The 2019 election campaign is under way. The parties have made major policy announcements. But so far, much of the commentary has focused on political bombshells.

When we don’t talk policy as much as we should, that’s a shame. First, because the announcements leaders make are good markers of their party’s election strategy. But more than that, because whoever forms government is going to be making good on a number of these election promises. And a healthy policy debate is crucial for citizens looking to make informed political choices.

That’s why, over the next several weeks, we’ll be highlighting the policy issues on the campaign trail by covering the three panel discussions in Policy Options’ new Election 2019 Breakfast Series. The events are being held in Ottawa in partnership with the Max Bell School of Public Policy and sponsored by the CBC.

This panel explores emerging policy themes. It features Mike De Souza, Tasha Kheiriddin and Jennifer Robson, and is moderated by Jennifer Ditchburn.

Photo: Jennifer Robson, Tasha Kheiriddin and Mike De Souza at the Rideau Club in Ottawa for the first event in Policy Options’ election 2019 breakfast series, on September 25, 2019. By IRPP

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