The stakes in this election

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The stakes of the September election are high. The parties’ election promises and platforms must be assessed, as well as the government’s record.

The stakes of the September election are high. The parties’ election promises and platforms must be assessed, as well as the government’s record. It’s essential to ask which parties will be most competent to manage the pandemic, including health and safety measures such as vaccine procurement and equipment, vaccination policy, scientific information, and economic assistance programs for businesses, families and seniors.  
There’s the management of public finances: should a balanced budget be sought during a pandemic? If so, what impact on social programs will we accept? There’s also the very urgent issue of climate change and gun control. Are abortion rights in jeopardy as one party aims to give doctors a choice based on their conscience?
 And where do the parties stand on getting the web giants to contribute financially to the creation and discovery of Canadian cultural content? It’s a policy of particular importance to Québec. A bill to that effect was blocked in the Senate—by one party.      
These days, misinformation flows freely and there’s a lot of hate speech. Which party is more likely to clean it up? These are a lot of issues that affect our future, and that’s why it’s important to vote.  (Translated)

V. Martin
AYLMER