Taxes, Trade & Canada’s Competitiveness

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


January MP’s Report: Our Tax System is Fundamentally Broken & Unfair

December MP’s Report: NAFTA to USMCA – Not Just the Loss of “Free” Trade

September 2018 Op-Ed: My Duty, My Decision


June 2019 Newsletter – Canada Needs Comprehensive Tax Reform

June 2019 Newsletter – Rebuilding Trade Through Trust

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Spring 2019 Newsletter – Creating a Competitive Economy for Canadians 

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February 2019 Newsletter – Deliver Modern, Fair and Efficient Federal Government Services – The CRA in Chaos

February 2019 Newsletter – Make Canada Competitive Again


Question Period-43rd Session of Parliament


Member’s Statements


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.

Click here to see my presentation for the Round Table & Town Hall

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.

Click here to see my report to the Minister of Finance.