Posted On 2017-02-08 00:00:00
February 8th, 2017
For Immediate Release
Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberals will not abandon any plans to tax Canadian health and dental plans. This tax could cost the average Canadian household an additional $1000 a year.
Despite the Finance Department revealing that this new tax was being considered, last week in Question Period Mr. Trudeau stated he would not raise taxes on health and detail plans. Fast forward less than a week and the Liberals had the opportunity to put the issue to rest by voting in favour of the opposition motion which read: “That, given the average middle class Canadian is already overburdened with taxes, the House call on the government to abandon any plans it may have to in any way tax health and dental care plans.” Instead the Liberals stood up and voted against the motion, leading us to conclude that this tax may be entertained if not immediately, at some point in the future.
“The Liberals have been spending money on office renovations, vacations and impressing members of the United Nations; the well-being of Canadians is their lowest priority” said MP Gerry Ritz, “they are looking to pad the numbers in their upcoming budget by any means necessary, including leaving the possibility of taxing health and dental benefits on the table”.
The Liberals have reneged on their promise of a balanced budget; they should not be raising taxes on hard-working Canadians to enable their spending problem.