Horse Racing

Annnd ... they're off!!
Starting Line: $1,100,000,000,000 in debt
(that's a 1 and twelve zeros, folks!)


It's a race to see who can promise to spend the most tax dollars to buy your vote and pander to special interest groups. Here is the list since the House rose for the summer. Updated daily -- or hourly now that the election campaign has begun -- this will be head-spinning!

JT, JS EO'T

 $3.8 TRILLION ($3,800 Billion)
Interest payments on accumulated debt from past overspending according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer not counting these new promises

JT

$1 Billion: To implement Vaccine Passports (for 4 months)

JT

$4 Billion: Pay for people to repair their homes 

MB

$595 Million CUT of corporate welfare to big media firms

MB

$1 Billion CUT to CBC budget

EO'T

$60 Billion: Cash dump to provincial governments

MB

$0.00: Will NOT make ANY vote-buying spending announcements

EO'T

Won't tell $$M: Pay for half your dinner at restaurants! Huh?

JT

$610 Million: Unnecessary power-grabbing election

JS

Won't tell $Billion (PBO says $25B): Federal intrusion into Pharmacare

JT

$693 Million: Corporate welfare to Quebec's Pratt & Whitney

EO'T

Won't tell $$M: Creation of a Quebec centre on how to grow food

JT

$6 Billion: More-of-the-same health care

JT

Gave himself TWO pay raises during pandemic

JS

Gave himself TWO pay raises during pandemic

EO'T

Gave himself TWO pay raises during pandemic

JT

$5.2 Billion: Bailout of Muskrat Falls white elephant hydro project

JT, JS EO'T

 $3.8 TRILLION: Interest payments on accumulated debt from past overspending according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer

JS

$165 Billion: Constructing housing projects

EO'T

Won't tell $ Billion:  Highway tunnel in Vancouver

JS

Won't tell $ Billion: "Million Jobs Plan'

JT

$605 Million: NS childcare

EO'T

Won't tell $ Billion: Cash to provinces for mental health care

JT

$22 Million: Wharf repairs in Nova Scotia

JT

$1.1 Billion: Broadway transit line in Vancouver

JT

$120 Million: Apartment building in Brampton

JT

$500 Million: Corporate welfare for travel companies

JT

$1.5 Billion: Calgary’s green line

JT

$222 Million: Alberta’s Rent Supplement Program

JT

$9.2 Billion: BC childcare

EO'T

$1.3 Billion: Spur line to Surrey SkyTrain

JT

$1.3 Billion: Spur line to Surrey SkyTrain

JT

$420 Million: Corporate welfare for Algoma Steel mill upgrade

MB

$10 Billion CUT to Corporate Welfare

JT

$4.4 Billion: 1st phase of high frequency train to Ottawa