Saturday 18th November 2017

Budget 2017: Reaction from Canadians on tonight’s Federal budget

You’ll have to reach a lot deeper in your pockets when you’re out partying on Friday nights as the Federal government intends to levy a tax on your UBER rides, booze and cost of smokes.  At the same time say goodbye to much loved transit credit and Canadian savings bond.

Don’t fret! there is some good news from Ottawa.

Including for some new and mom’s to be. Watch the video below how extending maternity leave for 18 months will affect her one mom. Parents who choose to stay at home longer, however, will have to make do with a lower Employment Insurance (EI) benefit rate of 33 per cent of their average weekly earnings, instead of the current rate of 55 per cent.

See full details here and how Canadians are reacting on Twitter below.


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