MORNEAU VS. BUSINESS

The Globe and Mail (Alberta Edition) - - REPORT ON BUSINESS -

En­trepreneurs say Ottawa’s pro­posed changes to small-business taxes are a costly ‘slap in the face’ to the peo­ple who take big risks to build the econ­omy and cre­ate jobs. The govern­ment says it’s sim­ply lev­el­ling the play­ing field, clos­ing loop­holes that widen the gap be­tween the wealthy and the mid­dle class. Who’s right?

TOP: SEAN KILPATRICK/THE CANA­DIAN PRESS; BOT­TOM: FRED LUM/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Fi­nance Min­is­ter Bill Morneau, top, wants to level the tax­a­tion play­ing field. But Hamil­ton small-business owner Joe Camillo, above, be­lieves the fed­eral govern­ment’s pro­pos­als will put en­trepreneurs such as him at a dis­ad­van­tage.

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