Campaigns are dynamic environments—constantly covered by the media. It can sometimes be difficult to know what’s policy and what’s not. To clarify things, we’ve launched a six-part series to summarize policy commitments from each of our major federal political parties, with three categories for policy commitments: official party policy that was announced at a planned pre-election or election event; unofficial positions made by party leaders or spokespersons in response to newly introduced platform items from opposing parties, domestic and international situations, or questions from the media; and, traditional party policy in areas, but not yet announced as continued commitment and formal inclusion into 2015 party platform.

Canadian families and their wallets: each party has made big-time promises on how they’ll fatten them up (the wallets, that is). These are some of the most voter-friendly promises that we’ve seen made in the campaign to date and the ones that might have the most influence on some Canadians as they head to the polls, families in hand.

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