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income splitting

I think it's unethical to say, "I'm sorry but the money that your parents set aside for your education is only worth a fraction of what it was before."
The changes are designed to distribute benefits and programs more fairly based on income. Families and students are the main beneficiaries of the new budget, though many of the proposed changes will not take effect until next year's tax return.
In an attempt to increase transparency, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made "mandate letters" to his ministers publicly available. These letters are intended to clarify the focus of each minister's portfolio. When it comes to the mandate delineated for the minister of finance, the prime minister should seriously rethink some of the priorities.
income splitting primarily benefits middle- and upper-income families, provides relatively little tax relief for low-income families and skirts single parents altogether. Just as importantly, it acts to deter both parents from equal engagement in the workforce and devalues family policies that promote dual engagement.
The spots make it more difficult for Trudeau to clear up a misconception about his plans.
This is a rather short list of the shortfalls of Harper and the disgrace he brings to our country and I urge everyone to fully research candidates and get out and VOTE. I think the newest campaign launched by our veterans says it best when they say ABC: Anyone but Conservative
Higher TFSA limit and tax breaks for Canadians with children take up a very large piece of the pie
Since 2010, annual funding for the RCMP has declined in every year except one. The Conservatives claim they need to put new powers in the law, but police forces and security officers cannot fully utilize the laws already there when their budgets don't give them the necessary resources. And new laws will be meaningless without the funding to make them work. The well-being of Canadians is put at risk when these things are undermined. Honest or not, dangerous or not, Stephen Harper has been prepared to compromise even public safety to concoct the claim of a balanced budget before the 2015 election.
A former speechwriter for Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the Harper government’s income-splitting plan is “like socialism
Plan will be expensive and will cut jobs, but won't do anything for poor families, finds Parliamentary Budget Officer