TRENTON, Canada

Canada rang in the new year with a flurry of new legislation, with both federal and provincial governments tackling thorny issues such as divorce, Indigenous child welfare and in some areas a ban on plastic bags.

On the tax front, the federal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has enacted laws that allow low-income earners to get a break as the amount Canadians can earn without paying tax now increases to $13,229. That ceiling will gradually move upward over four years to a maximum of $15,000.

But tax expert Brad Read of Read’s Accounting said the change is

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