Trudeau’s plan will hurt Cana­di­ans

Northumberland Today - - OPINION -

Higher taxes help no one. Yet Justin Trudeau wants to make lo­cal busi­nesses pay more to the gov­ern­ment, re­gard­less of the work­ers whose jobs will be put at risk, or the im­pact that it will have on their com­mu­ni­ties as busi­nesses shrink or move away.

We’re not talking about multi-na­tional cor­po­ra­tions here.

We’re talking about the lo­cal clin­ics, farms, and mom and pop shops. We’re talking about the cashier work­ing at the hard­ware store down the street, or the col­lege kid who just got his first job with the neigh­bour­hood land­scap­ing busi­ness as she tries to save for col­lege.

Hurt­ing lo­cal busi­nesses that cre­ate jobs is danger­ous to the liveli­hoods of hun­dreds of thou­sands of Cana­di­ans, most of whom are our neigh­bours, fam­ily, and friends.

Prime Min­is­ter Trudeau claims his plan is all about fair­ness and com­pas­sion.

But the truth is that Justin Trudeau’s poli­cies hurt the very peo­ple he claims to help. What’s fair about the high school stu­dent who can’t find work in the sum­mer be­cause no busi­ness can af­ford to hire?

What’s com­pas­sion­ate about the me­chanic who has to can­cel ex­pan­sion plans be­cause the re­sults of his hard work last year now have to go di­rectly to the gov­ern­ment? Cana­di­ans know there is noth­ing fair about this tax hike on lo­cal busi­nesses and there is noth­ing com­pas­sion­ate about it.

The Con­ser­va­tive Party of Canada has al­ways been the party of pros­per­ity for ev­ery­one, not just the se­lect few. While Justin Trudeau sees these new tax changes as a source of rev­enue so he can con­tinue to bail out bil­lion­aire CEO’s at Bom­bardier, our Con­ser­va­tive Party un­der­stands these tax hikes will kill jobs and lead to less pros­per­ity for all Cana­di­ans.

There is an al­ter­na­tive for Cana­dian tax­pay­ers – a Con­ser­va­tive Party that re­spects the Cana­di­ans who rely on lo­cal busi­nesses for their pay­check. Con­ser­va­tives will fight this tax hike every step of the way.

An­drew Scheer Leader of Canada’s Con­ser­va­tives

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