4.2 Relief for the middle class

A healthy democracy requires a large, strong, healthy middle class. The well-being of Canada’s middle class is threatened as the gap between the rich and the poor widens and middle class families find it harder to meet all their needs, in terms of both money and time. New revenue streams for all Canadians, with disproportionate benefits to middle and lower income Canadians will be funded through Carbon Fee and Dividend with cheques returned to every Canadian. Family-friendly programs in child care and greater access to community facilities in recreation and health promotion activities will boost health and community networks.

Green Party MPs will:

  • Increase revenues for lower and middle income Canadians through dividends paid to each Canadian through Carbon Fee and Dividend.