Conservatives pledge to resurrect public-transit tax credit

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising to revive a public-transit tax credit created by the former Stephen Harper government more than a decade ago.

They are calling the measure a “Green Public Transit Tax Credit” and tying it to initiatives to help the environment but mostly pushing it as a way to help Canadians save money.

Scheer pulled up in a commuter bus at a GO Transit bus garage in Mississauga, Ont., and bounded down the stairs to accuse Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau of making life more expensive when he cancelled the tax credit two years ago.

The 15% tax credit would apply to monthly and weekly transit passes or electronic fare cards used for an extended period, for riding commuter trains and buses, city buses, streetcars and subways, and local ferries.