$1-billion for family caregivers - Macleans.ca
 

$1-billion for family caregivers


 

As part of their election platform, the Liberals have promised a ‘Family Care’ program worth $1-billion program which includes a Family Care Employment Insurance Benefit and a Family Care Tax Benefit. The Insurance Benefit will allow Canadians to take up to six months off to care for relatives. The Tax Benefit will provide $1,350 to low- and middle-income family caregivers.


 
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$1-billion for family caregivers

  1. A tax benefit of $1300 goes nowhere when your caring for someone at home.
    I have a better idea. How about less social programs? That way we could pay less taxes and look after ourselves. Maybe my wife could work part time then.
    More tax and more gov't. Exactly the opposite of what many want.

  2. What worries me is combined with a loose immigration policy that sees many older people entering this country under the family unification program that are already ill? At one time we required the relatives to guarantee the government their relatives would not burden the taxpayer for ten years I believe .the Liberal government quietly did away with this in their buying of votes

  3. GAR ! wrote!!

    """At one time we required the relatives to guarantee the government their relatives would not burden the taxpayer for ten years I believe .the Liberal government quietly did away with this in their buying of votes """

    As a sponsor, you must make sure your spouse or relative does not need to seek financial assistance from the government. This is how it stands today. At one time??? WTF are you even opening your mouth for if you dont know what you are talking about?