Trudeau Has ‘No Apologies’ For Increasing Tax Burden On Small Businesses

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t apologizing for potentially adding to the tax burden of small businesses.

Despite the growing public outcry over tax proposals that many perceive as just another tax grab, Trudeau insists he’s helping the middle-class by eliminating tax breaks that he says only help the rich.

In Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Friday, Trudeau told reporters that his tax proposals will close loopholes used by wealthy businesses — although small businesses are increasingly using these tax shelters and are crying foul very loudly.

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  • ontario john

    The Liberal Party apologizing for raising taxes? That’s the funniest thing I have heard so far this morning. Besides, someone has to pay for little Justin to travel all over Canada and the planet.

    • Mark Matis

      And someone has to pay to support all those immigrants who are coming to the Great White North to work all those jobs that Bob and Doug McKenzie simply will not do…

      • robins111

        Yah, but Justy would never ever make fun of Theresa Spence gaining weight on a hunger strike

    • Alain

      Well, we could not expect him to use his own fortune.

  • CodexCoder

    Justin’s socialists are running out of other people’s money, and are about to make a huge mistake. In Ontario, corporations are running for any other jurisdiction they can find in order to avoid high taxation, and utility prices. That only leaves the small incorporated businesses and once they have squeezed us dry, there will be no more corporate tax revenues left as there are ~100000 small businesses left in Canada. They won’t be able to borrow, and there will be no more sheep to fleece. In short, Canada will become Greece with more real estate. All the gold plated government pensions will vanish, and austerity will be forced upon the bureaucracy by their own greed and lack of foresight.

    Look down the tracks, the freight train is approaching at high speed, and Justin has his hand on the lever.

    • Cat-astrophe

      Great post CodexCoder.

      This same scenario is being played upon all western nations, Greece was, in my estimation, the template of action that fortells our future.

      Vilified throughout the western world for their glutonous use of borrowed money and tax evasion, people of our own culture cheered as just punishment their banishment to third world status.
      The fools cannot see it for what it was…..our own future, complete with Bank “Bail ins”.
      (as a foot note, the discovery of a huge gas deposit off the coast of Greek Cyprus then showed how fast the PTB can make it all happen, if you will)

  • robins111

    But But But… That mean old Harper made Duffy pay back money that he’d scammed by padding his expenses. .

    • ontario john

      Harper was only an economist. Trudeau was a part time snow board instructor. Canadian voters know what is important. He is so cool and wonderful.

      • Justin St.Denis

        And just like his dad, little Justin has a younger brother he can pass the reins to when he decides being king is too boring. His mother’s husband would be so proud.

        • ontario john

          Sort of like North Korea with no nuclear weapons.

  • David Murrell

    On topic, and BREAKING NEWS!! Andrew Coyne, the federal Liberal governments main jo-boy at the National Post, says that the federal tax increases against small businesses do not go far enough:
    http://nationalpost.com/opinion/andrew-coyne-the-real-problem-with-the-liberals-tax-reform-plans-they-arent-big-enough
    The semi-official Liberal spokesman at the NP calls the tax hikes “tax reforms” — we get the picture.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Well at least we know he has an economic plan…destroy Canada by finishing what his guardian started.

  • Marius K

    The Liberal government helping those who are putting so much work into envy others.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      His old man was a piece of shit, and he is a piece of shittier.

  • DMB

    After Justin’s carbon tax scheme this is the second largest wealth transfer scheme the Liberals are planning to implement. Here we have many small business many of them are already having a difficult time trying to adjust to a $15 hour minimum wage, having to work long hard hours with no benefit or pension plan merely to earn a modest living now being asked to take on another major burden by paying more in taxes. These taxes are not only going to pay for Justin’s lavish lifestyle and virtual signaling but to pay for the PUBLIC SECTOR extraordinarily high wages, generous benefits with a defined benefit pension plan while those in the private sector either have a defined contribution pension plan (usually those working for large private employers) or have no pension plan what so ever (mainly small business owners). The public sector unions are contributing to this by aiding the Liberals with their attacks against the private sector in general out of sheer greed for more money and power. It is time to ban public sector unions since they are the main driver of the Liberals attack on the private sector.