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Updated with the latest budget figures (Nov 8, 2011)
                  

2012-13

      2013-14       

2014-15             

Aboriginal Issues

First Nations Schooling [+]

$800 Million

$800 Million

$800 Million

Improve drinking water and housing on reserves [+]

$1,600 Million

$1,250 Million

$1,250 Million

First Nations Housing [+]

$1,000 Million

$1,000 Million

$1,000 Million

Child Care

$10 a day Childcare [+]

$2,349 Million

$2,965 Million

$3,681 Million

Cities

ReBuild Canada program [+]

$9,000 Million

$9,000 Million

$9,000 Million

Culture, Arts & Communication

Modernize Canadian Broadband: [+]

$400 Million

$500 Million

$600 Million

Environment

Cancel Fossil Fuel Subsidies [+]

-$1,345 Million

-$1,345 Million

-$1,345 Million

Expand "ecoEnergy" home efficiency program [+]

$350 Million

$350 Million

$350 Million

Implement a $30/ton Carbon Tax [+]

$0 Million

-$14,140 Million

-$17,245 Million

Low Income Carbon Tax Refund [+]

$1,875 Million

$7,500 Million

$7,500 Million

Health Care

Community Health Care [+]

$1,734 Million

$1,769 Million

$1,804 Million

Universal Pharmacare [+]

$3,390 Million

$3,830 Million

$4,590 Million

Housing

Affordable Housing Strategy [+]

$2,000 Million

$2,000 Million

$2,000 Million

International

Military Spending back to pre-2001 Level: [+]

-$1,280 Million

-$2,600 Million

-$4,000 Million

Increase Development Aid to 0.7% of GNI [+]

$1,129 Million

$2,364 Million

$2,740 Million

Freeze National Security Establishment Growth [+]

-$547 Million

-$1,094 Million

-$1,641 Million

Post Secondary Education

Reduce Tuition to 1992 Levels [+]

$1,300 Million

$1,300 Million

$1,300 Million

Create Income Tested Grants [+]

$1,529 Million

$1,570 Million

$1,609 Million

Deferred College and University Maintenance [+]

$1,000 Million

$1,000 Million

$1,000 Million

Poverty & EI

Increase Canada Child Tax Benefit to $5,400/child [+]

$5,562 Million

$5,562 Million

$5,562 Million

Double the GST credit [+]

$3,865 Million

$3,919 Million

$3,974 Million

EI Universal entrance of 360 hours [+]

$1,100 Million

$1,100 Million

$1,100 Million

Sectoral Development

Green Skills Initiative [+]

$100 Million

$100 Million

$100 Million

Canadian Development Bank [+]

$1,000 Million

$1,000 Million

$1,000 Million

Seniors

Increase GIS benefits by 15% [+]

$1,009 Million

$1,047 Million

$1,084 Million

Tax

A 35% income tax rate on those making over $250,000/year [+]

-$3,500 Million

-$3,756 Million

-$4,030 Million

Eliminate Stock Options Deductions [+]

-$725 Million

-$798 Million

-$877 Million

Fully tax Corporate and Personal Capital Gains [+]

-$6,000 Million

-$6,600 Million

-$7,260 Million

Financial Activities Tax [+]

-$4,000 Million

-$4,200 Million

-$4,410 Million

Increase the Corporate Tax rate to its 2006 level of 21% [+]

-$5,250 Million

-$10,500 Million

-$13,566 Million

Reinstate the 28% tax on Oil & Gas and Financial Industries [+]

-$2,000 Million

-$3,000 Million

-$3,000 Million

Inheritance Tax over $5mil Estates [+]

-$750 Million

-$1,500 Million

-$1,575 Million

Women

Stopping Violence Against Women [+]

$70 Million

$70 Million

$70 Million

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