Federal Liberals are hurting working families and entrepreneurs – and doctors
September 18, 2017 – Federal government tax reform proposals aimed at small businesses are “blatantly unfair” and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau are “insulting” in their statements against small business owners, says Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, the Ontario PC candidate in Kanata-Carleton. Dr. Fullerton states she will speak out for the interests of Kanata and West Carleton business people in the absence of any support from the provincial Premier and her Cabinet.
Dr. Fullerton is highly critical of Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins who have remained silent on the federal tax proposals that will hurt not only Ontario doctors, but all Ontario small businesses. She was front and centre at an Ottawa march to Parliament Hill organized by the Federation of Medical Women in Canada to speak out against the tax reforms.
“Small business is the backbone of our Canadian economy and to treat small business owners with such disrespect, as our Prime Minister and Finance Minister have, is deplorable,” says Dr. Fullerton. “My message to Misters Trudeau and Morneau is that ‘Small business owners are not tax-dodgers and cheats.’ Your tax proposals will adversely impact family physicians and health care professionals, entrepreneurs and store owners, and farmers managing family farms.”
“Small business owners are working Canadians, supporting their families and paying their taxes. These federal tax reforms undercut those efforts and the insinuations that have been made to pit Canadians against Canadians by the Prime Minister and Finance Minister, are quite insulting.”
“I find it very disappointing that Ontario’s business people haven’t heard any support from Premier Wynne. I find it incredulous that Health Minister Hoskins hasn’t spoken out in defense of Ontario doctors and health care workers, many who were counseled by the Province to incorporate in the first place.” Dr. Fullerton adds, “On one hand the Ontario Liberal Government encouraged doctors to incorporate and, on the other hand, the federal Liberals change the tax rules to take more of their income.”
Dr. Fullerton explains what the federal tax reform proposals mean for physicians in Ontario. Read more here: Incorporation encouraged by Ontario Liberals, Now Targeted by Federal Liberals’ Tax Grab.
At the Parliament Hill rally on the weekend, Dr. Fullerton explained she will continue to speak out against these tax proposals that will affect all businesses. “In Ontario, businesses have had enough knocks against them. They have been hit with ridiculous hydro increases, increased health and CPP payments and they must plan for an increase in minimum wage. Now, they are having the tax rules shifted under their feet, impacting many of their business decisions.”
“I will continue to speak out for the farm family in West Carleton, for the store owner in Glen Cairn, for the entrepreneur in Kanata North. This federal tax reform will impact our community directly and our small business people need our support,” states Dr. Fullerton.
Dr. Merrilee Fullerton