Making various benefits tax-free gives an advantage to rich people, too.
The Canada Child Benefit will cost a planned $24.3 billion this year.
The problems with the tax exemption for employer-paid health and dental benefits portend a larger problem with Canada’s tax system.
Milton Friedman was famous for his one-liners. One of his most repeated lines was: I am in favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse, for any reason, whenever it's possible. Friedman believed government was too large and intrusive, and that by cutting taxes, the size of government would be reduced.