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What new tax measures will be announced in the federal budget?

  • Raise the inclusion rate on capital gains

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Reduce clawback threshold on OAS

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Increase age when OAS can start

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Eliminate primary residence exemption capital gains

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Tinker with primary residence exemption to deal with short term gains

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Introduce a UK style inheritance tax (set rate estate value above a threshold amount)

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Increase the GST

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • Introduce a wealth tax

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • No new tax measures

    Votes: 4 36.4%
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I'm interested to know what people think about the upcoming budget and how it gets paid for. Cast your votes...
 

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Sadly that's my feeling too, no new tax measures.

If they did, the most likely ones would be raising the GST by 2%, and raising capital gain inclusion rate. Both of which are terrible, but I believe it's what they would do if this budget wasn't about economic recovery and pre-election.
 

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First care: Get elected. Second care: Get re-elected Third care: Take care of the people who helped you get elected. Forth, fifth.....etc varies.

One thing for certain...voters, taxpayers are at the very bottom of that list of cares, and in some instances not even on the list. No matter what the Party.
 

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The Liberals do what the voters want them to do.

The Conservatives lecture the voters on what they should want.
 

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The Liberals do what the voters want them to do.

The Conservatives lecture the voters on what they should want.
The Liberals say whatever will get them elected, then do whatever they feel like.

The Conservatives, post Harper, have been unable to present a compelling reason to vote for them.
 

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The Liberals do what the voters want them to do.

The Conservatives lecture the voters on what they should want.
You do not actually believe that do you Sags? Drinking too much of the kool-aid perhaps. Even I, like the late Maureen Forester, a Liberal baby from Quebec, do not even believe that. The Liberals will do or say what they think will get them elected. It may bear no resemblance to what they do post election. No different that the Conservatives.

The Conservatives are a divided and misdirected Party. The glue that Harper used to cement the Reform Party and the Conservative Party has gone. Until they get their act together they are not an alternative. How can they be when the latest poll shows that only 3 of 10 voters in Ontario would vote for them. Liberals not much better with four out of 10.

The Liberals are in power because the Conservatives are perceived as being crap alternative. But that can change quickly. Both Parties are in need of a good shake up.
 

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The Liberals say whatever will get them elected, then do whatever they feel like.

The Conservatives, post Harper, have been unable to present a compelling reason to vote for them.
100% agree.. imho, in order to win Cons need Harper back.... Now, with PPC and Maverick, Cons practically don't have a chance... We gonna suffer "cheerful idiot, wearing weird costumes and yammering on about diversity. " at least another 4 years
 

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We gonna suffer "cheerful idiot, wearing weird costumes and yammering on about diversity. " at least another 4 years
Oh for sure, and I hope the Liberals get a majority this election so that they are not held back in their quest of destroying the economy with their number one focus being the weather. This is the only way a fiscal Conservative has of eventually beating this scourge.

Unfortunately, the majority of voters are idiots, as evidenced by the 15 years that the destructive Ontario Liberals under McGuinty and Wynne were in power. It really took a lot of destruction to get the electorate to actually notice the problem and vote them out. This is what is required to get rid of Trudeau.

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If the Liberals get a majority, or even a minority, it will be for one reason and one reason alone. Because the Conservatives are abysmal.

Their polling numbers SHOULD have gone up after the leadership convention. Their polling numbers SHOULD have gone up after their big policy convention.

The numbers went down. There is a reason for that. They are divided, they have no policy initiatives. The have no focus, no effective leadership. Their only election draw is going to be vote for us because you do not like those others guys. That is not much of vote getter when you have the likes of a Derek Sloan et al history to overcome.

Their effectiveness as an Official Opposition is as bad or worse than the current gang's effectiveness as a Government.
 

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If the Liberals get a majority, or even a minority, it will be for one reason and one reason alone. Because the Conservatives are abysmal.

Their polling numbers SHOULD have gone up after the leadership convention. Their polling numbers SHOULD have gone up after their big policy convention.

The numbers went down. There is a reason for that. They are divided, they have no policy initiatives. The have no focus, no effective leadership. Their only election draw is going to be vote for us because you do not like those others guys. That is not much of vote getter when you have the likes of a Derek Sloan et al history to overcome.

Their effectiveness as an Official Opposition is as bad or worse than the current gang's effectiveness as a Government.
Unfortunately you are correct "They are divided"
 

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You do not actually believe that do you Sags? Drinking too much of the kool-aid perhaps. Even I, like the late Maureen Forester, a Liberal baby from Quebec, do not even believe that. The Liberals will do or say what they think will get them elected. It may bear no resemblance to what they do post election. No different that the Conservatives.

The Conservatives are a divided and misdirected Party. The glue that Harper used to cement the Reform Party and the Conservative Party has gone. Until they get their act together they are not an alternative. How can they be when the latest poll shows that only 3 of 10 voters in Ontario would vote for them. Liberals not much better with four out of 10.

The Liberals are in power because the Conservatives are perceived as being crap alternative. But that can change quickly. Both Parties are in need of a good shake up.
The proof is in the results.

Did Trudeau fulfill his elecition pledges ?

Settle Syrian refugees.........check

Reverse OAS changes and put the age back to 65.........check.

Legalize marijuana........check.

Reverse Harper's EI rules and eliminate 1 week of waiting period.......check.

Increase child benefits......check

Restore military pensions......check

Restore funding to research.......check.

Enact justice reforms, eliminate mandatory sentencing and pardon wait times and cost .........check.

Restore funding for public broadcasing.........check.

There was a lot more the Trudeau government has accomplished, but they did fail to enact some pledges such as electoral reform. It seems Canadians were not much interested in that idea anyways.
 
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