Platform

Platform

Rob has always supported making life more affordable for families in Fundy Royal. Under a Conservative government, initiatives like the Universal Child Care Benefit, Seniors Pension Splitting, Children’s Sports and Arts Credit, the Family Tax Cut and a reduced GST were delivered to help Canadians make ends meet.

Rob supports repealing the Liberal Carbon Tax , removing the GST on Home Heating and getting the economy moving with projects like the East Energy Corridor.

 

A new Conservative government will put more money in your pockets to help you and your family get ahead.

A New Conservative Government will:

*Scrap Justin Trudeau’s Carbon Tax. The Liberal Carbon Tax makes everything Families buy more expensive.
*Remove GST from Home-Heating Bills.
*New Universal Income Tax Cut.
*New Children’s Fitness Tax Credit.
*New Children’s Arts and Learning Tax Credit.
*Increase the Age Credit to help our seniors get ahead
*New Green Homes Energy Tax Credit.
*Make EI Maternity Benefits Tax-Free

*Fight for a West to East Pipeline that Creates Jobs and Opportunities.

 

Conservatives unveil fully costed platform that eliminates Justin Trudeau’s deficit by 2024.

Today, Canada’s Conservatives released Andrew Scheer’s Plan for You to Get Ahead, a fully costed platform that details how a new Conservative government will live within its means and put more money in your pockets.  For more details visit this link at: https://www.conservative.ca/andrew-scheer-reveals-his-plan-for-you-to-get-ahead/

 

A new Conservative government will introduce  a Universal Tax Cut.

The average Canadian family will save over $850 per year on their income taxes after a Conservative government reduces the rate of the lowest-income tax bracket with the Universal Tax Cut, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer announced today.

“It’s time for a universal tax cut that is focused on you. We’re going to deliver a tax cut targeted specifically at taxpayers in the lowest-income tax bracket. This means that every Canadian will see their income taxes go down, and those in the lowest tax bracket see the biggest benefit of all.” - Andrew Scheer

With the Universal Tax Cut, the tax rate on income under $47,630 will be reduced from 15 per cent to 13.75 per cent. This will allow an individual taxpayer to save as much as $440 on their taxes. A two-income couple earning an average salary would save over $850 per year.

 

A Conservative government will scrap Justin Trudeau's Carbon Tax and focus on A Real Plan to Protect our Environment.

Our Green Home Renovation Tax Credit will encourage homeowners to renovate their homes in ways that lower their power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Eligible renovations would include: installation of high-quality insulation, investments in high-efficiency furnaces, replacement of doors and windows with more efficient models, upgrading of ventilation, heating and cooling systems, and installation of solar panels.

Canadians will be eligible to receive a 20% refundable credit on their income tax for green improvements to their homes of over $1,000 and up to $20,000. This would allow Canadians to save up to $3,800 on their renovations each year.

 

A new Conservative government will create a national corridor to carry Canadian energy and resources from coast to coast.

A National Energy Corridor will generate economic and social benefits for the entire country by moving oil, gas, hydroelectricity, telecommunications, and potentially accommodating other linear infrastructure. With a single corridor, industry wouldn’t need to submit complicated proposals for every new project.

A new Conservative government will appoint a blue-ribbon task force to provide recommendations within six months of its establishment on how to proceed. The government would then begin to work with the provinces and Indigenous peoples – who would both share in the prosperity this project would provide – to realize this vital coast-to-coast link.

 

A new Conservative government will support small businesses, repeal Justin Trudeau’s tax increases and cut red tape.

A new Conservative government will:

• Repeal Trudeau’s tax increases on small business investments
• Exempt spouses from Trudeau’s tax increases on small business dividends
• Make it easier to navigate Canada’s tax system and the Canada Revenue Agency
• Reduce federal regulations by 25 per cent
• Implement a 2-for-1 rule for new regulations
• Assign a Minister reporting directly to the Prime Minister to lead red tape reduction efforts
• Mandate ministers and regulators to support innovation, economic growth, and global competitiveness
• Champion Canada’s small businesses to the world

 

Eliminating Interprovincial Trade Barriers.

In his first 100 days as Prime Minister, Andrew Scheer will meet with Canada’s Premiers to establish a new interprovincial free trade agreement that will create jobs and opportunities for Canadians from coast to coast.

