Broadbent Institute Executive Director Rick Smith available to comment on 2015-16 budget


OTTAWA—Executive Director Rick Smith will be in Ottawa to react to the 2015-16 federal budget. The budget is widely expected to contain measures that will exacerbate economic inequality, including family income splitting and the doubling of TFSA contribution limits.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:00 pm ET

WHERE:  Railway Room (253-D), Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

WHO:  Broadbent Institute Executive Director Rick Smith

The Institute has published major papers on income splitting and TFSAs. Please visit our website to download The Big Split: Income Splitting’s Unequal Distribution of Benefits Across Canada and Double Trouble: The Case Against Expanding Tax-Free Savings Accounts.

The Institute’s 2015-16 budget preview, The Top 10 Ways the Harper Government has Boosted Income Inequality, is also available at


For more information, please contact Sarah Schmidt, Director of Communications, 613-857-2814 or sschmidt[at]broadbentinstitute[dot]ca.