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personal income tax

All Canadian provinces levy personal income tax as a percentage of federal income tax. As a result, a change in the federal rate changes it in all provinces simultaneously. This is not true of the GST in Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia but is in other provinces.

The provinces vary their own rates but cannot vary the tax base itself. See the issues:

Please verify the numbers and positions from 2006 as expressed in the Canadian federal budget, 2006 and subsequent debates.

during election NDP position Liberal position Green position Conservative position
Canadian federal election, 2006 - in context with other issues small raise; would eliminate all tax on low income earners November 2005 mini-budget raised tax minimum but much more slowly than the NDP, estimated cost over $20 billion no immediate change; small cut as consumption taxes rise; reduce as consumption tax revenue stabilizes - see green tax shift slightly smaller cut than Liberals - $1200/year to parents nomiinally for daycare; eliminate middle-income bracket so that all Canadians earning up to $70,000 would pay 16%; estimated cost over $20 billion - paid by cancelling the Liberal mini-budget cut
Canadian federal election, 2004 - other issues major raise; would eliminate all tax on those earning under $15,000/year no change small cut as consumption taxes rise; eventually eliminate with major cuts when consumption tax revenue stabilizes major cut; would eliminate middle-income bracket so that all Canadians earning up to $70,000 would pay 16%; estimated cost $21.9 billion


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