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.

The major parties have different views on how Canada should balance neutralizing international threats with protecting Canadians’ civil liberties. Since it can be hard to determine where each party stands on this battleground topic, we’ve outlined the major moves made so far.

More party promises:

Economic and fiscal issues | Canadian families | Government services and operations | Environment | Social issues