Child Tax Credit

Government of Canada

The UCCB Isn't About Parents - It's About the Election

Both Treasury Board Guidelines and the Ethics Commission state it is inappropriate for a government official to blur the lines between a government and a partisan announcement. However, Minister Pierre Poilievre felt no apparent shame. He was quick to point out that neither the Liberals nor the New Democrats support the UCCB (a half-truth at best). Accordingly, he was not so subtly attempting to persuade an apparently gullible public that only the Conservatives could be trusted to protect families. It's not new for governments to attempt to play politics with taxpayer money; but vote buying has rarely felt more shameless.

9 Tax Filing Tips That Will Save You Money

Here are some pointers to keep in mind as you prepare to file your tax return on personal income from 2012 by the deadline of April 30, 2013. 1. Be sure to take advantage of all income-splitting and...