Fact Check: Andrew Scheer's Universal Tax Cut doesn't help 9 million Canadians - 2019-09-20
On Sunday, Andrew Scheer unveiled the Conservative Party's major policy plank on tax reform. The "Universal Tax Cut" would see the rate for taxable earnings between $12,069 and $47,630 drop from 15 percent to 13.75 percent by 2023.
The policy release frames the cuts as geared towards low-income Canadians, stating that "every Canadian will see their income taxes go down, and those in the lowest tax bracket see the biggest benefit of all."
But according to Trevor Tombe, an economics professor at the University of Calgary, only two-thirds of Canadians who file their taxes would be affected by the changes. Nearly nine million Canadians would see no benefit at all.