Feds announce increased tax exemptions for the middle class


Ministers Bill Morneau and Mona Fortier announce plans to increase tax exemptions for middle class Canadians.

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36 Comments on "Feds announce increased tax exemptions for the middle class"

  1. Michele mattia | December 9, 2019 at 12:55 PM | Reply


  2. lower taxes, but raise carbon tax and cut jobs. 71000 job loss in November 2019. country is screwed under the Liberals.

    • I fail to understand what folks do not understand the Carbon Tax. One will receive more in refunds than they are taxed. Has been used in BC a long time nwo and that is how it works. I suggest that u and all open minded folks get it right as opposed to whining about this until you actually understand how it works.

    • Jobs have beenlost every day in Alberta since the Lietards took office. 18,000 in November, now over 200,000. Now the precious East is affected so its a catastrophe.

    • @ET Himself gas price is up, food price is up, smokes and liquor are up too. I’m in the middle class and I got about $150 tax return last year. That’s rounded UP to the closest $50. My wife makes a bit less a year and she got about the same.

      How do I make the extra money from the carbon tax back?

      They said it, it must be true, right?

    • garrett knecht | December 9, 2019 at 3:07 PM | Reply

      There is no way that more tax equals more money in your pocket. A whole new layer of bureaucracy has to be developed just to implement and manage the tax. That won’t cost nothing. Not to mention the fact that every climate model and prediction has been wrong and that has been confirmed by observation. Everything will cost more and businesses will pass the tax along to the consumer. What’s next… a tax to stop continental drift.

  3. Pitbull Jeffie | December 9, 2019 at 1:03 PM | Reply

    71,000 jobs lost and unemployment rate has risen to 5.9% ? And that’s the best you can do ?

  4. Lamont Boucherville | December 9, 2019 at 1:03 PM | Reply

    Why middle class and not lower class

  5. How does lower taxes matter if nobody has a job as a direct result of the Liberals and NDP. Canada now has a higher unemployment rate than Russia because of your suicidal laws on pipelines. I cannot wait until your governments falls very soon.

  6. Rhett Thiessen | December 9, 2019 at 1:33 PM | Reply

    Well great now the majority of the rest of canadians have to pay more to pick up the slack of the fed. Soon they will start dipping into the cpp to start covering there spending. Dont think they cant or wont it’s been the plan for years

  7. Jophar Hautman | December 9, 2019 at 1:34 PM | Reply

    What a joke.

  8. Yay?

  9. This amount is NOTHING compared to what corporations get in government subsidies alone much less the tax breaks they get. Smdh

    • garrett knecht | December 9, 2019 at 3:01 PM | Reply

      With out “evil” corporations there are no jobs and then no tax either

    • @garrett knecht I never said anything about evil. All I’m saying is corporate socialism is the reason the economy is dead. Consumer spending is what drives corporations, not the other way around

  10. So in 4 years, Ill save $25/month, from the THOUSANDS/month I am forced to pay you crooks? And Im supposed to be excited about that?!?

    • Thank Ontario and Maritimes. Serves anyone right for voting Liberal. Exactly as the Conservatives predicted.

    • But just think, it will probably be around 5 dollars a month next year. I am assuming, like most liberal programs, or will be back end loaded, so maybe only 3 or 4 a month. I am giddy with excitement.

    • @RJ AB i still have no clue what the Conservatives would have done, that was think gruel as well.

  11. Actually what it means is this : THE RICH ARE GETTING RICHER AND THE POOR ARE GETTING POORER !!! Can’t pull the wool over my eyes !!!

  12. Mitch Sanderson | December 9, 2019 at 2:09 PM | Reply

    So how much is the Carbon Tax going to increase to fill your short comings?

    • As the Conservatives warned the carbon tax will rise and so will taxes. This farce of a plan isn’t fully in until 2023.

    • the carbon tax is going up on Jan. 1st. Average family will be paying $500.00 more next year for groceries. Thats just for groceries. Instead of that money going for your children’s education it will be going to trudeau and his criminal buddies.

    • Give with one hand and pick your pocket with the other. It’s a shell game. Watch the carbon taxes rise.

  13. so, i think the first order of business is for your cabinet members to clearly define what the middle-class is. rather, what it means to your government.

  14. Disillusioned Canuck | December 9, 2019 at 2:37 PM | Reply

    Allow income splitting again and that will help many single income families…including young families raising children.

  15. Thanks Ontario, Quebec and Maritimes for my 25$ IN FOUR YEARS🐃💩🐃💩🐃💩🖕🖕

  16. $15000 ? That’s a joke when the poverty line is $42000 in Calgary and just over $40000 in Vancouver.{statscan}
    What year does Willy think this is 1980 ?

  17. It’s all bulshit lies more lies the big $25 a year for 4 years im so excited

  18. Andrew LeBlanc | December 9, 2019 at 6:06 PM | Reply

    When? The next time your elected?

  19. The French is totally unnecessary

  20. So the tax cuts make up for the carbon tax being put in place I take it? Lmao.

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