Episode 011 - The 2019 Federal NDP Platform

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Icicles well. I see yes. I shouldn't have said ice whatever internal combustion engine. I c e okay i know why are you talking. Eh but i like these bills loan. Welcome back to putin politics. Canadian issues served choose kurds adam. My name is mike and today we're going to talk about the n. P. platform for the two thousand nineteen election why because promise made promise kept woo alright all right before we get there on arcadian for canadians for tax fairness episode. I made a mention about doing something for patron. The first thing that i figured we're gonna do with that platform was <hes> when you get if you're getting these episodes on itunes on spotify or or through through soundcloud or our website or whatever are obviously i have to edit some stuff because there's a lot of <hes> and <hes> and sometimes we sound like justin trudeau as a result so i i figured we would use the patriots platform trudeau really well. I mean that's what everybody complains about him about water box dropbox sort of thing right water bottle drink box sorta thing whatever anyways however there's material that gets cut out that some people might think is dull. Some people might think is interesting. I'm in putting the full. The full unedited episodes up on patriots now. Unfortunately i didn't start that way so it only starts from episode nine which which is the canadians for tax fairness but every episode from that point i will keep a master copy on edited and uploaded the patriot. It'll be available to any patriot on patrons on there. You don't have to donate much. What if you can a dollar a month two dollars a month five dollars a month. Whatever if you want access to the unedited uncut podcast kinda kinda like south park bigger longer and uncut you can find it on our patriot page which is patriotic dot com forward slash putin politics. Hi pedro p. a. t. r. e. n. Yeah i didn't think i didn't think ahead a when i when i was editing episodes the the first eight episodes i was like i just wanna cut these things and then i'm like wait. Wait a minute. People might want to hear some of the stuff that we that we talked about that doesn't end up in the final episode because there are there are certain topics and things like that that ended up getting cut out of episodes so i'm like well. Some people might want to hear about that. Stuff not listen. We never go off topic and no-one flubs and i don't mumble symbol. We're good. Yes exactly so if you wanna prove wrong. Give us some money going patriot and listened to the unedited uncut episodes now that housekeeping's done the platform he <hes> voted in dp in two thousand eleven in the federal election and and i'm trying to think that i vote and i honestly don't remember if i voted m._v._p. Or if i voted green in the two thousand eighteen provincial election i know i didn't vote p._c. And i know i didn't vote liberal. I feel look. I voted green but i honestly don't remember so but i have supported the m._v._p. In the past but very rarely this platform document is there's one hundred and nine pages now. It's not one hundred and nine pages of words because there are pictures and the table of contents and this and that and the other thing but i don't know i went i i i read one hundred and nine pages that you don't have to yeah. He's a break man. I don't plan on ever doing it. I mean this may. Maybe this is the problem. I have with political plan political platform documents as a whole is the fact that there's a lot of there's a lot of words words and not a lotta substance. I guess is the problem that i have with them but i feel like to be an informed voter. I should take the time to read them. They took time to make them. I should take the time to read them so that i choose the party that i am most aligned with when the election actually comes <hes> the the the theoretically will do what they say yeah yeah exactly this unfortunately while while there's ideas in their platform from that i like. I'm worried about how they figure. They're going to pay for it. I'm worried about how much of it they can actually implement and and well. I mean i honestly i'm certainly one of those people. That doesn't feel like the m._v._p. Will form federal government that will form the federal government went for a long time if at all but i suppose at the same time if there's a minority and if there are going to potentially probably minority they could try and get some of their platform ideas through as a result of that so i feel like that's where it's important to know at least some of the stuff that's in their platform because some of it could get enacted in or as a part of them being that bargaining chip. Oh liberals want our support then <hes> you know they're going to have to put through whatever whatever whatever this part of our what this part of our platform you know you're going to have to include that it whenever bill you're you're gonna pass and we'll support it of course in the last few days. Jagmeet singh came out and basically said that he would not prop up a conservative minority so he played his card and i sincerely you know two months out from the election. Do you know it it is what