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Trudeau’s divisive tax rhetoric mirrors Harper, Trump

By Tim Powers      

This prime minister has spoken about uniting Canadians, but his remarks about the 'wealthy' are playing some against others.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured here during an announcement related to the 2016 federal budget, have led the government's defence of tax reforms that clamp down on Canadians' ability to use incorporation as a way of lowering their tax bill. The Hill Times file photograph
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OTTAWA—When Justin Trudeau came to power he promised a different tone and approach than his predecessor Stephen Harper. He was going to be more respectful and not play people off each other, or that is at least what he suggested. To give him credit, for the most part he has done that. But the prime minister has now entered a space that makes him no better in driving wedges for political gain than Harper or even U.S. President

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