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Conservatives release plan to put more money back into Canadians' pockets

Scheer outlines the Get Ahead Fiscal Update

Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer is sticking to his mantra of "putting more money back into the pockets of Canadians".

Scheer released his 100-day action plan: The Get Ahead Fiscal Update, outlining the steps that a Conservative government will take to bring financial relief to Canadians.

Full text of the Oct. 14 press release can be found below:

As Prime Minister, Andrew Scheer will convene Parliament in the first 100 days to pass a fiscal update that will put more money back into the pockets of Canadians.

Scheer said a new Conservative government will waste no time making life more affordable for Canadians, tabling the Get Ahead Fiscal Update to ensure that Canadians will get more money back in their pockets starting in the 2020 taxation year.

Scheer will direct his new Finance Minister to table the Get Ahead Fiscal Update within 45 days of forming government.

“We’re going to help you get ahead, and we’re going get started right away,” Scheer said. “Our Get Ahead Fiscal Update will mean the Green Home Renovation Tax Credit, our children’s sports, arts, and learning tax credits, and our Green Public Transit Tax Credit will be ready to put more money in your pocket starting on January 1, 2020.”

“Canadians are falling further and further behind. There’s no time to waste,” Scheer said. “It is all part of our 100 Day Action Plan. And part of our commitment to putting more money back in your pocket, so that you can finally get ahead.”

The Get Ahead Fiscal Update will bring much-needed financial relief to Canadians by January 1, 2020 in the form of:

  • The Green Home Renovation Tax Credit, putting up to $3,800 back in the pockets of families who make green-home improvements. 
  • The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit, allowing parents to claim up to $1,000 for sports activities.
  • The Children’s Arts and Learning Tax Credit, letting parents claim up to $500 for arts and learning programs.
  • The Green Public Transit Tax Credit, saving a family of four who take transit almost $1,000.
  • The Get Ahead Fiscal Update will also shine a light on Trudeau’s fiscal mess and the path back to balance, bringing critical accountability back to government. 

“Canadians need real action from their government right now to address the rising cost of living," Scheer said.