is let's find out. What's going to happen and then go from there. It'd be nice. I rather see summary of the report anyway. Because certain things you can just skip right right and i like i wrote notes about pretty much. Everything going to skip a lot of it but the first thing and probably the most important thing is far. What is pharma care. What do you think pharma's here is. Mike free pharmacy for people right so right. Now we have free healthcare quote unquote. I mean i it's not entirely entirely free because obviously there are certain services that we pay for that. We have private insurance for part of that is prescription drugs. <hes> you know dental is one of those things we have to pay for out of pocket going to chiropractor going to psychologists. You know there's certain services that we do pay out of pocket for but the benefits through work than you might have coverage so far. Ah the m._v._p.'s pharma care is essentially making prescription medicine free or covered the same way that going to your family doctor or we're going to the hospital is covered. I like the idea of government buying prescription drugs on wholesale and using their buying power as opposed to waiting until i need it because then he can charge any price you want to which is a problem they have in the u._s. And if the government is going to subsidize it if you can make it caught cost-effective fine but that's hard to do right i think one of the numbers on it by any means yeah they're they're expecting an annual investment of ten and billion dollars and when when it was mentioned in the <hes> the canadians for tax fairness episode their estimate i think somewhere between ten and fifteen billion a year as well well yeah so it's fine if they attend billion and they're on the underside. Get it why they'd say that's fine too. I guess to put that into perspective as as a whole on the federal budget right now right now federal revenues or about three hundred twenty billion dollars per year so we're talking king around three percent so three percent of the federal government's budget would go towards paying for national pharma care yeah. It's not enormous. It's not it's doable. It's just like i said it's. You're going to have a cost somewhere else right be overall g._d._p. If they're gonna taxes yeah well and there's there's there's. There's some tax increases in here. Obviously help cover it. I'm going to get to that probably closer to the end because it was close to the end of the document. That was one of the things while reading through i kept i kept like when are we going to get to the part where they say how they're going to pay for all of this stuff and it was pretty much at the back of the document. Oh by the way we're going to do this that and the other thing. Oh that's how you're gonna pay for it. Okay all all right now now that you've been also somewhat vague about that great because the m._v._p. Is very much a pro worker pro union <hes> they are. I would say they're pro. Small business as well based on some of the stuff i was reading in in in the platform kind of what they're hoping is that this is going to save is going to save a lot of people money as well because let's say for a company that offers its employees benefits. The benefits plans like with pharma care. The benefits plans wouldn't have to cover prescription drugs anymore which which can be an expensive part of most benefits plans and also gives employers more of a bargaining tool so if you're a small business. Can you compete beating in somebody who's offering full drug plants like that's a consideration i do remember taking a job because it had full benefits not because it paid well but because i need the benefit it is a consideration that people look into and if you don't have to have a consideration well that makes a big difference that gives a small businesses more of a tool to use news well any any business that doesn't it's a savings for them. A big six to <hes> it is it is a savings like tax credit. We have in a way yup. Well yeah businesses that we're doing the right thing in the first place if you aren't doing the right thing in the first place you don't get the tax credit why somebody for you either right yeah. Don't cry me river because you're not off your employee benefits and somebody else gets reduction. There's their stuff as a result right who well then. I mean if they have if they have a reduction in their expenses. Yeah their taxes are gonna go up but it's not like it's one hundred it's not like tax. Rates are one hundred percent right like as the employer. If i've got ten employees in every year the <hes> you know the cost to offer prescription. Coverage under the benefits is say six hundred dollars a year per employee. That's six thousand dollars. Six thousand dollars turns around and goes to the government. If your profit goes up by six grand and your <hes> an essay an incorporated business <hes> the taxes you're gonna pay on that is less than a thousand bucks on that additional profit. No i'm just like you'll just be more money for the businesses to use general. I think it's use it in in other ways. Yes so yeah. It's a tax break for corporations in a way in a way yes affordable housing so apparently they they guarantee five