Save lo­cal busi­ness from Trudeau tax hikes

Truro Daily News - - OPINION -

To the edi­tor,

Lo­cal busi­nesses are the back­bone of our econ­omy.

They’re where we work, where we meet – the heart and soul of our com­mu­ni­ties.

Cana­di­ans ex­pect their govern­ment to stand up for th­ese lo­cal busi­nesses. But Justin Trudeau’s Lib­er­als are plan­ning huge new tax hikes that will hit th­ese lo­cal busi­nesses when they can least af­ford it.

The Trudeau Lib­er­als can’t con­trol their reck­less spend­ing, and this new tax grab is putting lo­cal busi­nesses at risk.

Nova Sco­tia Lib­eral Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment have failed to de­fend lo­cal busi­nesses. They voted against a Con­ser­va­tive mo­tion to ex­tend the con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod on th­ese tax changes, which would give lo­cal busi­ness op­er­a­tors and their work­ers a chance to have their voices heard.

Nova Sco­tia Lib­eral MPs are sit­ting in si­lence while Justin Trudeau and his govern­ment at­tempt to push th­ese tax hikes through.

They’re not in­ter­ested in how this will im­pact com­mu­ni­ties across Canada. They don’t care about how this will af­fect lo­cal busi­nesses or the fam­i­lies who run them.

Th­ese lo­cal busi­nesses are run by good peo­ple, hon­est and hard­work­ing, who put ev­ery­thing they’ve got into their work. And their work­ers de­pend on them for a steady liv­ing. They’re the me­chan­ics who keep our cars run­ning, the cof­fee shop own­ers who give us a place to get to­gether, and the farm­ers who keep our fam­i­lies fed.

Con­ser­va­tives be­lieve that lo­cal busi­nesses and the Cana­di­ans who run them de­serve re­spect from their govern­ment.

That’s why we’re fight­ing th­ese Lib­eral tax hikes ev­ery step of the way.

And we’re ask­ing Cana­di­ans to join us to save lo­cal busi­nesses.

Lisa Raitt, MP

Deputy Leader of the Of­fi­cial Op­po­si­tion

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