Published: Fri, September 13, 2019
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Trudeau vows tax on foreign speculators if reelected Canadian PM

Trudeau vows tax on foreign speculators if reelected Canadian PM

Trudeau never mentioned his main rival Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, nor Alberta's Premier Jason Kenney who vowed to actively campaign against the Liberal leader in the federal campaign.

Mr Scheer said of the upcoming election: "We are going to be outlining our vision for the country to put more money back in the pockets of Canadians and let them get ahead". "We get to decide what kind of future we want to build together".

"It's not a surprise that the Liberals are once again trying to push this thing out", Scheer said, accusing his opponents of fear-mongering in a bid to deflect attention from "their scandals and corruption".

Trudeau, on the other hand, is booked in for back-to-back events in British Columbia this morning, starting with an unspecified policy reveal at a Victoria townhouse complex, where he's all but guaranteed to face another round of pointed questions on the suddenly resurgent SNC-Lavalin affair.

Currently, the Liberal and Conservative parties continue to be neck-and-neck in the polls.

The Liberal leader's request was accepted, marking the start of the 40-day race to voting day.

"Many young Canadians dream of owning their first home".

The NDP are polling nationally in third place, on roughly 13%-14% support, with a slight lead over the Green Party. "Today, we're announcing another important step to help Canadians buy their first home".

Politicians are crisscrossing the country after Trudeau formally kicked off a campaign on Wednesday, and a major issue is expected to be the mounting cost of living.

"Ontario Premier Doug Ford has reminded Ontarians what a conservative government can be like", said Robert Bothwell, a professor of Canadian history and global relations at the University of Toronto.

Climate change and affordability are predicted to be key campaign issues. Canadians head to the polls on October 21. "I'm not appealing to (Canadians) emotions, we are appealing to their intelligence".

Later Wednesday, People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier is to appear for his own campaign debut in Toronto, alongside candidate Renata Ford, wife of the late populist Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

In the Vancouver/Burnaby/Surrey area, the Liberals, NDP and in some cases the Conservatives are battling over seats.

"They are running against Ford and they are running against former Prime Minister Harper", he added, referring to Trudeau and the Liberal party.

The left-wing New Democrat Party (NDP) packed both staff and journalists onto one bus. Five seats are vacant.

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