New figures show New Brunswick’s 6,000 wealthiest earners largely escaped paying more income tax in 2015, despite a move from the Gallant government to significantly raise tax rates on the group — and predictions the change would generate millions in new revenue.

“We are creating two new tax brackets that will see the richest New Brunswickers contribute more during these difficult times,”  announced former New Brunswick finance minister Roger Melanson during the government’s first budget speech in 2015.

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