Is the long, hard analytical look at income-splitting over? - Macleans.ca

Is the long, hard analytical look at income-splitting over?

A new adjective to describe income-splitting

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The transcript of his post-caucus scrum yesterday has Tony Clement saying of income-splitting that “we will not comment on specific policies when we’re not in a balanced budget situation,” but here is the Prime Minister in Question Period yesterday afternoon, taking a question from Liberal MP John McCallum.

Mr. Speaker, as I said yesterday. As I said in Stouffville a couple of weeks ago and as I said during the election campaign, we think income splitting would be an excellent policy for Canadian families, just as it has been an excellent policy for Canadian seniors.

This marks an improvement over Tuesday’s assessment that it was a “good” policy.

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