Liberal government’s policies to grow middle class should encourage more opportunity, social mobility, greater overall wealth
Its proposals to lower middle-class tax rates, to expand means-tested post-secondary grants, to provide generous child benefits, and to increase financial support for public infrastructure, in particular, will be useful for Canada’s middle class. But there is more the government can do to deliver on this overarching policy objective, says the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 'During the recent federal election the Liberal Party promised “real change” for Canadians. With the right mix of policies, the new government has a great opportunity to deliver real change for the better,' write Brian Lee Crowley and Sean Speer.The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright