Canadians won’t be fooled by Harper’s gameshow gimmick

TORONTO – The Liberal plan benefits middle class families more than Harper’s plan.

Six reasons why middle class families will benefit more from Liberals than from Harper:

  1. Justin Trudeau’s first piece of legislation will lower taxes for the middle class and raise taxes on the wealthiest – those making more than $200,000 annually. We’ll use the $3 billion in new revenues to save a middle class household up to $1,340 per year.
  2. The Liberals will stop sending Harper’s child benefit cheques to millionaires, while creating a new Canada Child Benefit that will give nine out of ten families more in monthly child benefit payments than under the Conservative system. A typical two-parent family with two kids would get $2,500 more each year.
  3. Harper falsely claims that Liberals will hike Employment Insurance premiums “by more than $2 billion.” In fact, the Liberals will reduce EI premiums from $1.88 per $100 earned to $1.65 starting in 2017.
  4. Harper calls the Canada Pension Plan a “tax.” In fact, the CPP gives much-needed retirement benefits to millions of Canadians.
  5. Justin Trudeau will keep – not cut – pension income splitting for seniors. And the Liberal plan restores fairness to seniors by lowering to 65 the eligibility age for Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement, and boosting by ten percent the Guaranteed Income Supplement for single low-income seniors.
  6. The Liberal plan will reduce the small business tax rate from 11 per cent to 9 percent.

Stephen Harper is desperate to change the channel from his ten failed years. It’s the only reason he’s playing the politics of fear and spreading falsehoods about the Liberal plan.