Tax Reform Seems to Have Support
Prince George, B.C. – As opposition to proposed changes in the Federal tax regime increases, a new poll suggests Canadians have mixed feelings about taxation.
A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll found more Canadians believe the middle class is paying too much (55%).
In contrast, more Canadians believe that large corporations and high income earners are paying too little (both at 54%)
The poll indicates Canadians would like to see high income earners and large corporations pay more in taxes.
Prime Minister Trudeau has already indicated that while willing to “tweak” the tax reform, his government is not prepared to back down . He may well have the support from voters to continue with that position, as the poll also indicates the Liberals are at 43% among decided and leaning voters, the Conservatives sit at 32% and the NDP continues to struggle at 15%.
The survey also shows 55% of Canadians asked, approve of the job Trudeau is doing. That compares to Andrew Scheer’s approval rating of 34% , Tom Mulcair at 36%, Martine Ouellet at 36%, and Elizabeth May at 35%.