“PUT PEOPLE BEFORE GOVERNMENT”: Scheer Promises Tax Cut For New Parents

Andrew Scheer announced his first economic policy as Conservative leader, promising a tax break for new parents to counter the damaging policies of Justin Trudeau.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the Conservatives will “put people before government,” and announced the first economic policy during his time leading the party.

It’s called the “Supporting New Parents Act,” and the CP notes that it “would see Canadians on parental leave get a credit on their employment insurance benefits equal to the federal tax on those benefits.”

For a family making $50,000 a year, the tax cut will put $4,000 back in their pockets, which will make a big difference considering how Trudeau’s policies – particularly the carbon tax – are raising the already-high cost of living.

The Conservatives will put their policy forward as a private members bill, though it’s more likely to be put in place only if the Conservatives defeat Trudeau in 2019.

Good idea

Scheer’s policy is a good idea. The high cost of living is making it tougher for couples to afford starting a family. Cutting taxes for parents of newborns will make a real difference, and is exactly what the government should be doing, since we should always ensure that Canadian citizens can afford to expand and strengthen their families.

Watch Scheer’s announcement below:

Supporting New Parents / Appuyer les nouveaux parents

Launching my first economic policy as Conservative Party of Canada – Parti conservateur du Canada Leader. Canada’s Conservatives understand that new parents need relief as Justin Trudeau makes life more expensive. We are here to put people before government. WATCH LIVE:Lancement de ma première politique économique comme chef Conservative Party of Canada – Parti conservateur du Canada. Les conservateurs du Canada savent que les nouveaux parents ont besoin d’un répit alors que Justin Trudeau rend la vie plus chère. Nous sommes là pour faire passer les gens avant le gouvernement. EN DIRECT:

Posted by Andrew Scheer on Thursday, February 1, 2018

 

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3 comments Add yours
  1. Sorry Andrew. That is very nice of you and I’m sure it will be appreciated, but, it’s a damn big nothing burger and most Canadians do expect more, much more, from you. Get the rag out and show some leadership.

  2. Always middle class and always families. There are other people in Canada. I don’t see ANYONE pointing out how difficult it is to eat if you are a disabled person living in Canada. (Income: approximately $13,000 per YEAR. Less than minimum wage!) And what about senior citizens … the ones who built this country and sacrificed so that these families can enjoy the wealth that THEY created? Single people? There is never anything to help them out. They get hammered on income tax every year.
    Wake up people! Andrew and Justin are elitists. They will do everything to buy your vote (families .. middle class .. largest voting block) but they won’t actually do anything to make life better for the most needy in our society. We need a leader who, at one time in his life, had difficulty paying an electric bill or making a car payment.
    There is a race in Ontario for the leader of the PC party. The cost to ENTER the race is $120,000.00. They will all claim that they want to help the middle class; forget the other “classes”. Please answer this: how many of you can afford the money to join in the race for PC leader? Do you believe that these people are able to honestly relate to you?

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