hundred thousand units of quality affordable housing built over the next ten years. I don't know how do you guarantee affordable housing in but you're not guaranteed and location right. That's true so yeah sure if you make them all in new brunswick where housing so low it isn't it funny yeah okay but what about in vancouver where the problem is or downtown toronto or any other place that has a massive growth so part of what i guess maybe they're hoping to stave off some of that issue is introducing a fifteen percent foreign buyers tax for people who are not canadian citizens and not <hes> permanent resident so if you don't if you're not a citizen or don't have permanent resident status fifteen percent tax to to buy a house yeah i think it should be higher especially certain location especially especially vancouver brutal of well vancouver is so much of it has to do with with crime and money laundering and such anyways if your money laundering you're. You're not gonna to get that person but they'll get. They'll get a straw man to do it. Have you can discourage it right and now as people say discouraging foreign investment yeah you discouraging foreign investment in presidential though i don't i like foreign investment. I don't like foreign investment residential. Yeah no absolutely foreign investment in commercial sal large commercial property or something like that. That's not a problem. It's not a problem at all same an like an industrial industrial complex. I mean some people have an issue or art. Chinese companies are coming in and buying canadian companies and it's like well yes to have a problem with that. Yes at the same time. Let's say if that canadian company was was facing financial struggles and potentially was going to go bankrupt or something like that well. It's like if someone if canadian companies not willing to come in and say bailout bailout or by that canadian company that's failing. Somebody should be allowed to do it yeah. Do i think this attack should be on it. The could be attacked but my biggest concern is the residential 'cause you. Everyone should be aware that <hes> that's a good way to quickly increase pricing right right drastically that can make certain places on affordable for people post-secondary education capping and reducing tuitions and then eventually intially building towards adding post secondary education as part of the public education system and essentially getting to the point where there would be no tuition. There shouldn't be tuition anyway. It's it's an absolute joke. That's not like tuition. Tuition fees are going up. Why if you want to have an educated society make it free. I i would have a better education right now. It was free. The only thing stopping means money think about that for a second. It's not a desire is not an ability. It's money so money's my barrier then you're making it an income level barrier so if i had more money yeah i could go to get my whatever but right now. I can't do it right because i don't have the money to put into getting education. I've looked at going back three times and it is because i didn't come. I grew up in a family that had a lot of money right and and you know and you you kind of have both of us. Were both parents. You know we kind of have to look forward and see. I mean our kids if they're gonna go do any sort of post secondary secondary education as it stands right now. It's going to be even more expensive for them. If things continue the way they're going and kind of have to look at it like you know. How are we if we can't can't if we can't pay for proper post education for ourselves. How are we going to do that for our kids. You know that's why north countries have such higher educations because they put the money where their mouth is right although we just go rhino and his built taller buildings that'd be dying. I remember for one that's right. We're we're gonna. We're gonna we're gonna. We're gonna build the schools twice as tall adjustments to supplement insurance so right now to qualify for you. Eh when you get laid off from work or something like that you have to have six hundred hours so they want to reduce it to three hundred sixty hours. No what i've seen tune. Suni will take advantage of the is it. Is it okay if they had a play plan in place to take advantage of a repeat offender the people that work seasonally basically basically to take advantage of right. You're giving them three hundred sixty hours now and take advantage of young now than six yeah so they don't they don't even necessarily have to put in as many as well as many hours in order to and the other the other part to this as well is so i think right now income replacement rate with is fifty percent if i'm not mistaken and it has a cap and they're talking about increasing the replacement rate to sixty percent and guarantee a minimum payout of twelve hundred dollars a month yeah like you're you're just you're asking for abuse and you're asking employers to use it to right. You're asking players to do more seasonal work because who wouldn't want that gig. I have to work for for how many months and then i get a seasonal insurance. I'd rather see if they can if they can better police it yet. But how do you better police elect their