Contrary to Scott Brison’s assertion, our Conservative Government remains committed to introducing income splitting for Canadian families. The Prime Minister reaffirmed this in the House of Commons recently when he said, “… we think income splitting would be an excellent policy for Canadian families, just as it has been an excellent policy for Canadian seniors”.
The only flip-flop on this issue has been the Liberal Party. Mr. Brison’s leader, Justin Trudeau, told the CBC’s Evan Solomon in December, “I think that income splitting is a decent idea.” Now they have backed away from that position – for today anyhow.
While the Liberal Party has opposed every tax cut we have introduced and is now opposing income splitting, our Government remains committed to our election promise. We have already reduced taxes over 160 times, reducing the federal tax burden to its lowest point in 50 years and saving a typical Canadian family of four nearly $3,400 on average per year. Income splitting will increase these savings further, leaving even more money in the pockets of young Canadian families. For this we make no apology.
MP David Anderson, Cypress Hills – Grasslands