What's at stake in the upcoming federal election? Peter Van Dusen breaks down the issues in "Trust, Truth and 2019". - The Democracy Project
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What's at stake in the upcoming federal election? Peter Van Dusen breaks down the issues in "Trust, Truth and 2019".

CPAC’s Peter Van Dusen kicks off this episode of PrimeTime Politics‘ five-part series, “Trust, Truth and 2019” by introducing The Democracy Project in conversation with partners Helaina Gaspard (Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy) and Jessica Johnson (The Walrus).

This episode focuses on “The Issues”, starting with what the polls and data reveal, before delving into affordability, climate change and SNC-Lavalin, key areas that have the potential to affect votes in the upcoming federal election.

Polls

According to the findings from Abacus Data’s latest survey, the top three issues that will impact how Canadians vote on October 21 are: healthcare, economic growth and cost of living.  Starting at the 13:37 mark, CEO David Coletto provides a breakdown of the numbers.

Affordability

When it comes to affordability, why don’t more Canadians feel like they can get ahead?  At 24:06, economics professor Steve Ambler (Université du Québec à Montréal) discusses the role of housing prices, wages and debt in the question of affordability.

Climate Change

At 33:10, Kenneth Green (Fraser Institute) and Mark Cameron (Canadians for Clean Prosperity) weigh the benefits and concerns for implementing carbon pricing.

SNC-Lavalin

It’s been six weeks since The Globe and Mail broke the story on the controversy.  At 48:55, The Globe and Mail‘s Robert Fife, along with Susan Delacourt (Toronto Star) and Joël-Denis Bellavance (La Presse) speak to the fallout from SNC-Lavalin and how it may play out in the election.

 

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