Liberals can't agree on definition of middle class

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament...

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Daniel Proussalidis, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 7:21 PM ET

OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau admitted Tuesday he's not middle-class, but declined again to define it in terms of an income range.

"No, I'm not," Trudeau said. "I've always been very lucky."

Trudeau acknowledged the "very significant legacy" he inherited from his father pays healthy dividends, but he insisted his priority is still to make life better for the middle class — a group he defines in general terms.

"People who live off their incomes are the middle class, and those who live off their assets, their portfolios, their trust funds are not," Trudeau said Tuesday, declining for a second day to give the term an income range.

The Conservatives mocked Trudeau for a definition of middle-class they say would exclude anyone depending on assets during retirement, such as people who cash in their RRSPs.


Videos

Photos