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Trudeau and the GST

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During his interview on CBC’s The House, Justin Trudeau ruled out an increase in the GST.

Evan Solomon: Would you raise the GST?

Justin Trudeau: I think middle-class families are already struggling too much under increasing costs, exploding personal and family debts. I don’t think raising the GST is a good idea.

Mr. Trudeau has promised an evidence-based, fact-based policy agenda. Stephen Gordon has argued that the GST cut has a lot to do with the Harper government’s budget deficit. Scott Clark and Peter DeVries have argued for raising the GST while cutting other taxes.