Conservatives To Make Maternity Benefits Tax-Free, Saving Families Thousands Of Dollars

Announcement fits with Conservatives ‘affordability’ message.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says a Conservative government would make EI maternity benefits tax free.

Currently, the benefits are taxed, which dilutes the benefit they provide in terms of making life more affordable.

On Twitter, Scheer said making the benefits tax free is about helping “parents get ahead.”

“Having a child is an exciting milestone, but it comes with added costs. Parents are worried about the future. They are looking for help and Trudeau has proven he cannot be trusted to deliver it. We will make maternity benefits tax-free to help parents get ahead.”

The policy fits with the overall Conservative campaign message, which is to focus on making life more affordable for Canadians.

The Conservatives also pointed out that 80% of Canadian families are paying higher taxes under the Trudeau Liberals.

Spencer Fernando

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NancyW

Stable good law abiding caring families, these working tax paying families in good communities being treated with care and honesty, once again the most prized possession a good country could ask for and looked up to them a good goal for a good stable life, and needed to bring our children up fruitfully to care for their countrymen and country. Not a lefty virtue.
Good idea to help them.

Joe

And how are we funding this?
Still shows that nothing will change with Sheer in office, just the slow squeeze of inflation rising on…

pancake rachel corrie

why not make everything tax free?

Bruno

So conservatives promise no taxes paid on electricity and home heating bills no taxes on EI Matternity Benefits. What else?Now you are helping us.Will you scrap carbon tax?
How about bringing jobs back to Canada?The 220 billions the present government gave to China to develop LNG in British Columbia.

NancyW

Bruno he is scraping the carbon tax, one of the Conservatives first promises.

Del

Not only higher taxes, but higher prices and costs on absolutely everything we buy. Our businesses suffer, malls empty because we are forced to go to the internet to try to save a bit.

old white guy

Another liberal giveaway. I thought conservatives were about balancing budgets, less government and not giveaways. Oh well, I have been proven correct once again, a conservative is a liberal, is an NDP, is a green socialist, all the same, socialists.

Leo Frey

Although I agree with this savings for young families I also ask myself why is one group being singled out? Why doesn’t Scheer or any other PM make the CPP and OAS tax free? These people built this country and gave these young people the freedoms they enjoy. Where do we get this money you ask? Why not give it to seniors and young families instead of giving too much to refugee families. The refugees live better than half our aging population and you wonder why so many canadians fight against bringing in more refugees. Also if we stopped giving… Read more »

pancake rachel corrie

once again attacking small business and freedom………….THIS IS A MARGINAL ISSUE …………..POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND ITS ELIMINATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE OF OUR DAY