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Canada
In office
Prime Minister
Liberal Party of Canada
2,943 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The Trudeau government had originally made 569 promises in its 2021 campaign platform and press releases.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

3.12.55 - “A re-elected Liberal government will be] [c]hanging the Canada Caregiver Credit into a refundable, tax-free benefit and increasing the benefit to $1,250 per year per eligible person. The amount of benefit will be indexed to inflation. The same eligibility criteria as the current Canada Caregiver Credit will apply. In addition, the benefit will not be income tested. The change will be effective January 1, 2022.”

Partially kept
24-Jan-2023
Justification

The promised increase was not presented, but it is still possible to obtain a significant amount when you are a caregiver.

“The amount you can claim depends on your relationship to the person you are claiming the CCC for, your circumstances, the person’s net income, and whether other credits are being claimed for that person.”

Partially kept
18-Jan-2022

“The amount you can claim depends on your relationship to the person for whom you are claiming the CCC, your circumstances, the person’s net income, and whether other credits are being claimed for that person.// For an eligible dependant 18 years of age or older (who is a person you are eligible to make a claim for on line 30400), you may be entitled to claim an amount of $2,295 in the calculation of line 30400. You could also claim an amount up to a maximum of $7,348 on line 30425.”

Partially kept
18-Jan-2021
Justification

The promise is partially fulfilled by the credit, which is already higher than advertised, but still non-refundable.

“The amount you can claim depends on your relationship to the person for whom you are claiming the CCC, your circumstances, the person’s net income, and whether other credits are being claimed for that person.// For an eligible dependant 18 years of age or older (who is a person for whom you are eligible to make a claim on line 30400), you may be entitled to claim an amount of $2,273 in the calculation of line 30400. You could also claim an amount up to a maximum of $7,276 on line 30425.”

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