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Harper, Mulcair, Trudeau make big policy announcements

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OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – The so-called “real campaign” in the federal election begins today, as everyone gets back to work and school following summer vacation.

Three of the party leaders have decided to mark the occasion by making some big policy announcements.

Conservative leader Stephen Harper made sure his campaign promise would be topical as kids head back to class. He’s promising to help struggling families pay for education.

“We’ll double the federal grants to low and middle-income families for their registered education savings plans,” he says.

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair stood in front of a plane at an airport, vowing to help boost the struggling aerospace sector by setting up a four-year fund worth $160 million.

“We’ll allow smaller firms to adopt advanced technologies, automate and scale up production in order to compete globally and create good jobs.

The Liberals want to cut Employment Insurance premiums and leader Justin Trudeau also wants to reduce the wait times for benefits.

“No one living in Canada in 2015 should have to turn to food banks while they wait for the benefits that they have paid for. Yet, that’s exactly what happens.”