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Trudeau Pledges Major Tax Break in Bid to Revive Campaign

23 Sep 2019 21:46 | Divjot S. Mehton (Administrator)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged a major personal income tax break if re-elected, as the Canadian leader tries to recover from revelations he wore blackface makeup on multiple occasions.

The governing Liberal Party would raise the basic personal income tax deduction -- the threshold under which no taxes are paid -- by slightly more than 20% over the next four years. That’s expected to cost an annual C$5.6 billion ($3.8 billion) by the time it’s fully implemented, and paid for by soon-to-be-announced “measures that make our tax system fairer for Canadians,” the Liberals said in a statement Sunday.


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