Member’s Statement – 2017.10.05 – Tax Changes


Members’ Statement
October 5, 2017

Mr. Len Webber (Calgary Confederation, CPC):

Mr. Speaker, I have a letter from a constituent in Calgary Confederation,  Dr. Shannon Rabuka, and she wrote:

If I was angry before, now I am furious.

When meeting recently to discuss possible tax scenarios if the Liberal tax changes are implemented, it was suggested that my family consider an individual pension plan.

I was absolutely dumbfounded when one of the candidate products was offered by Morneau-Shepell.

When I looked into it further, it seems as though Morneau-Shepell is one of the largest vendors of these plans.

It appears as though the Finance Minister stands to directly benefit from the proposed changes to our country’s tax law.

I am not averse to a comprehensive overhaul of tax law to make the system more fair — even if that means that my husband and I pay more tax.

However, it is really starting to look as though “fairness” does not apply to the Finance Minister himself.

The Finance Minister’s company will benefit from these changes while small businesses suffer.  It doesn’t look fair because it’s not!

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