A Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau will grow the economy and deliver real change for Canadians, including a tax cut for the middle class, and a new, tax-free monthly child benefit to help parents with the high costs of raising their kids, said John McCallum, Liberal candidate for Markham Thornhill, Thursday.
“After a decade of Stephen Harper, people are working longer and harder to make ends meet. Harper has denied that Canada was in a recession this year, proof of just how out-of-touch the Conservatives have become,” said Mr. McCallum. “The middle class families here in Sault Ste. Marie need real change. They need money in their pockets to save, invest, and grow the economy, both locally and on a national scale. Liberals have a plan to make a positive difference in the lives of all Canadians.”
A Liberal government will lower taxes for Canadians on incomes between $44,700 and $89,401 per year from 22 percent to 20.5 percent. We will ask the wealthiest one percent to pay a little more, so the middle class can pay less. A Liberal government will also create the Canada Child Benefit: one bigger, fair, tax-free, automatic monthly child benefit that puts more money back in the pockets of Canadian families who need it most. In fact, nine out of ten families will get more from the Liberal plan than under Harper’s unfair system, and it will lift 315,000 children out of poverty.
“Families in our community and across Canada are struggling. Stephen Harper’s latest plan doesn’t ask the wealthiest one percent to pay their fair share and fails to do anything for middle class Canadians and all those working hard to join them. The NDP is not offering any answers on the economy, and instead supports Harper’s failed plan,” said Liberal candidate for Sault Ste. Marie, Terry Sheehan. “Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team have a plan to deliver real change for the middle class now, and ensure everyone has a real and fair chance to succeed.”