Following is a message from North Island – Powell River MP Rachel Blaney.
Today I voted YES to this. I voted yes because I wanted to see important things like: increase in percentage for charitable donations, to return the TFSA to $5,000, and to increase tax to the richest in Canada. Although we fought for the change to have the lowest tax bracket (up to $45,000) have their taxes reduced as well, the Liberals did not agree. It seems that we are indeed the Progressive Opposition.
I know many people in my riding live on very little. I will work hard to make sure your voice is heard in Ottawa. It is time for equity in Canada, so the many of us who work hard are respected for that work and given the support to have a good life.
Nearly 70% of Canadians – including middle income earners – won’t receive any benefit under the Liberal government’s “middle class tax cut.” Meanwhile people making between $90,000 and $200,000 will get the maximum amount.
So who wins and who loses under the Liberal plan? We crunched the numbers from the Government of Canada Job Bank to see who will benefit.
- Office Clerk – average salary $39,520 – total benefit tax cut $0
- Hairdresser – average salary $27,560 – total benefit tax cut $0
- Social Services – average salary $43,680 – total benefit tax cut $0
- Fish Plant worker – average salary $26,000 – total benefit tax cut $0
- Cashiers – average salary $21,944 – total benefit tax cut $0
- Waiters – average salary $21,424 – total benefit tax cut $0
- Prime Minister Nanny – $36,400 – total benefit tax cut $0
- Bank Manager – average salary $82,284 – total benefit tax cut $555.03
- Lawyer – average salary $107,829 – total benefit tax cut $679.22
- MP – average salary $167,400 – total benefit tax cut $679.22
- Parliamentary Secretary – $184,000 – total benefit tax cut $679.22
- Chief Government Whip – $197,400 – total benefit tax cut $679.22
Unfortunately this tax plan doesn’t add up for tens of millions of Canadians. The NDP has proposed to modify the tax cut so that 90% of Canadians will benefit including hard-working Canadians left behind by the Liberal plan. For more information, visit www.ndp.ca.