shifts and so many problems with it right so no six hundred seems fine <hes> some of the other some of the other changes they mentioned about has to do with parental leave where her <hes> like one of the options they have in there is is <hes> you have the choice to say make your parental leave shorter and as a result increase how much she received with each payment so let's say like <hes> instead of taking the twelve months you take six months and get paid the same amount as you would if you if you took twelve months or even further extended <hes> parental leave when you have like twin's triplets or or anything like that <hes> sing it sparked my interest it just i mean i think we're i think we're both past the point of having any more kids anyways so for us is is it relevant for us. I'm just saying i'm thinking yeah back when i we were like that. Actually we got snookered. Both times with my wife was that she when she got when she was on mat leave. They later off and bought her out. Oh so guess who made all that income right so didn't get it yeah that sucks and the other time we the other time we were private contractors and we lost the contract and you're self employed at the time time just before he happened with classrooms right same comedy. I believe okay yeah. You're you're. You're you're you're parental. Delete was getting go from your contract at work hey and then i had to take benefit fund re-energizing a made in candida auto industry. Just stop i mean i know that there's people that they want they. They want manufacturing to come back. You know so they're they're going to adopt a national automotive strategy to attract and retain jobs and investment the terrible at how are you. This is because a company shouldn't be. I shouldn't say forced but if you encourage a company to stay because because they're losing money because they can make it cheaper somewhere else. You're just taking your turning the dial to decrease the funds somewhere else it it just it's a bad biz. Protecting businesses is a terrible idea <hes> i'm. I know that i've said it before. I love free markets when you you put in measures in place to discourage free markets then you have problems and i guess what cars are globally now yeah. Oh yeah well face the fact guess what but those plants in g._m. Menasheh oshawa london windsor windsor it sorry you're you're. You're not a good business model. That's why you're closing under still works so it's not that it doesn't work. It's just you haven't ever better pistons model. Well and you know what i mean. Costs sts costs as a whole obviously as a part of that you know bad business model as it were because i mean you know especially in gm's case. They're sending a lot of that manufacturing to mexico because they can pay lower wages in mexico. There's less oversight. There's there's probably less overhead costs. <hes> it's gonna make it. It certainly gonna make the operation more profitable offer g._m. To do that and it's an unfortunate way to look at it but that is a free market way to look at it at the same time considering how hard automakers got hit in two thousand eight. It's unfortunate that the jobs get lost but it's an i guess it's unfortunate reality of the world at the same same time br like it used to be were because the manufacturing jobs like in a car plant they could they had so much power <hes> with their unions they could demand more and more money will eventually you've just priced yourself out of having a job and that's free market mechanisms yeah like if you price yourself out of a job you don't have a job anymore right like i can demand more and more money but if they can find somebody cheaper for me and i'm i'm not better that much better than they're better off to hire. Maybe to people's supposed to just me but that's free market dictating probably probably why you you know perception obviously because i don't work there but you know you go into certain big box stores or even or even some of the larger grocery stores right like they'll tend to have more part-time employees as opposed to fulltime employees because even though they have more staff it probably costs them less money have more part-time people because they don't have to offer things like benefits or pensions or whatever else supporting a thriving agriculture sector some supporting young and new farmers to ensure rural livelihoods are sustainable. I guess profitable sustainable. Maybe is making it work. I guess offering low cost start up loans for new farmers. Yes <hes> i mean there. Are there new farmers out there. Yes and they start up new operations. Yes i would say there's probably a good chunk of farming operations that it's more like you know. The kids are taking over from the parents so do they necessarily need access to start up loans. When the farm is already established. I guess it depends on what they're doing. Mentioned acres of land and starting farm even though i know how to run some aspects of farmers stunt starting not well not with how much land costs in certain places too late like good farmland is not cheap anymore. Either i mean i went by anyway. It's too much work farmers. Don't make money any certain farmers make money. That's what i'll say. I'll do fight for your right in. I