The current tax status quo as the biggest barrier to the country’s ability to increase our global competitiveness and to attract investment to Canada.
Canada’s corporate tax structure no longer has the ability to compete with the U.S., and foreign investment is leaving Canada at an alarming rate – with $100 billion in outflows in 2018. This compounded by the increase of personal taxes in the highest income bracket and the loss of global talent.
The need for tax reform cannot be overstated, and it must be more than just tinkering with tax credits or lowering a tax bracket. It requires a comprehensive, in-depth restructuring of corporate, small business and personal taxes that addresses both the state of the global economy and the realities of employment and the needs of Canadian society.
I encourage you to click through the links below to see what I have been doing as the Member of Parliament to ensure this important federal priority is heard in the riding and in Ottawa.
Articles & Newsletters
Question Period-43rd Session of Parliament
Questions in the House – NAFTA 2.0/USMCA
A Carbon Tax Will Hurt Our Economy
Events in our Community
Taxes, Tariffs, Trade & Canada’s Competitiveness – Round Table (Feb 8, 2019) and Town Hall (Feb 24 2019)
On Februrary 8th, I hosted a Round Table on Taxes, Trade and Canada’s Competitiveness with local business leaders. On February 24th, I hosted a Town Hall on Taxes, Tariffs and Trade to discuss what local business leaders were saying on this topic with our community. The message from the room was clear – business owners and many of my constituents are concerned about our country’s personal and corporate tax system that is neither fair nor balanced and difficult to navigate. There are also concerns regarding current challenges to trade relationships, increasing foreign capital leaving Canada, and jobs being lost across the country.
Tax Fairness Town Hall – September 25, 2017
On September 25, 2017 I hosted a Town Hall to discuss the government’s proposed changes to small-business taxes over the Summer of 2017.
It was a difficult, but important conversation and it was a credit to all who attended and to our country’s sense of democracy, that we were able to have such a profound and productive discussion.
I sent a report that reflects the perspectives that were shared with me, to the Minister of Finance.