greenhouse gases, requiring them to invest in private-sector research and development of green technology.
Create a two-year green homes tax credit for homeowners to help pay for energy-saving renovations.
Remove federal income tax from Employment Insurance (EI) maternity and EI paternal benefits by providing a non-refundable tax credit of 15 percent for any income earned under these two programs.
Set legally-binding, five-year milestones, based on the advice of the experts and consultations with Canadians, to reach net-zero emissions. Plant two billion trees over ten years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Create up to 250,000 more before and after school spaces for kids under the age of ten. Lower parents’ fees by ten per cent. Dedicate a target of ten percent of the new spaces set aside for care during extended hours.
Create a National Secretariat to lay the groundwork to create a “pan-Canadian child-care system” in collaboration with the provinces and territories.
Give up to $1,000 more to families by boosting the Canada Child Benefit by 15 per cent for children under the age of one.
Establish an inner Cabinet, akin to the Second World War “War Cabinets” to ensure partisan politics is taken out of the fight for our survival.