mean in my experience of dealing with farmers doing income tax ax. I would say especially especially smaller operations because again. We're in ontario like a out west. They're much larger farms. They're much larger acreage there. There's there's there's more money involved and i'm sure you know barring things like drought and stuff like that. I'm sure there's farmers out there. That are making quite a bit of money but again. Is it like the a small family. Is the quote unquote small family farm or is it more like corporate farms. I don't know i i. I don't know i don't know enough about the market at west i know enough about the market marketing on -tario and i would say the average <hes> like family farm is not making money so improving where we live and work so large scale building retrofits to reduce energy demand so whether that's better insulation better you know solar panels better heating systems stuff like that so it's it's a government like government program to say either. We're going in to provide tax credits or grants or we're going to pay for this kind of stuff. I don't again. There's there's no details. There's no details the there's gonna do what did what are. They gonna do their documents. At their. We talked about these documents. They should use them. Go with plans that work and you can say listen. This'll save money because somebody else has done the calculations for us. <hes> somebody asked us those. Don't come up with these ethereal. Oh we're gonna make them better better yeah well. I mean exactly we. We did an episode on it platform for tax fairness. You know what honestly that things out there and this is why think tanks exist <hes>. Do you know they come up with ideas. Government should look at those ideas. Never mind the fact whether a think tank is left wing or right wing or whatever ignore that crap if they have a good idea use it. They have better ideas than most corporations do. They're called think tanks not political idealism okay so changing how we get around so one of the things they mentioned here and in a country like canada. This could be difficult all but i have a semi solution to it. I'm not saying that it's my solution but i have a semi solution to it so moving towards one hundred percent <hes> zero emission vehicles in the country by twenty forty so essentially by twenty forty no internal combustion engine vehicle can be sold in canada so we're talking twenty years like they can. They be on the roads or they just this can't be on the road that can be on the roads. That can't be sold my solution to this and i'm not saying it's not saying that this is an original idea. I probably read it somewhere and and and it was like yeah you know what that's a good idea. Why do gas stations not have superchargers and you know what winning electric vehicle shows up. Maybe charge maybe they can charge the car to like eighty percent in twenty minutes charge twenty five bucks charging thirty like i don't you know what a person that's driving an electric vehicle. I'm sure they'll pay that. It might suck in comparison to the fact that if they plug in at home while it's only going to cost them. I don't know like two bucks to to to charge their cart full but if you're taking an electric vehicle on like a cross country drive why every gas station every gas station what why a large majority of gas stations can't implement something like this because that's another customer the best way to do is i don't i don't i don't like bands for the most part but you can make it cost effective more cost effective for everybody involved by a dialing and i love the dialing so you say okay. We want more electric cars. How can we get more electric cars on the road. Let's give them subsidies k. So if you know by electric truecar don't make it rebates so make a tax returns. Make it right on the actual ticket price and as you have more companies making electric cars if you can also make it so that wait it's cost effective for a manufacturer to put in electric charging ports wherever they may be and make it worthwhile right now. This is not worthwhile because because there there's just not enough electric cars at their right. Go mortals is changing. That's definitely changing <hes> special tesla tesla's just coming through the matt. Oh yeah so well you know what because now they are actually delivering vehicles in a reasonable amount of time if you go on the tesla website now and you want to buy a model three the delivery time is three weeks yeah. I don't i don't even like chevy has the bolt. That's they're fully electric vehicle. I don't even you think they can deliver that fast. No it's a little bit different than a different business model to yeah that's like they have dealerships like that and i don't even want to get started on my problems with dealerships so if you can make it so that way and the more electric cars on the road the more incentive it is for the local gas stations or the the bigger gus houston's to start offering electric as an option <hes> right now you'll see my malls because well people can leave it in charge and then go and do the shopping come back or i think they're i think they have them at the service or the rest stops in ontario as well but even still they've only got like