Scheer's Universal Tax Cut

September 15, 2019

Today Andrew Scheer announced a tax cut that helps all Canadians but specifically targets taxpayers in the lowest-income tax bracket. This will allow the average Canadian family to expect being able to save over $850 per year on their income taxes. 

With the Universal Tax Cut, the tax rate on income under $47,630 will be reduced from 15 per cent to 13.75 per cent.

In stark contrast to the Liberals, Justin Trudeau has consistently refused to reduce the low-income tax bracket. Instead, the Liberals increased taxes on essentials like transit passes, textbooks, and after school programs for kids, while introducing a carbon tax that targets lower income families by increasing the cost of gasoline, home heating and groceries.

Today, 80 per cent of Canadian middle-class families are paying an average of $800 more per year in tax compared to when Trudeau was elected.

Another reminder that Justin Trudeau was not as advertised.