2018 Year in Review

Year in Review

Here are some highlights of what the Liberal movement achieved together in 2018

  1. Held a successful Liberal National Convention in Halifax, with more than 3,000 Liberals from coast to coast to coast

  • More than 145,000 Canadians have registered as new Liberals in the last 2 years alone
  • Setting new records for grassroots fundraising, including more active monthly donors than ever before – and our best-ever Q3 outside of an election year
  • More than 500 Summer of Action events, helping start more than 1 million new conversations with Canadians
  1. Nominating (and re-nominating!) our extraordinary team of Team Trudeau 2019 candidates in communities across Canada

And the Liberal government kept making real progress to build a better future for all Canadians

  • Increasing the Canada Child Benefit to help families keep up with the cost of living

  • New EI Parental Sharing Benefit, to provide 5 extra weeks of benefits when parental leave is shared
  • Supporting 40,000 new, affordable child care spaces across Canada
  • Introduced the new Poverty Reduction Act, which if passed, will cut poverty in half by 2030
  • Lowering the small business tax rate to help small businesses grow
  • Moving forward with diversifying Canadian trade with CPTPP and CETA
  • Addressing harassment and sexual violence in federally-regulated workplaces

  • Canadians have created more than 800,000 new jobs since 2015, and Canada’s unemployment rate is at its lowest in 40 years

  • Investing in women entrepreneurs at home and in developing countries
  • New investments to end drinking water advisories on reserves
  • Moving forward on the Canada–Métis Nation Accord
  • Welcomed the largest private-sector investment in Canadian history with LNG Canada in Kitimat, BC – which will lead to 10,000 middle class jobs
  • Announced plans for co-developed legislation to protect the rights and well-being of Indigenous children and families

  • A New NAFTA – Getting a good deal for Canadian workers, businesses, and our middle class

  • Introduced the Accessible Canada Act to advance rights for Canadians with disabilities
  • New investments and a new Minister to focus on helping Canada’s seniors
  • Building affordable housing with Canada’s first-ever National Housing Strategy
  • Fighting climate change by putting a price on pollution
  • Legalizing and strictly regulating marijuana

  • Introduced pay equity legislation, so women get equal pay for work of equal value

  • Investing in education for women and girls in crisis and conflict situations
  • The largest investment in science in Canadian history
  • New openness and transparency for political fundraising events
  • Launching the Canada Service Corps to involve young Canadians in their communities

  • Marked the return of rail cars to Churchill, Manitoba

  • New Canada Workers Benefit to help Canadians working to join the middle class
  • Hosted the G7 in Charlevoix to address climate change, gender equality, and building economies that work for everyone
  • Offered an official apology to passengers of the MS. St. Louis and their families
  • Passed Bill C-76 to modernize elections and make it easier for Canadians to vote
  • Strengthening air passenger rights for Canadian travellers

  • Increased support for NATO, and renewed Canadian leadership in the world

Last but not least…

  • Historic new investments in better transit, roads, and bridges

Bring on 2019!