maybe like four spots which might be enough right now now but at some point it won't yes and it's like i said eventually event wolf coming in. That's how you get it but to see o'bannon. You got two more than benny. It doesn't prevent it because i still would like to buy car. I like as much let your car is amazing. If i may karpov i may still want to get a supercar carson kind but tesla's supercar supercar. Hey man it. It has a top speed of. I think think four hundred kilometers and our it's not fair on well okay fine. It's not a yes you're right. You're right. It's not it's not a five million dollar vehicle. It's not a senna. I'm talking you have set. I mean those hybrids like the mclaren hybrid the one that actually isn't really hyper because it doesn't yes sure you can run an electric car in western illinois hybrid. Nobody is slow. You don't get any lag okay i. I just wanna mention this point because we talked about it in the canadians for tax fairness episode i so i have apparently have more up to date number on how much canada canada spends on oil and gas subsidies so in that episode. It was five years ago. The number was one point six billion dollars so i was five years ago. What do you think is now one point seven three point three. Oh in five years apparently the subsidies have doubled so and apparently and oil and gas subsidies. We have the highest per capita of the g seven nations <hes> i could see that you on your big expert and we're and we're a resource country yes so i mean that there's i guess when you look at it the reasons behind it but at the same time it's like again like you said earlier earlier about businesses fail you know like do they really need. Subsidies wasn't if your business can't function with subsidy. I'm sorry you picked the wrong business. Protecting pensions for everyone okay so making pensioners the primary creditors when companies go bankrupt so think about the situation. Okay okay okay so so so the problem. The problem in the whole situation with sears going bankrupt is that the executives got their big bonuses for whatever reason because it's like the company failed. Why do you get a bonus <hes> or <hes> i think i don't remember if it was the c._e._o. Or just one of the top stockholders got a big dividend <hes> from the company while it was going bankrupt. Meanwhile the pension fund has been an underfunded for a long time and now is basically to the point that <hes> the people that that we're getting pensions through sears are either getting a fraction or their their pensions gone because of everything that's going on so trying to protect pensions trying to protect pensions over a c._e._o.'s bonus. I agree with that also hardly and i know why businesses have done it this way because if you're the president you're going to make sure that if something goes wrong you're going to get paid. I yeah oh yeah just like if you can do it. Why wouldn't you right and i guess what what they're another. One of their intentions to put into law would be to prevent companies from paying out bonuses and dividends when pension asian funds are underfunded. Okay that'd be hard to do. I think it probably would be as well. There's obviously less and less employment out there that has pensions available but even for the ones that still do they should be protected because yes while the employer does put in a chunk of money. The employee does as well employees put. The employee puts money from their paycheck into those pension funds we even if the employee doesn't part of the job. Is that your pension projected. It's supposed to be a situation in where you're supposed to put money aside to allow me to retire. That's the idea it's like a r._s._p. For a company investing in rural communities so one of the things that they mentioned under under this is postal banking so candidate used to have a postal oh bank and the idea. Is that one of the problems. That's been happening recently and we've we've seen it around here. A couple of a couple of smaller towns close by where they've got. Maybe maybe like one two bank branches if they're lucky and they're closing and never mind the fact that i think of the top in the in the top ten profit-making companies well all five big banks are in that top ten in canada and i think three or four of the top five are banks for most <unk> profitable companies in canada but they're closing these rural branches because they're saying well. There's not enough. There's not enough customer base and it's like well. That's not what your closing them you closing them because it's a way for you to cut costs and make more money because your shareholders want you to make more money and increase your dividend every quarter or every year so postal banking. The idea behind postal banking is that well most small communities and especially rural communities have post office so implemented banking system through the the post office yeah. That's one way to combat it. I mean you can't really force a company to say intas to keep bank open if it's using money right if the if the money i mean i'm sorry that's a branch that's economics and with people having the ability to not even venture into the bank to do ninety eight percent of their banking yeah like you can get your