Missing the Mark: Federal midterm report card

November 2, 2017
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This report card reviews the federal government's progress in 16 key policy areas at the halfway mark of their term. It finds that, despite some positive first steps, the Liberals’ ambitious talk hasn’t been backed up with the action needed to make these promises a reality.

With two years left in the term, the report card includes suggested next steps to help the Liberal government fulfill the progressive agenda they committed to leading up to the election. Among the recommendations:

  • Create a child care system that increases access while decreasing fees for parents;

  • Close tax loopholes that only benefit the wealthiest Canadians;

  • Increase funding for provincial poverty reduction plans;

  • Implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action;

  • End direct and indirect fossil fuel industry subsidies;

  • Develop a universal, public pharmacare program.