The first Tory policy announcement of the campaign:
The Conservatives will make the first policy announcement of the campaign Monday morning – a family tax cut that will hope to woo parents with children under 18. Stephen Harper will kick off the day at a family residence in Sidney, B.C. to sell ‘Stephen Harper’s Family Tax Cut,’ a pledge that aims to snag votes from the middle class and from new families.
Mind you, that should probably read “woo parents with children under 13“. Because it’s going to be at least 5 years until this is actually implemented:
The Tory camp says the tax cut will not be applied until the deficit is eliminated, which is not expected to happen until 2015-2016.
So a tax cut 5 years in the future? For those keeping track, we’ve had 3 elections in the last 5 years.