paycheck scanned and sent a you. Get a check scan on your phone senate in. I don't need to see teller for that. The money's is not they're making every vote count so bringing in a mixed member proportional voting in part of doing that having an independent citizen assembly to recommend commend the best method or you could just use one of the methods. That's already out there if you vote if you're a referendum voting on like mixed member personal what you don't want to do is what ontario dead which was half a supermajority where you specifically at line exactly what strategy one a hat because no one's gonna vote it in if you're going to have a referendum changing the voting system. You have to say okay. Do we want to change the buddy system. Yes or no right. That's the way to do it. If you say we're going to offer this one system at each province has to agree to it <hes> if one province doesn't it fails and and if you don't meet sixty percent threshold agreement fails well mike that's never gonna happen. I'm of a mindset honestly that the government should make the decision and make the change and there should be very little input because i feel i feel that if we allow let's well we had a referendum on -tario in two thousand and seven about it right it failed stupendous louis you know like like no and and any referendum for for voter reform has had basically no chance of passing either the problem with with what happened with electoral reform with the liberals was with with the current liberal government government that they had a particular form of electoral reform <hes> how they wanted to change the voting system and what they wanted was not what was recommended by the committee <hes> that was working on it and it was also like looking at it so the liberals wanted single transferable vote of voting and with the way that single transferable voting works and how the majority of people in canada vote if we had gone ahead with what the liberals <hes> wanted we would likely have liberal majority governments in this country into perpetuity because because someone who votes and ep or votes green is probably going to vote would pro would probably vote liberal second. Would you agree with that yeah i can. I can see where you're coming from. A what would end up happening is that people would get more towards what's the center party system would go more towards the center right as opposed to leaning on the wires yeah and you would have parties like the green party would be e._s. Inter-party as opposed to a left or right <hes> you'd have all these different other parties that would be more center so with the liberals when every time they would win initially but they would win forever. Yeah i mean i. I feel like eventually obviously yeah they wouldn't they wouldn't win at some point but i feel like if if <hes> based on based on the political landscape right now unless there there was like a major fracture of the political parties and we went from like you know a four or i guess if you count the p._c. Five-party system <hes> we ended up in like an eight party system as a result of change in the electoral system then yeah the liberal party would have would eventually get to the point where they're not going to be the ones forming government unless it's through like a coalition mean or something like that but my my initial thoughts when i really started researching it was like well of of course that's of course that's the voting system they wanted because it <hes> of any proportional representation voting system single transferable vote is the one that benefits the liberals the most reducing the voting age to sixteen why i've heard arguments for this saying that essentially someone who is sixteen is old enough to be able to make that choice and make an informed choice no cuban adult age. You want to keep it at eighteen yeah. I'm not i'm not one hundred percent sold on changing it to sixteen either. I understand the argument demand for it. I don't know if i support it. Just because you can make an informed decision doesn't mean you're going to yeah exactly raising revenues through progressive sources so this is that we're going to pay for everything all right so rolling corporate rolling corporate tax rates back to eighteen percent so this is for large businesses not small businesses so the canadian tax fairness plan spoke talk about increasing the corporate tax rates for big business and small business the m._v._p. Only talks about increasing it for big business which again kind in a points to the fact that they support small business owners because they're saying well. It's the large businesses. That should be paying. The additional taxes help cover all these things that we want to pay for all all the all these things that you know citizens would benefit from right so far so good yes so increasing the top tax rate to thirty five percent from thirty three percent so an extra to an extra two percent tax for earnings above two hundred ten thousand so that's not that's not that if you make that much money you pay thirty five percent taxes on the whole amount and i'm only talking federal tax federal tax rates at this point. It's if you make more than that everydollar above that amount you get taxed taxed thirty