Conservatives Announce Tax-Free Parental Benefits

August 20, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, ON – Today, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, the Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, revealed that, if elected Prime Minister this October, a new Conservative government would make maternity benefits tax-free.

“Having a child is an exciting milestone in any person’s life, but it comes with added costs and pressures,” said Scheer. “Today, young parents are under pressure and worried about their future. They are looking for help and Justin Trudeau has proven that he cannot be trusted to deliver it.”

Scheer was joined by Rachel Willson, the Conservative candidate for York Centre.

“As a parent, I know the cost of living under the Trudeau Liberals is a burden on Canadian families,” Willson said. “That’s why I’m so excited by this announcement by our leader - it shows that the Conservative team is truly committed to making life easier for moms and dads across the country.”

As Prime Minister, Andrew Scheer will remove federal income tax from Employment Insurance (EI) maternity and EI paternal benefits by providing a non-refundable tax credit of 15 percent for any income earned under these two programs. The benefit to a Canadian whose salary is $50,000 would be about $4,000.

“Justin Trudeau said he would help the middle class, but the last four years show that he is not as advertised. He raised taxes on 80 percent of middle-class families and brought in a carbon tax that makes everyday essentials more expensive,” said Scheer.

Andrew Scheer, Rachel Willson, and Canada’s Conservatives have a plan for you and your family to get ahead: lowering your taxes, living within our means, and putting more money in your pockets.

FACTS:

In 2018, the Liberals and the NDP cost Canadian parents hundreds of millions of dollars in savings when they voted against a Conservative bill that would have brought immediate tax relief to families.

All Canadian families will be eligible for this new benefit.

A new Conservative government will provide a tax credit of an equivalent amount for residents of Quebec who receive benefits under the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP).

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