October 30, 2014 in Canada's House of Commons
Mr. Speaker, the late Jim Flaherty said: "I think income-splitting needs a long, hard analytical look...because I’m not sure that overall, it benefits our society". The Conservatives may have tinkered with their scheme, but it still does nothing to help 86% of Canadian families. It will not help the 1.5 million single parents who are struggling, but it will cost billions of federal and provincial dollars.
Will the Conservatives listen to the late Jim Flaherty and experts across Canada, and will they scrap this tax scheme?