Archived - Minister Morneau Tables a Motion to Support the Middle Class and Help Grow the Economy

April 18, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau today tabled in the House of Commons a Notice of Ways and Means Motion to implement the new Canada Child Benefit and certain tax measures announced or confirmed in Budget 2016, Growing the Middle Class.

The Ways and Means Motion is a significant step forward for the Government’s plan to build an economy that works for Canadians and their families and offer immediate help to those who need it most.

As an immediate first step, the Ways and Means Motion will introduce the Canada Child Benefit. The Canada Child Benefit will be simple, tax-free, generous, and targeted to those who need it most. It will put more money in the pockets of nine out of ten Canadian families, representing the most significant social policy innovation in a generation.

The Ways and Means Motion also includes proposed amendments that would:

With Parliament’s approval of the Ways and Means Motion, the Government will introduce a budget implementation act that would contain these measures as well as certain non-tax measures in Budget 2016.

Annie Donolo
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance

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