Critics yesterday ridiculed a federal sales tax holiday on new rental construction as a “limousine Liberal measure.” Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland introduced a GST holiday bill that dropped cabinet’s 2015 promise to link the tax break to construction of “affordable rental housing.”

“We want the builders who qualify for it to have affordable apartment rentals so Canadians could actually live in them,” Opposition Leader Pierre Poilievre told the Commons. The bill would “give tax breaks for $10 million penthouse apartments,” said Poilievre. “God forbid the limousine Liberals want all the money to go to the penthouse apartments.”

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