Tom Lukiwski Reaches Out to Local Families

February 07, 2018

Today, Tom Lukiwski MP for Moose Jaw – Lake Centre – Lanigan applauded the proposed Supporting New Parents Act.

“Welcoming a new child into a family is an incredibly special moment for so many parents, said Lukiwski. “Canada’s Conservatives understand the importance of supporting young families with their children during those important early years.”

On February 1, 2018 the Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Scheer has announced that Conservatives will offer tax relief to young families by introducing the Supporting New Parents Act.

Raising children in Canada can be challenging. Canada’s Conservatives recognize the sacrifices Canadian parents have to make for their new children, including taking a leave from work and losing almost a half of regular income.

Currently, Canadians taking advantage of EI maternity benefits and EI parental programs still pay federal income tax on the money they receive. The Supporting New Parents Act will create a federal non-refundable income tax credit for any income earned under these programs.

“A Canadian who before going on EI earned $50,000 per year would be eligible for a tax credit of around $4,000,” said Lukiwski . “For any young family, this important tax relief could make a huge difference in the costs of raising a newborn. Canadian parents should be able to focus on providing for the new child. They deserve our support. This is especially important when the cost of living continues to rise for parents under this Liberal government.”

This announcement is among the first steps in outlining a positive Conservative vision for Canadians.

“Life has gotten more expensive for young families under Justin Trudeau, and Canada’s Conservatives are bringing forward the ideas that address the real challenges families face. We will fight for every Canadian family,” said Lukiwski.