Harper’s New Payout Unfairly Benefits the Wealthiest Few


Stephen Harper’s unfair system gives money to those who need it least, and only Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is offering new leadership and a new plan that will benefit the people of Sault Ste. Marie.

“Harper’s Conservatives are touting the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) payout – which residents of Sault Ste. Marie helped pay for – that unfairly benefits the wealthiest few. Harper’s economic plan has failed the middle class residents of this community: they continue to work longer and harder just to make ends meet,” said Terry Sheehan, Liberal candidate for Sault Ste. Marie. “After a decade of Harper, only Justin Trudeau is offering new leadership and a plan for real change.”

A Liberal government will replace the UCCB with the new Canada Child Benefit: one bigger, automatic, tax-free monthly cheque that gives up to $533 a month per child directly to Canadian families. With the Liberal plan, 9 out of 10 families will receive more in monthly child benefit payments than under Harper’s system. The Liberal plan will give families more money to help with the high costs of raising their kids, and will also provide more help to lower income Canadians.

“Justin Trudeau is the only leader who’s truly focused on struggling middle class Canadians. A Liberal government will give a tax cut to the middle class and provide middle class families with more support,” said Sheehan. “Our plan for real change will create much-needed economic growth in regions all across Canada, and put more money in the pockets of those who need it most, including right here in our riding of Sault Ste. Marie

Learn more at: www.realchange.ca.