The NDP unveiled their fiscal plan on Wednesday, which features four years of budget surpluses.
The plan also shows that the increase in spending, notably to health care and public transit, will be balanced by cancelling Conservative tax breaks for wealthy individuals and increasing corporate tax rates.
What do you think about the NDP's new budget plan?
Chris Alexander, speaking in his role as immigration minister, has said that Canada is welcoming to refugees and a "model of humanitarian action."
Many disagree, especially in light of the news that Immigration Minister Chris Alexander did nothing to help a desperate Syrian family, in a show of indifference that's part of the Harper government's mean-spirited refugee policy.
How could Canada best improve our policies toward refugees?
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau announced, if elected, his government would not balance the budget for three years and instead double spending on infrastructure to increase economic growth.
The $125-billion investment would focus on public transit, green projects and social infrastructure (affordable housing and senior centres).
What do you think of Trudeau's three-year fiscal plan?
We are getting dangerously close to the federal election... oh wait no we're not, it's still weeks away. However, the topic of strategic voting is certainly heating up as this long election campaign continues.
Do you think that strategic voting is the best way to defeat the Harper Conservatives?
It's the much anticipated third installment of the Mike Duffy trial, and our Parlimentary correspondent Karl Nerenberg has been writing and tweeting about it all week.
On Tuesday, key witness former chief of staff Nigel Wright testifed as to whether Duffy accepted a bribe.
What do you think of the Mike Duffy trial so far?
Tonight marks the first debate of the 2015 federal election. Follow along live with rabble tonight for instant progressive analysis!
Hopefully this will be just the first opportunity of several for Canada's political leaders to debate the issues that matter during this long, long election campaign.
What do you think the federal election debates should focus on?
When will the 2015 federal election be called? Who knows! We've heard gossip about August 6, jokes about "ha, never!" and strongs opinions that the election will be called as early as Sunday August 2.
When do you think the 2015 federal election will be called?
A recent poll found that a significant number of Canadians cannot afford their medication and as a result are not taking the correct dosage recommended by their doctor and are skipping or splitting pills or not filling their prescriptions.
The poll also reported that 91 per cent of Canadians support a national pharmacare program.
Do you think prescription drugs should be added to health-care coverage?
The campaigning for the 2015 federal election is well underway, which means debate season is upon again.
Last week, Elizabeth May, leader of the Green party, was excluded from two high-profile debates, which the federal Green party has deemed unfair.
Do you think the Green party should be included in high-profile election debates?