Monday, October 2 is the end to the 75-day consultation period for Canadians to share their feelings on proposed tax changes by the federal government.
The Chamber network has continuously asked Finance Minister Bill Morneau to extend the deadline to provide more time for discussions on the proposed tax reforms. However, the minister remains steadfast in his belief that the consultation period has been sufficient. The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC) has submitted our concerns on both the hasty consultation timeframe, and the serious impact these changes will have on small business. The submission was sent to the finance department earlier today. You can read our submission to the minister by clicking here.
Despite the consultation period coming to a close, MCC and the entire Chamber network will continue to ensure this issue does not fade away. To that end, MCC sent a letter to Premier Pallister, who has weighed in on the harmful nature of the changes, asking him to put our concerns on the agenda of the First Minister’s gathering with Prime Minister Trudeau this week. For Chamber across the network, we encourage you to follow the Dauphin Chamber’s lead and take a 40 seconds to record your thoughts and tell the federal government. You can send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be released over the course of the #ProtectGrowth campaign.