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There’s been talk since last year’s budget that the Trudeau government might raise the capital gains inclusion rate to three-quarters or two-thirds. (cacaroot/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
There’s been talk since last year’s budget that the Trudeau government might raise the capital gains inclusion rate to three-quarters or two-thirds. (cacaroot/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Rumours of tax hike on capital gains stoke investor anxiety Add to ...

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Speculation that Ottawa will hike capital-gains taxes in next week’s budget is spreading fear among Canadians sitting on large paper profits in stocks, real estate and other investments.

Rumours have swirled since last year’s budget that the Trudeau government might raise the capital gains inclusion rate to three-quarters or two-thirds, taking in billions of dollars a year in extra revenue, mainly from wealthier Canadians.

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