While the middle class—especially individuals with taxable incomes in the $90,000-$100,000 range—have benefitted from Liberal tax cuts, those Canadians with taxable incomes of $45,283 or less have been left out even though their need for extra income was obviously greater.
In the 2018 budget, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the name of the program will be changed to Canada Workers Benefit, though all Morneau did was to lift the benefits of the existing working income tax benefit, writes David Crane. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
TORONTO—The Trudeau government loves to talk up what it calls Canadian values. But is it a Canadian value to put high-income Canadians ahead of low-income Canadians?
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Plus, the heritage minister says recommendations made by an expert broadcast review panel will be used to inform a forthcoming government bill, which he expects to table before the House rises this summer.
The three-member working group set up by the House Board of Internal Economy in 2019 to oversee Centre Block’s renovation was disbanded with the last Parliament, and discussions are now underway on its successor.