Scheer will host the meeting in Ottawa on January 6, 2020.

Eliminating interprovincial trade barriers would improve Canada’s competitiveness and productivity, potentially boosting Canada’s economy by as much as $90 billion, according to the International Monetary Fund.

 

A New Conservative government will introduce four new measures to make it easier for first-time homebuyers to buy a home:

1. Fix the mortgage stress test to ensure that first-time homebuyers aren’t unnecessarily prevented from accessing mortgages and work with OFSI to remove the stress test from mortgage renewals to give homeowners more options.
2. Increase amortization periods on insured mortgages to 30 years for first-time homebuyers to lower monthly payments.
3. Launch an inquiry into money laundering in the real estate sector and work with our industry partners to root out corrupt practices that inflate housing prices.
4. Make surplus federal real estate available for development to increase the supply of housing.

 

A new Conservative government will introduce the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit and the Children’s Arts and Learning Tax Credit to make life more affordable for parents to raise healthy and active children.

With the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit, parents can claim up to $1,000 for activities like hockey or swimming. With the Children’s Arts and Learning Tax Credit, parents can claim up to $500 for their child to learn a new language, take dance lessons, or get extra help with math or science.

 

A Conservative government will scrap Justin Trudeau's Carbon Tax and focus on A Real Plan to Protect our Environment.

Our Green Home Renovation Tax Credit will encourage homeowners to renovate their homes in ways that lower their power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Eligible renovations would include: installation of high-quality insulation, investments in high-efficiency furnaces, replacement of doors and windows with more efficient models, upgrading of ventilation, heating and cooling systems, and installation of solar panels.

Canadians will be eligible to receive a 20% refundable credit on their income tax for green improvements to their homes of over $1,000 and up to $20,000. This would allow Canadians to save up to $3,800 on their renovations each year.

 

A Conservative government will invest $1.5 billion in its first term to purchase MRI machines and CT machines to replace aging equipment and add machines across the country, reducing wait times for potentially life-saving tests for Canadians.

We will also increase the Canada Health Transfer by at least 3% each year, which will mean millions of dollars more for health services in the province.

 

Conservative government will increase the Age Credit by $1,000.

Since the Age Credit is income-tested, it will benefit low to middle income seniors. With this measure, an individual aged 65 could receive up to $150 more per year and a couple could receive up to $300 more per year.

This $300 tax relief for senior couples is on top of our Universal Tax Cut for all Canadians. We will also eliminate the GST from home heating costs and scrap the Carbon Tax so you can get ahead.

 

A new Conservative government will make sure that Canadians have access to high-speed internet by setting aside a portion of all spectrum auctions for rural Canada.

Reliable internet access is essential for small business owners, families and seniors. Unfortunately, over the past four years the Trudeau Liberals have taken rural Canadians for granted, raised their taxes and failed to prioritize rural broadband access.

A new Conservative government will require internet data providers to connect the maximum number of Canadians to high-speed internet by redirecting existing rural broadband funding towards strategic priorities.  Priorities could include, for example, high-capacity backbone.

A new Conservative government will also redefine the licence areas for internet providers to ensure that rural Canadians are not unfairly lumped in with urban centres in spectrum auctions.

Canadians – no matter where they live – should have access to high-speed internet.

The Liberals have created a problem by forcing large carriers to allow small carriers to piggyback on their infrastructure. Justin Trudeau is now trying to solve this by throwing taxpayer dollars at the problem. A new Conservative government will take a smarter approach that allows the private sector to do its work, while focusing government investment on areas that are less commercially attractive. Once again, we will right their wrong.

Access to broadband and the internet is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. The government cannot allow there to be a distinct divide between rural and urban Canada.

 

A new Conservative government will allow more search and rescue volunteers and volunteer firefighters to qualify for tax savings.

A new Conservative government will put more money back in the pockets of these hometown heroes by reducing the number of service hours required to qualify for federal tax credits from 200 to 150 hours per year. Volunteers will continue to receive a $450 rebate every year.

 

A new Conservative government will introduce the Fairness for Persons with Disabilities Act,
allowing 35,000 more Canadians to qualify and apply for the Disability Tax Credit (on average $2,100 a year).

