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What the Liberal platform promises for the innovation economy

OTTAWA — With less than three weeks to election day on Sept. 20, the Liberal Party released its platform Wednesday morning. It incorporates the big-ticket promises Justin Trudeau has revealed so far, particularly on housing; pledges to continue with pre-election efforts on child care and reintroduce a bill regulating streaming services; and adds numerous revisions to the industrial agenda the Liberals have followed in office. 

The platform proposes $78 billion in new spending over five fiscal years, with a projected deficit of $32 billion in 2025–26. Here’s what you need to know about what’s in it for the innovation economy.

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