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Making Life More Affordable

Making Life More Affordable

Even with Canada’s strong economy and record-low unemployment, it can be tough to make ends meet. The cost of groceries, cell phone bills, and child care all adds up.

That’s why the first order of business for Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team in this new mandate is lowering taxes again for the middle class — which will benefit nearly 20 million Canadians.

While the Conservatives spent a decade cutting taxes for corporations and the very wealthiest, the Liberal plan will ensure that middle class Canadians, and the people working to join the middle class, pay no federal taxes on the first $15,000 they earn — saving the average family $585 in taxes each year.

Plus, we’re taking action to cut the cost of cell phone services by 25% in the next two years, because everyone should have a fair and equal chance to benefit from the digital economy.

Together, we can make a real difference for those who need it the most.

Add your name now to stand with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team, and show support for our plan to make life more affordable.

Information on Contributions

Tax Credits

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If you have already made a contribution this year, please use the table below to calculate your cumulative tax credit.

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For more information about tax credits please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website and for more information about contribution limits, please visit Elections Canada.

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