This new Act will reduce the number of hours spent per week on life-sustaining therapy needed to qualify for the credit from 14 to 10. It will also expand the definition of what counts as life-sustaining therapy to include determining dosages of medical food and activities related to determining dosages of medication, including dietary or exercise regimes.

 

A new Conservative government will boost the Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), putting more money in the pockets of hard-working Canadian parents trying to save for their children’s education.

Under the Conservative plan, the government’s contribution to an RESP will rise from 20% to 30% for every dollar invested up to $2,500 a year. This change will boost the maximum annual grant from $500 to $750.

Under the Conservative plan:

  • A couple who begins contributing $25 a month to an RESP right after their child’s birth will receive $1,620 by age 18. That’s $540 more than they would receive currently.
  • Another couple that is able to invest $50 a month will receive $3,240 in government contributions by age 18. That’s $1,080 more than they would receive currently.
  • Low-income parents will receive 50 per cent on the first $500 they invest every year. Today, they only receive 40 per cent.

 

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced a comprehensive plan today to deliver more help to Canada’s Veterans in a timely and respectful manner. A new Conservative government will:

1. Enshrine, in legislation, a Military Covenant between the Government of Canada and all Canada’s Veterans. This will guarantee that every Veteran is treated with respect and is provided services in a timely manner.
2. Clear the current backlog of Veterans’ benefit applications within 24 months.
3. Create a reliable, dependable pension system that, unlike the Liberal status quo, is fair to Canada’s most disabled Veterans.
4. Strengthen transition services to support discharged or retired Canadian Armed Forces members.
5. Strike an independent inquiry to provide answers about Canadian Armed Forces members who were administered mefloquine.
6. Provide more service dogs to Canadian Veterans in their communities.
7. Put vital commemoration projects, like the National Memorial for Canada’s War in Afghanistan, back on track.

 

St. Martins, NB – The Hon. Rob Moore, Conservative Candidate for Fundy Royal, and Rodney Weston, Conservative Candidate for Saint John - Rothesay, were in St. Martins today to speak with local fish harvesters about Andrew Scheer’s plan to promote and support Canada’s fisheries by adopting new strategies and partnerships to strengthen relationships and build consensus on how to restore fish stocks.

“Justin Trudeau likes to talk about environmental action, but really, he is not as advertised,” said Rob Moore. “Justin Trudeau has failed to work with those whose livelihoods depend on local fisheries. This lack of engagement has had a real impact on our coastal communities.”

To renew engagement and consultation to support our fisheries, a new Conservative government will:

  • Create advisory panels with fish harvesters and anglers, Indigenous groups, and other experts as appropriate, to rebuild critical stocks and ensure that everyone is working together.
  • Enhance and rebuild wild Atlantic and Pacific salmon stocks by increasing support for community-led conservation and enhancement projects and increasing the price of the Salmon Conservation Stamp for non-residents to benefit the Pacific Salmon Foundation.
  • Complete new recovery plans for all of Canada’s critical fisheries and develop strategies for managing predators and invasive species where necessary.
  • Repeal measures that bypass community consultations for Marine Protected Areas while ensuring that the process is robust and timely. Justin Trudeau’s changes have short circuited important community consultations for Marine Protected Areas.
  • Work with industry to develop a strategy for preventing seafood fraud.
  • Create a modern aquaculture act.
  • Support the advancement of technology and practices that reduce contact between wild and farmed salmon.

“It is so important to note the important role that fisheries play in our local economies,” said Rob Moore. “To maintain infrastructure and support communities, a new Conservative government will provide $250 million in additional support for small craft harbours.”

Supporting our fisheries is also an important part of A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment. As part of our efforts to combat oceans plastic, a new Conservative government will work with international partners to reduce the prevalence of “ghost gear”, or abandoned and lost gear, which entangles marine wildlife and contributes to the world’s oceans’ plastic problem. We will work to protect our oceans against one of the deadliest forms of marine litter.

“A new Conservative government will support our fishing industry to ensure our local communities and economies continue to thrive,” said Rodney Weston. “These are necessary measures – strategies, partnerships, and funding – to make sure this critical industry continues to thrive.”