When the government fell on March 25, Canadians learned they would be heading back to the polls in May. Most of us would rather not focus too much on politics in the spring, as we’d there are gardens to be tended and cottages to be reopened. is following the campaigns of the three main national parties–the Conservatives, the Liberals and the New Democratic Party–and keeping a tally of the election promises that will affect the financial plans of Canadians.

Here’s a quick run-down of the promises to date, as well as coverage of the now-dead 2011 budget–if the Conservatives win another minority, it might be handy to have the March 2011 budget close at hand.

April 1: Promises, promises: déjà vu all over again

March 31: Promises, promises: Trade pair, daycare, clean air

March 30: Promises, promises: NDP sneak attack!

March 29: Promises, promises: Education, EI, credit cards

March 28: Promises, promises: Parties start campaign

March 25: Government falls

March 22: 2011 Federal Budget

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