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Truth Tracker: Do the Liberals plan to raise the capital gains tax?
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in Waterloo Monday morning to make a policy announcement at Sandowne Public School.

Trudeau's stop will be brief as he's leaving to go to London for a stop in the early afternoon.

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She's expected at House of Friendship in downtown Kitchener before she visits the campaign office of Kitchener Centre candidate Mike Morrice.

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Morrice is facing Liberal candidate and incumbent Raj Saini, Conservative Stephen Woodworth, the NDP's Andrew Moraga, People's Party of Canada candidate Patrick Bernier and Ellen Papenburg, the candidate for the Animal Protection Party of Canada.

The NDP took a big-picture approach to its campaign Sunday, with Singh launching a platform specific to the province of Quebec. Among other things, he pledged more money for immigration, an expansion of language laws and the right to withdraw from more federal programs with financial compensation, so Quebec could establish its own parallel programs.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer visited Waterloo region just before the election was called and sat down with CBC Kitchener-Waterloo's The Morning Edition host Craig Norris.

That plan was mostly released last year. It will form part of the Conservatives’ broader election platform. Among other things, it promises that known gang members won’t be allowed to post bail if arrested (a measure certain to be challenged on constitutional grounds) and bring in longer sentences for gang-related offences.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier have not been to the region since the election campaign got underway last week.

Former Toronto police chief Bill Blair, who was named crime-reduction minister in his first term as a Liberal MP, suggested back in June that ideas on the table included new standards for secure storage of firearms, preventing people from buying them on behalf of criminals and deterring the smuggling of weapons from the United States.

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A sign advertises a new home for sale in Carleton Place, Ont., on March 17, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

“What we do know about some of these shootings that have gone on over the past few months is that they are related to gang activity and that’s why we need better laws to deal with things like bail conditions that known gang members receive,” Scheer told reporters after a campaign announcement in Surrey, B.C.

TORONTO — Allegations that the Liberal Party has a so-called secret plan to raise the capital gains tax on the sale of principal residences are 100 per cent false, according to the Liberal candidate targeted in a Conservative attack ad.

The parliamentary budget office estimates the cut will cost the treasury $6 billion a year if fully implemented, though Scheer said forgoing that revenue would still allow him to balance the federal budget in five years. The cut would be worth $850 a year to a household headed by a couple making average salaries, Scheer said.

Last Thursday, the Conservative Party alleged in a tweet that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Adam Vaughan, candidate for Torontos Spadina-Fort York riding, have a secret plan to tax homeowners 50 per cent on the sale of their home.

This is Trudeaus hidden agenda: tax hikes to pay for his massive deficits. You work hard, you increase the value of your home, and Liberals take 50%. How is that fair? read the tweet, which has since garnered over 1,200 retweets.

OTTAWA – What police were calling an “ambush-style” shooting in the Toronto area that left one teenager dead and five other people injured saw federal party leaders swiftly move to offer condolences Sunday but little in the way of new ideas to address gun violence in Canada’s cities.

[email protected] and @TOAdamVaughan have a secret plan to tax the sale of your home at 50%. This is Trudeaus hidden agenda: tax hikes to pay for his massive deficits. You work hard, you increase the value of your home, and Liberals take 50%. How is that fair? #NotAsAdvertised

A highlighted section titled Campaign Platform 2019 reads, Another idea that has emerged from housing town halls is a sliding scale on the Capital Gains Tax on the sale of principal residences. A 50 per cent tax after one year of ownership, 25 per cent after two years, 15 per cent after three years, 10 per cent after four years, 5 per cent after five.

While that is one case, it is a pattern that was repeated over nine of the 13 ridings in which a candidate was replaced. In only three ridings did the replacement do better than other candidates in the region, but only by a marginal amount of about a point or two. Most of the under-achieving replacements did between three and seven points worse than their neighbouring colleagues.

The document continues, the idea would be to hit speculators who quickly flip houses in hot markets.

There are several reasons why the loss of a local candidate could have a negative impact — it reflects badly on the party and erases much of the work that might have been done by that candidate in the riding before the writs were dropped. A replacement might come in with less name recognition and the party's local organization could be disrupted.

This new homeowner tax would cost Canadians who sell their homes thousands of dollars, Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt said in a press release issued Friday.

In public, Justin Trudeau pretends to want to help homeowners, but behind closed doors, his team is planning to hit them hard with a new tax that will cost them thousands. As usual, Trudeau is not as advertised.

In a statement issued to CTV via email Monday, Vaughan said there is no plan or proposal to change tax policy on primary residences.

But the marginal gains to be made by forcing a local candidate to be replaced might be over-shadowed by the wider impacts on the campaign. Instead of talking about climate change, May was forced to spend her first campaign days answering questions on abortion and Quebec sovereignty.

Scheers claim is 100 per cent false. This is yet another example of the Conservatives misleading Canadians, Vaughan said in the statement.

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Though the document is labelled as a policy proposal, Vaughan claims the document was a report meant to summarize ideas presented to MPs at consultations and town halls.

An analysis of the performance of candidates who were last-minute replacements in the 2015 federal election campaign suggests that dropping a candidate from the ballot only has a marginal impact on the results that party will get in a riding.

The document the Conservatives misrepresent and quote was a report to Caucus summarizing ideas presented to various MPs at consultations and town halls. It is not a recommendation, it is not an idea I support, and it is not a policy we will pursue, he said.

The Liberal Party reiterated Vaughans statement that the claim is 100 per cent false, noting "it was never a proposal."

When asked about the attack ad on the campaign trail Monday, Scheer deflected questions from CTV News about whether his team would stop making the claim about the capital gains tax, saying Trudeau has lied in the past.

Andrew Scheer and some of his CPC candidates claim Trudeau will raise capital gains tax on sale of principal residences. LPC says this is 100% false. Asked if Scheer and his candidates will stop making claim, he says Trudeau has lied in the past.

This idea was put forward by a handpicked Liberal member of parliament, someone who is very close to Justin Trudeau, Scheer said.

Justin Trudeau has lost all confidence from the Canadian people to tell the truth. When he says hes not going to do something, people just cant trust him.

Trudeau unveiled his partys housing platform last week, which includes a promise to expand the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive to help buyers in Canadas most expensive markets, including greater Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria regions.

The Liberals platform also includes plans for a one per cent tax that would be levied annually on properties owned by non-Canadians who dont live in the country in a bid to prevent foreign speculation from driving up housing prices.

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