Don’t be surprised by Liberal taxation hypocrisy

On the heels of pummelling small business with higher taxes, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals backed away Tuesday from targeting a new category of apparent cheats — low-income retail workers.

This latest Liberal tax mess comes courtesy of a plan by the Canada Revenue Agency to tax employee discounts.

So for example, a minimum-wage retail restaurant worker entitled to a free meal during a shift, or the clerk who gets discounted clothing from an employer suddenly swung into the tax-man’s cross-hairs.