five percent so two percent. I don't know how much more that would make a one percent wealth tax on individuals with wealth over twenty million and that's why well and that's lower. That's less than what the the canadians for tax fairness plan suggested because there's was on a tax a forty five percent tax on estates over five million dollars. When someone passes away well see. I like then wealth it but that's just in general rain like that. Just if you have twenty million nine dollars you get tax one percent that can be a real problem because who would who would stay was rich right. Now i there there are there are people that would people would i. I'm not talking about the ones that would stay no matter what right no matter what i'm talking about the ones that are like well. I don't have to be here by increasing. The capital gains inclusion rate to seventy five percent so right now half half of capital gains from selling stock or selling a rental. Oh property or any sort of any sort of property that would that you make money on the point they make in the document is that eight percent of the benefits of lower inclusion in rates goes to the one percent so again an increase in the capital gains inclusion rate is going to affect the wealthy way more than it's going to affect the the average person continuation on the tax fairness project like that's why you think tanks. That's where you can save money through. You can gain the money and that's how they're gonna implant on film. Why don't they have like the enemy crunch numbers. Sorry yeah i mean you know at least at least the platform for tax fairness had dollar amounts on it where they're like if if we implement this this is how much money it's going to raise for the government or this is how much money it's gonna save the government and in there and they're i mean again. All they were looking at was taxes. They're not looking at public policy as whole but they're like well. We know that parties talking about pharma care now and they're talking about affordable childcare and they're talking about. You know a green economy and things like that well. If you implement these things you can pay hey for those things may magin that but this th the m._v._p. Platform was very light on numbers like extremely we light on numbers and extremely light on details. It was basically it was like it was like someone made <hes> had a whiteboard word on the wall and they just made bullet points and it's like okay well. What do we want to. What do we want in there and okay. We'll flesh it out with some nice language but we're not talking to flesh out the policy the policy document with what most of this stuff actually means how we're going to implement it what it's going to cost and how we're gonna pay for it odd. That's what i want in a platform. Tell me how it's going to tell me how you're going to do all this because this is why we run into situations where parties make make hundreds of promises and then when it gets to the end of their mandate people are disappointed because they can't meet half of the promises or they break a bunch of them are so on and so forth like stop with the promises and just give give me concrete. This is what we're going to do to the best of our ability. I mean you know what if some things fail yeah that'll suck but i get it when over half of the stuff that you mentioned in your policy policy document. You can't fulfill as the government especially if you're in a majority that doesn't help anybody. I'm voting on a bunch of nothing. I didn't think the p. c. Non-terrorist elected yeah exactly exactly. Maybe that's maybe that's how it should be. You know what oh platforms should now be a website that people can read in fifteen minutes. Here's the stuff we stand for. Go vote for us. Maybe and have a big donate button. That's all we're. We're raising money for the election like maybe that's what the party should do now. It would save me a lot of time. It took me four or five hours to read this thing to try and give you the coles notes and this isn't even coles goals. Not we've been going for an hour at this point yeah and even touch on a cellular plans that they plan no. I you know what i'm just. That's it that's nothing burger so so that has been the highlights i guess or possibly lowlights of the n._d._p.'s platform for the two thousand and nineteen election like like i said i read the hundred and nine pages and summarized it so that you wouldn't have to if you still wanna go ahead and read it you can. I feel like i've covered the stuff that a lot of people are gonna care about so we got three more of these coming up yay fun. We're not gonna u._p._c. i mean. I guess they're running somebody in every that's exactly how i feel. No no now maybe we should do the block wa the communist party. Why wait we you know we have a communist. Yeah i know i know we have a communist party. I'm just i the way i see it. There are four major parties because there are four major parties that have had people elected so that's what we're going to cover technicalities. Yes that's a good technicality to have though anyways this has been putting politics. My name's adam my name's mike. We'll talk to you soon.

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