The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s released it’s first federal election spending tracker, adding up all the costs of promises made by three political parties during the election campaign.
The Federation’s been tracking the parties’ promises using their own figures and timelines and will continue to do so up until election day.
So far, for fiscal 2016-17, the cost of promises made by the Liberals is $9.5 billion.
The NDP is next at $7 billion.
The Conservatives are at the bottom of the pack at $190 million.
However, not all promises by the parties have been costed.
With the federal debt costing $26 billion a year in interest payments alone, the Federation says it’s important to know how parties would pay for future increases.