Well now. Turns out this action by the CRA and federal government isn't Trudeau's fault although he can reverse it. I'm surprised Mentalfloss didn't find this story.....
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) "has abdicated its mandate for fairness by denying the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) to eligible Canadians with disabilities" and particularly those with psychiatric disabilities
according to advocate
Lembi Buchanan of Victoria. "It has become virtually impossible for the majority of people living with severe psychiatric illnesses to access the DTC without appealing to the Tax Court of Canada," she said.
Ms. Buchanan is lobbying the new Liberal government to restore the accountability that was lost during the Harper government.
Through her intense lobbying, the need to broaden the eligibility criteria for the Disability Tax Credit received national attention and led to persons with mental and episodic disabilities benefiting from the federal tax credit."
CRA's behaviour administering the DTC, however, resulted in the House of Commons censuring them for their lack of humanity in 2002. In 2003, the government set up a Technical Advisory Council to help improve fairness. Then, in 2005, a Disability Advisory Committe was established comprised of experts including Ms. Buchanan to report directly to the minister of revenue.
Its mandate was to provide "a forum to identify the needs and expectations of the disability community" as "an important consultative forum through which members can provide helpful advice, comments and suggestions on tax measures for persons with disabilities."
At the time, Minister of National Revenue John McCallum said that "it is crucial that persons with disabilities be treated equally and fairly, and I am confident that the members of the committee will help us achieve this."
But then, in 2006, according to Ms. Buchanan, the Harper government disbanded the advisory committee.
Mentally Ill Deserve Fair Access To Disability Tax Credits