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.
Social issues have the potential to change the voting intentions of many Canadians—policy positions on these issues can have major consequences on our quality of life yet can be difficult to distill. We’ve extracted each party’s policies to-date on some of the most prominent social issues being discussed.
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