TAX HIKES: Trudeau’s Plans Will Increase Taxes On 92% Of Middle-Class Canadian Families

Fraser Institute study reveals that Trudeau’s tax policies will mean almost every family in our nation will be paying more, with an average increase of $2,218 per year. It’s a total violation of his promise to cut taxes for the middle class.

A new study by the Fraser Institute has shown beyond doubt that Justin Trudeau is raising taxes on Canadians, a far cry from his campaign promises.

Here are some key points:

“However, a recent study found that when all the Trudeau government’s major changes to the personal income tax system are properly accounted for (including the elimina­tion of income splitting and other tax credits), income taxes have been raised, not lowered, on the vast majority (81 percent) of middle income Canadian families.”

“In addition to enacting changes to the personal income tax system, the federal gov­ernment has also announced other significant tax changes that will take effect in the com­ing years. For instance, payroll taxes will be increased to fund an expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), with the first increase tak­ing place in January 2019. The dramatic in­crease in the CPP payroll tax, which was a joint venture with the provinces but initiated largely by the federal government, will be fully imple­mented in 2025. This raises the prospect of even more middle income families in Canada paying higher taxes beyond what the changes to the federal income tax system would alone indicate.”

“It finds that once fully implemented, virtually all (98.8 percent) of middle income Canadian fami­lies with children (with incomes ranging from $77,839 to $110,201) will pay higher taxes. And they will pay, on average, $2,260 more tax each year.”

“In fact, when looking at all 2.988 million families with children in Canada (excluding those in Quebec), 2.756 million, or 92.2 percent, will pay higher taxes—$2,218 more, on average, each year. Indeed, once the increase in CPP pay­roll taxes is fully implemented, nearly all Cana­dian families—regardless of where they stand in the income distribution—will pay higher taxes.”

As we can see, this is the opposite of what Trudeau promised Canadians. His entire campaign was built around middle-class tax cuts.

We know that if Trudeau had been honest and told Canadians that almost every family would be paying higher taxes, he would have been soundly defeated.

As a result, he was clearly elected under false-pretenses.

Not only that, but the way in which the tax hikes are being imposed is clearly designed to hide the truth. He made small reductions in one area, and raised taxes in other areas that get less attention. It’s incredibly deceptive, and that doesn’t even include the carbon tax.

With the carbon tax included, the tax hikes are even higher, and are going up every year.

It’s no wonder that people are feeling that it’s getting tougher and tougher to make ends meet. Under Trudeau, the government is taking more and more out of our pockets every chance they get.

Read the full study here.

Spencer Fernando

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Andreas Zabel
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Andreas Zabel

Well I didnt vote for him because his party and family was always about “tax and spend.” Real incomes have been flat for years, now they will be on an accelerated decrease in Canada but not in the US.
2019. 2019. Nothing else to say.

Catanddog
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Catanddog

I am so disappointed in Sheer! He is like a gerbil. Sweet, and busy, but invisible. My first choice was Bernier. What happened? We get the nice guy failure to make a noise? Why isn’t he taking all the opportunities to be the opposition? Or am I missing something?

Bruce
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Bruce

Well, first the House doesn’t sit until Jan 29th and the media won’t cover him until parliament reconvenes. The PMO won’t permit this. Frankly, I think the Sunmedia and Rebel Media and Spencer Fernando have done a great job of reporting and commenting. The National Post brings pretty balanced journalism to the day. The Opposition needs to come out of the gate on Jan 29th guns a blazin’. They have a ton of ammo. The CPC back room teams and senate supporters needs to launch a battle to win the media war. Conservatives across Canada need to take to social… Read more »

Terrie
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Terrie

I am in full agreement, Andrew Scheer should step down for the sake of Canadians and The Conservative Party. He is intelligent and likable but is not resonating with voters and is highly unlikely to lead the Conservatives to a win in the next election. Maxime Bernier or Pierre Poilievre would be great candidates. The pressure must be placed on sitting MPs to ensure we have a l;eader that will get the party elected.

Chris vrecko
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To all those that didn’t vote for these creeps, I am very sad however, to all who voted for these creeps and those that didn’t vote for him but have remained silent I hope this really cuts you deep. We could remove the b__________ but in not speaking up you are condoning him. Shame shame shame

Bruce Miller
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Bruce Miller

OK to tax us like a Socialist Democrat. NOT OK to spend it on others!

Miles Lunn
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Obviously any study from a group that is biased be it CCPA on the left or Fraser Institute on the right I take with a grain of salt, but does make some sense. 2/3 of Canadians make less than 45K and they did not get a tax cut while between 45K to 90K the tax cut was 1.5%. That means if making between 90K to 200K which is upper middle class you got a $670 income tax cut while if making the average full time year round income of 50K it was only $90. CPP hikes which haven’t yet been… Read more »

Ross Bell
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Sheer needs to start showing that he can speak strong enough for Canadians. Traitor Trudeau and his Gloablist Pupeteer criminals. World gangsters do whatever they want, unobstructed. The opposition should have lodged charges against Trudeau and his band of theives. When Trudeau did not stop tax dollars from being spent to upgrade the invasion point for ease of Illegal access. Trudeau assisted in the invasion of Canada by illegals. Should have been arrested. it is an insult to accept Asylum seekers from America. Trudeau and his spiteful ignorant, stupid, insults of Trump and of big Brother to Canada, is also… Read more »

Ron Little
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Why is Quebec always exempt, except equalization payments?