Revenue Minister Trumpets Tax Measures
Prince George, B.C. – Federal Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay was in Prince George this morning to participate in a roundtable discussion with the local Chamber of Commerce.
She told a packed room how her government has reduced the overall tax burden to its lowest level in 50 years.
She also described the various tax benefits her government has implemented including the Universal Tax Benefit and their controversial tax splitting scheme.
Acknowledging it’s an election year, she also contrasted those measures with calls from the opposition to scrap income splitting and introduce a carbon tax which she said would “raise the cost of everything from gas to groceries and everything else.”
Findlay also took the time to slam the NDP’S national daycare plan, noting their increased child tax benefits allow parents to decide how to spend the extra money.
She concluded her talk by discussing ways her ministry has cut red tape.
Findlay says they’ve accomplished that by doing such things as simplifying payroll remittances and allowing businesses to interact with the Canada Revenue Agency online.