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Federal Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay addresses Chamber of Commerce members.  Photo 250 News

Federal Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay addresses Chamber of Commerce members. Photo 250 News

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.


Nauseating. These people have no shame, but tactics like this and the profound stupidity of their soon to come balanced budget law show how scared they are about their impending replacement.

I wonder if the good old chamber is going to give equal time to the other major parties.

Did you see Harper in Vancouver with his “props” of young people wearing hard hats in the background? This photo op was an insult to Canadians. After the Great Recession of 2008 , and after substantial Canadian citizen job losses incurred at Royal Bank and other large institutions, and after bringing in thousands of temporary foreign workers who replaced Canadian citizens in jobs…..Harper poses with hard hats in the background…..betting Canadians will forget his lousy management of our economy and vote for him again. A vote for Harper will ensure loss of our medicare.

She told a packed room how her government has reduced the overall tax burden to its lowest level in 50 years. Sure as hell not for the Joe, Josphine worker, taxes seem to be going up in Federal, Provincial and surely local.

Taxes are not going up Federally. However cant say the same for the Provincial liberals, or municipalities.

I will be glad when the election is over, and the Conservatives get another majority Government. Only then will we get a rest from the continuing bleating of the Harper, haters.

The lefty leaners blame Harper for everything from bedwetting to traffic tickets, to losing the lottery.

Time for some people to wake up and smell the roses.

No need for federal taxes to go up.. the way Harper is cutting funding for everything.. veterans, transfer healthcare payments.. senior assistance.. safety etc.

Harper has been the best priminister we have had in my life. Lot’s of flaws but I can live with most of them and am pissed at some of them. But they are light years from the cluster f”k we would be in with the Liberal drama teacher. The ukrain, Middle east, oil collapse and an economic restructuring not seen in generations left to this tool. Good luck.

“It’s time we think of the world as a function of time and space” JT at a windsor university lecture.

The scary part is even this guy is to the right of P val.

Couldn’t agree more dow7501!

I shudder to think that there are actually people that actually think Trudeau is actually worthy of being our Prime Minister.

Some on people, seriously, we are so much better of with Harper!

Yes, who doesn’t like having a war monger as prime minister.. I think it’s great we spend billions in the Middle East that does nothing. It’s not like we have any problems at home where that money could be spent.

Love having a Prime minister who’s only focus is on profits for corporations and the rich.

Seriously Dow, you are going to laud the Harper policy in Ukraine.

He could have waited for less than a year for the scheduled election, which the opposition was expected to win in a land slide… a constitutional change of government that wouldn’t have involved a violence based coup the led to the outlawing of the Russian language spoken by half the country and leading to civil war once the private militia’s were employed to bring populations to knell by force of arms and threats of terror.

Because of Harper’s foreign policy in Ukraine… he gave a green light for the coup, he arms the combatants, sends trainers to manage the chaos, goads the Ukrainian opportunists to war, says nothing of the refugee crisis or the war crimes committed by his partisans, and has no statecraft that would lead to reconciliation or the respect of constitutional governance.

That is some accomplishment for a Canadian Prime Minister to have such an immoral foreign policy and still be considered as a viable political entity in Canada. One has to consider if he is willing to create a Ukraine situation like a puppet for the world elite… then how can we truly trust him with our rights as Canadians… clearly he is the greatest threat to the future stability of Canadian society, its only a matter of time before we are all considered Ukrainian by the likes of Harper and his ilk.

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