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Stephen Harper’s unequal income splitting scheme for wealthy families explained in 3 graphs

Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have a plan to reward Canada’s wealthiest families and exacerbate inequality — it’s called income splitting. That’s the main finding of a new report released Tuesday by the Broadbent Institute titled The Big Split: Income Splitting’s Unequal Distribution of Benefits Across Canada. “If the government set out to specifically design a policy to make […]

June 10, 2014

Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have a plan to reward Canada’s wealthiest families and exacerbate inequality — it’s called income splitting.

That’s the main finding of a new report released Tuesday by the Broadbent Institute titled The Big Split: Income Splitting’s Unequal Distribution of Benefits Across Canada.

“If the government set out to specifically design a policy to make inequality worse, this would be it,” says Rick Smith, the Institute’s Executive Director. “This policy is an inequality generating machine.” 

Here’s how income…