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Prime Minister
Liberal Party of Canada
2,917 days in office
42nd Parliament of Canada
03 Dec 2015 - 11 Sep 2019
43rd Parliament of Canada
05 Dec 2019 - 15 Aug 2021
44th Parliament of Canada
22 Nov 2021 - Present

The Canadian federal election of 2021 (officially the 44th Canadian general election) took place on September 20, 2021, and elected members of the House of Commons to Canada’s 44th Parliament. The Liberal Party, led by outgoing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, won 160 seats, forming a second consecutive minority government.

The Trudeau government had originally made 569 promises in its 2021 campaign platform and press releases. This number was reduced to 352 by an extensive, multi-coder process of sorting promises according to their degree of precision and importance to society. Unclear and less important promises were removed from the analysis.

For an analysis of the achievements of Justin Trudeau’s first government (2015-2019), see Birch and Pétry (2019), Assessing Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government. 353 promises and a mandate for change, published by Les Presses de l’Université Laval.

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Promise History

3.03.13 - “A re-elected Liberal government will […] [c]ontinue to ensure that secondary earners—mostly women—can exclude up to $14,000 of their working income when income-testing the Canada Workers Benefit, so that families can receive up to $2,400”

Published: Nov 2021

“In the past year, the government has introduced a suite of new, targeted measures to provide support to the Canadians who need it most and help them pay the bills. This includes […] An enhanced Canada Workers Benefit, which means families could receive up to $2,461 this year, and a single Canadian without children could receive up to $1,428”


« Les taux de l’ACT et les seuils de revenu ont changé pour 2021. Une nouvelle « exemption pour le second titulaire de revenu de travail » a également été mise en place.  »


“The maximum basic amount is // $1,395 for single individuals […] $2,403 for families. “


“For 2021 and later tax years, the budget proposes to enhance the CWB. […] The budget also proposes to introduce a “secondary earner exemption” to the CWB. This is a special rule for individuals with an eligible spouse where the spouse or common-law partner with the lower working income excludes up to $14,000 of their working income in the calculation of their adjusted net income, for the purpose of the CWB phase-out”

Canada Workers Benefit

Published: Dec 2021
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Published: Nov 2021
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