Alberta’s first ever Child Tax Credit March 29, 2012 (Edmonton, AB): Today Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith unveiled the second Wildrose Pledge: the Wildrose Family Pack. This is a three-part commitment that will help families meet the rising cost of living and help make day-to-day life more affordable. The first component of the Wildrose Family Pack is a Child Tax Credit. Through the Child Tax Credit a Wildrose government would enable Alberta families to keep more of their hard-earned money in their pockets by providing parents and guardians with a $2,000 tax deduction for each child under the age of 18.
This means families will have an extra $200 per year for each child. “Wildrose believes that families are the cornerstone of our province and they face unique costs associated with raising children. With the rising cost of living, we recognize that families are having a tough time making ends meet, and that is why the Wildrose Family Pack focuses on making life more affordable for Alberta families,” said Smith. “For a family of four, the Wildrose Child Tax Credit means they can count on an additional four hundred dollars per year to help manage their household budget.” The Redford PCs have consistently put their pet projects and wasteful spending ahead of the needs of hard-working Alberta families. Instead of putting families first, the Redford PCs have spent millions on fancy new MLA offices, MLA salary hikes, and an MLA Committee that never met. “Whether it is through surprise fee hikes, hidden taxes, or overregulation for small businesses - it is time for the Redford PCs to stop nickel-and-diming Alberta families. Albertans know that Wildrose is the only political party that puts families first,” said Smith. Helping families manage the unique costs associated with raising children is a key priority for the Wildrose Party. The Child Tax Credit is the first of three components to the Wildrose Family Pack.