NDP moves against Conservative income splitting scheme

New Democrats will use their last Opposition Day motion of the Spring session to force a vote on the Conservatives’ unfair and expensive income splitting scheme — one that will have no benefit to 86% of Canadians.

“Income inequality has risen dramatically under successive Liberal and Conservative governments, and Stephen Harper’s $5 billion income splitting plan will only make it worse.” said NDP Finance critic, Nathan Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley). “That’s why New Democrats are calling on all MPs to show publicly where they stand on this important issue of fairness.”

The motion reads as follows:

That, in the opinion of the House, the drastic increase in income inequality under recent Liberal and Conservative governments harms Canadian society; and that the House express its opposition to the Conservative income splitting proposal which will make this problem worse and provide no benefit to 86% of Canadians.