Trudeau's stop will be brief as he's leaving to go to London for a stop in the early afternoon.
Scheer Will Revive Tax Credits For Child Fitness And Art Axed By Liberal Government
She's expected at House of Friendship in downtown Kitchener before she visits the campaign office of Kitchener Centre candidate Mike Morrice.
Morrice is facing Liberal candidate and incumbent Raj Saini, Conservative Stephen Woodworth, the NDP's Andrew Moraga, People's Party of Canada candidate Patrick Bernier and Ellen Papenburg, the candidate for the Animal Protection Party of Canada.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer visited Waterloo region just before the election was called and sat down with CBC Kitchener-Waterloo's The Morning Edition host Craig Norris.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier have not been to the region since the election campaign got underway last week.
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A sign advertises a new home for sale in Carleton Place, Ont., on March 17, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)
TORONTO — Allegations that the Liberal Party has a so-called secret plan to raise the capital gains tax on the sale of principal residences are 100 per cent false, according to the Liberal candidate targeted in a Conservative attack ad.
The parliamentary budget office estimates the cut will cost the treasury $6 billion a year if fully implemented, though Scheer said forgoing that revenue would still allow him to balance the federal budget in five years. The cut would be worth $850 a year to a household headed by a couple making average salaries, Scheer said.
Last Thursday, the Conservative Party alleged in a tweet that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Adam Vaughan, candidate for Torontos Spadina-Fort York riding, have a secret plan to tax homeowners 50 per cent on the sale of their home.
This is Trudeaus hidden agenda: tax hikes to pay for his massive deficits. You work hard, you increase the value of your home, and Liberals take 50%. How is that fair? read the tweet, which has since garnered over 1,200 retweets.
[email protected] and @TOAdamVaughan have a secret plan to tax the sale of your home at 50%. This is Trudeaus hidden agenda: tax hikes to pay for his massive deficits. You work hard, you increase the value of your home, and Liberals take 50%. How is that fair? #NotAsAdvertised pic.twitter.com/Q8Nbb4O1jz
A highlighted section titled Campaign Platform 2019 reads, Another idea that has emerged from housing town halls is a sliding scale on the Capital Gains Tax on the sale of principal residences. A 50 per cent tax after one year of ownership, 25 per cent after two years, 15 per cent after three years, 10 per cent after four years, 5 per cent after five.
The document continues, the idea would be to hit speculators who quickly flip houses in hot markets.
This new homeowner tax would cost Canadians who sell their homes thousands of dollars, Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt said in a press release issued Friday.
In public, Justin Trudeau pretends to want to help homeowners, but behind closed doors, his team is planning to hit them hard with a new tax that will cost them thousands. As usual, Trudeau is not as advertised.
In a statement issued to CTV News.ca via email Monday, Vaughan said there is no plan or proposal to change tax policy on primary residences.
Scheers claim is 100 per cent false. This is yet another example of the Conservatives misleading Canadians, Vaughan said in the statement.
Though the document is labelled as a policy proposal, Vaughan claims the document was a report meant to summarize ideas presented to MPs at consultations and town halls.
The document the Conservatives misrepresent and quote was a report to Caucus summarizing ideas presented to various MPs at consultations and town halls. It is not a recommendation, it is not an idea I support, and it is not a policy we will pursue, he said.
The Liberal Party reiterated Vaughans statement that the claim is 100 per cent false, noting "it was never a proposal."
When asked about the attack ad on the campaign trail Monday, Scheer deflected questions from CTV News about whether his team would stop making the claim about the capital gains tax, saying Trudeau has lied in the past.
Andrew Scheer and some of his CPC candidates claim Trudeau will raise capital gains tax on sale of principal residences. LPC says this is 100% false. Asked if Scheer and his candidates will stop making claim, he says Trudeau has lied in the past.
This idea was put forward by a handpicked Liberal member of parliament, someone who is very close to Justin Trudeau, Scheer said.
Justin Trudeau has lost all confidence from the Canadian people to tell the truth. When he says hes not going to do something, people just cant trust him.
Trudeau unveiled his partys housing platform last week, which includes a promise to expand the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive to help buyers in Canadas most expensive markets, including greater Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria regions.
The Liberals platform also includes plans for a one per cent tax that would be levied annually on properties owned by non-Canadians who dont live in the country in a bid to prevent foreign speculation from driving up housing prices.
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