- ECONOMYIncome Trusts
- In 2006, after campaigning on a promise not to touch income trusts, the Conservatives said the government was losing too much money through the trust sector. The Conservatives announced a 31.5-per-cent tax on existing trusts starting in 2011 and put an immediate tax on new trusts.
|The Conservatives said they have no plans to alter their stance on the issue. more|
|The Liberals said they would introduce an immediate 10-per-cent tax on income trusts that will replace the 31.5 per-cent tax brought in by the Conservatives, which goes into effect in 2011. more|
|The Bloc has said the decision to tax income trusts at the same rate as other business was justified, but the party wants a 10-year transition period, not the four-year period brought in by the Conservaties.|
|The NDP supports the status quo on income trusts, having argued that the "leakage" of tax revenues through income trusts had to be stopped.|
|The Green Party is critical of the Conservatives' moves on income trusts. more|
- Income trusts:
- Conservative Jim Flaherty and Liberal John McCallum lock horns
- Conservative Party of Canada
- Liberal Party of Canada
- The Bloc Québécois
- New Democratic Party of Canada
- Green Party of Canada
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|Updated: Nov. 7, 2008, 5:00 PM EST|
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