Questioning candidates of Victoria: Murray Rankin – NDP

What do you believe is the most important election issue for your riding and why?

  • Oct. 14, 2015 5:00 p.m.

What do you believe is the most important election issue for your riding and why?

Every day I listen to people in Victoria share the change they want to see: a new government, with new priorities — one that makes life more affordable for seniors and families; a government that will grow the economy while also protecting our environment and meeting our climate change commitments.

Our plan to expand the CPP, increase the GIS and reverse eligibility age for OAS from 67 to 65 will help lift many of our seniors out of poverty. We will also create a national childcare program to help families, give kids a good head start and help women who want to work outside of the home. We will rise to meet our international climate change obligations through a transition to a clean economy. We will reduce Canada’s reliance on fossil fuels by eliminating the Conservatives billion-dollar subsidies to the fossil fuel industry and by kick-starting our clean energy sector to make Canada a global market leader in clean energy.

 

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