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Helping Low-Income Canadians

Economic Opportunity: Helping Low-Income Canadians

Low-income Canadians are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. They're being squeezed by the increasing cost of living, sluggish wage growth and high unemployment. And our workforce is aging. There are fewer and fewer workers.

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I have a plan to help low-income Canadians and increase Canada's workforce.

My plan will double the Working Income Tax Benefit, which Finance Minister Jim Flaherty introduced in 2007.

This will help Canadians in minimum wage jobs by effectively raising the minimum wage. It will also help meet the challenge of Canada's shrinking workforce by giving people an incentive to work.

The Plan

A Conservative Party led by Michael Chong will:

  • Double the Working Income Tax Benefit, from $1.15 billion to $2.3 billion

The Results

Doubling the Working Income Tax Benefit will:

  • Help Canadians in minimum wage jobs by effectively raising the minimum wage
  • Meet the challenge of Canada's shrinking workforce by increasing the opportunity cost of not working

Support my Conservative plan to double the Working Income Tax Benefit, a long-term plan to give help low-income Canadians and increase Canada's workforce. Donate today!

For more in-depth analysis of my plan, read the backgrounder!