My Take: By Arianna Myers

Health care, climate change, real estate, Indigenous reconciliation, and Canada’s economy are among the topics that federal leaders have made promises on in the early days of the 2021 election campaign. While these are important issues in Canada, many people believe that campaign promises are broken all too often when leaders take office.
In 2013, professors at Laval University in Quebec City launched the “Polimetre” to track whether politicians keep their promises. By updating the website regularly, this web tool tracks the current François Legault and Justin Trudeau governments. The “Polimetre” found that during Trudeau’s first term from 2015 to 2019, he kept 90 per cent of his promises. In my opinion, voters need to understand that many Canadian politicians are better at putting their promises into action than other democracies. Therefore, I think that it is time to change this narrative in Canadian politics.

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