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We have one key message for the committee: Good fiscal policy-making must take gender into account.
To underline this message, our submission will illustrate some problems with two major budgetary initiatives of recent years: personal income tax cuts, and the caregiver credit. While these initiatives were intended to improve Canadians’ standards of living, both have significant disadvantages for women. Both could have been designed much more effectively using a gender sensitive policy analysis.
Table of Contents
1. Who is NAWL?
NAWL’s key message to the committee
2. Personal Income Tax Cuts
3. The Caregiver Credit