WHITBY, ONTARIO – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the Conservatives’ income splitting announcement:
“Middle class families should not have to pay more to give families like Mr. Harper’s and mine a $2,000 tax break.
“Canadians need a plan for jobs and growth. The Prime Minister’s income splitting plan does nothing to encourage economic growth or strengthen the middle class.
“It is unfair to ask middle class families to pay for this tax break. The vast majority of Canadian families will receive no benefit from income splitting. Single mothers will receive nothing; families with parents in the same income bracket will receive nothing.
“Liberals will oppose this policy, and we will continue to put forward positive solutions that will help our economy grow and give all Canadians a real and fair chance at success.”