Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)

Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)

April 29, 2011 11:38 ET

CAA Provides Party Positions on Key Issues Ahead of 2011 Federal Election

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 29, 2011) - The Canadian Automobile Association today released the positions of the five major political parties on key issues of concern to our members and the general public.

The results show the parties' views on the future of infrastructure spending in Canada, how they will support more fuel efficient options for Canadian drivers, and what they are prepared to do about high airport taxes and fees paid by air travelers. Voters will find in a handy, concise chart the positions of the Bloc Québecois, Conservatives, Greens, Liberals and New Democrats.

"We're providing this information as a public service so Canadians who share our concerns in these key areas can inform themselves and help make up their minds how to vote in Monday's election," said Jeff Walker, CAA vice president public affairs and chief strategy officer.

"These are by no means the only issues of concern for Canadians, but they should be on the table. We look forward to working with all parties after the election to implement as many of these good ideas as possible," Walker added.

CAA recently released data that showed more than half of Canadians believe the state of Canada's roads and highways is "getting worse", despite substantial recent federal investments. We also know from surveying our members that they are looking to government to help promote more fuel efficient options in the marketplace, and that they feel airport taxes and fees are too high.

About the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)

Inspired by the evolving interests of over 5 million CAA Members, we help provide peace of mind to our Members through 9 automobile Clubs and 140 offices located across the country. CAA membership provides access to an ever-expanding range of innovative and reliable products and services; exceptional Roadside Assistance, Automotive and Travel Services, Member Savings, and comprehensive Insurance services. CAA also advocates on Member issues of concern, including road safety, the environment, mobility, and infrastructure.

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