Why you should vote Liberal this federal election

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With the campaign slogan “Choose Forward”, it’s clear that, if re-elected, the Liberal Party will continue to champion a progressive agenda for Canada. 

Incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has kept 92 per cent of his 2015 campaign promises, fully or partially, the highest percentage of any Canadian government in the last 35 years. 

Since forming government four years ago, Justin Trudeau and his Liberal team have kept Canada moving forward. Canada has the fastest-growing economy in the G7.

In that vein, the Liberal Party has a tangible plan to continue to make life more affordable for students. If re-elected, the Liberals will create flexible student loans with Canada Student Grants, and full- and part-time students will be eligible to receive an additional $1,200 a year. Students will be given two years after they graduate to start paying back their loans with no interest.

The Liberal Party has a strategy to invest in Canadians in a concrete way, and that includes students. 

Trudeau is also taking action to protect our environment and fight climate change. When it comes to dealing with the climate crisis, the Liberal Party knows and understands that there’s still much work to be done. In addition to putting a price on pollution, the Liberals will ban single-use plastics by 2021, plant two billion trees, and will make sure Canada is on track to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. 

Recently, a climate scientist and economist wrote an article for Maclean’s analyzing each of the main parties' plans for tackling climate change. After reviewing their environmental policies, the authors concluded the Liberal party has the most feasible plan for taking care of our environment. 

This election, the choice is clear and the stakes are high. Let’s move forward together, and re-elect a Liberal government. 

Kaitlin Salole is a fourth-year Political Studies student and president of the Queen’s University Liberal Association. 

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