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2018 Federal Budget - Canada's first full-blown social justice budget

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  • Apr 18th, 2018 9:39 pm
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Perhaps capital gains tax increase to 75%?
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A limit to the principal residence exemption to $500,000.
And a limit to how high your RRSP and TFSA can grow while remaining tax free.

Gotta redistribute that income!
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Drop dat cash (for votes!)
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One could hope he'll offer his resignation that day too.
Why can't we all just get along?
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Double the carbon tax, that and pot tax will be used to benefit those who don't live and work in this great country.

What else is new?
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cartfan123 wrote: Drop dat cash (for votes!)
They only do that in an election year. The next election is for 2019, so expect tax goodies next year.
Have a nice day!


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What a joke. Can't wait to see how else they can screw the middle class...
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Morneau says budget goal is to create ‘fair’ opportunities
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is not sharing any specific details about this month’s federal budget, but he says a priority will be creating “real and fair” opportunities for Canadians. (Feb. 16, 2018)

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Dont expect anything for the middle class, they finished transit tax credit already
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apnayloags wrote: Dont expect anything for the middle class, they finished transit tax credit already
The middle class already got more than enough from the Libs. Aside from passive corporate investment and some soft social issues I don't expect much of substance from this budget.
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FrancisBacon wrote: A limit to the principal residence exemption to $500,000.
Regardless of the possible merit of this idea from an economic perspective, I think there is zero chance of it happening because of the political cost.
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Federal budget to include incentive for 5-week, use-it-or-lose-it leave for second parent, official says
The government has been under increasing pressure from advocates to make further changes to Canada’s parental leave policies.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/201 ... -says.html
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CheapScotch wrote: Regardless of the possible merit of this idea from an economic perspective, I think there is zero chance of it happening because of the political cost.
It's in line with the current narrative of economic equality for all.

Just because you disagree with a policy does not make is less likely to be implemented.

Also note that the government needs more tax revenue.

Spend and Tax policy at work.
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tk1000 wrote: Federal budget to include incentive for 5-week, use-it-or-lose-it leave for second parent, official says
Disgusting social engineering. Couples are in the best position to decide amongst themselves how to split parental leave.

Now because one member is unable to take time off, they lose it?

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