A Fairer Tax System

Our fiscal plan is straightforward - use the tax system to help create a fairer society for all Canadians.

Between 1980 and 2013, the gap between the richest 1% and the rest of us has grown substantially – the richest 1% now earn over 13x what the average Canadian makes in a given year.

At the same time as middle-class Canadians have been squeezed, corporate tax rates have been repeatedly slashed, reaching a record low under Prime Minister Harper. Most of this corporate profit has been stashed away, not re-invested in the Canadian economy.

Green Tax Relief Will

  • Eliminate personal taxes on incomes below the low-income cut-off of $20,000  
  • Return taxes on profits of large corporations to 2008 levels  
  • Institute a full range of "polluter pays" taxes, designed to reduce the use of fossil fuels by sending a market signal to producers