0821- Canadian families could save as much as $4,000 a year under the Conservative party’s commitment to make maternity benefits tax-free, says Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate John Hirst.
Party leader Andrew Scheer announced the
program at a Toronto child care centre this week.
“Having a child is an exciting milestone in any person’s life, but it comes with added costs and pressures”, Scheer said, adding the program will remove federal income tax from
employment insurance (EI) maternity and EI paternal benefits by providing a non-refundable tax credit of 15 per cent for any income earned under these two programs.