Today the Prime Minister claimed his government would never raise taxes on Canadians. But what does his record reveal?
Since the Conservatives came to power they have collected $47 billion in fees from Canadians. Last year alone they collected $8.3 billion in fees, a $2 billion hike in fees from when he took office.
It gets worse. Conservatives collect less in corporate taxes than the year they came to power, a total of $5.4 billion less. And the government now collects far more in personal income taxes than when they came to power – $38 billion more.
As a result, Canadians now shoulder more of the burden – with individuals paying 3.8 times more in taxes than corporations do.
Making Canadians pay more while profitable companies pay less than ever. That’s Stephen Harper’s record.