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Christmas Card Challenge 2017 Winner

Every year, I invite students across Alberta to participate in the Christmas card challenge. The winning submission is featured on cards sent to my friends, colleagues, and fellow senators. This year, I am proud to present the Luke Nonay’s piece as the winning submission. Luke is a third grade student at École Citadelle in Legal, AB, and I would like to thank him for sending in this excellent piece. Thank you to everyone who participated in this challenge, and I would like to wish you al…
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National Finance Report: Fair, Simple and Competitive Taxation: The Way Forward for Canada

The Senate Committee on National Finance released its report Fair, Simple and Competitive Taxation: The way forward for Canada on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  The committee’s report is the product of extensive study and cross-Canada consultations with the people who have the most to lose under the proposed changes. Senators — who began work on this report with the endorsement of the federal finance minister — recommend the government delay implementing any proposed changes for at least…
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Remembrance Day

Lest We Forget

Senator Doug Black remembers his grandfather, Corporal Malcolm Mackenzie Black, who served in both the first and second world wars, and his father, Flight sergeant John Forrest Black, who served in the Second World War. Filmed at the Canadian War Museum ’s LeBreton Gallery in Ottawa.

Update on Tax Reform Activities

As the Senate adjourns for Thanksgiving, I wanted to update you on what I am doing regarding the proposed changes to Small Business Tax and the hearings that the Senate National Finance Committee have started. Anytime those who create prosperity are attacked, I will respond. If you have any views, comments, or concerns regarding this study, please contact my office. My questions at the National Finance Committee on this study My initial question to the Department of Fina…
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Senator Black is profoundly disappointed with the termination of the Energy East project

Senator Black expressed profound disappointment at the termination by TransCanada of the Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline Projects. “This is a tremendous loss for Albertans and Canadians” said Senator Black. The Government must play an important role to ensure the realization of projects that are clearly in the national interest, and in this case the government simply sat in the back of the room. “While it is important to balance interests, if we don’t get any projects bui…
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Senator Black welcomes news of Senate study on the Government’s proposed Tax Reform

“Impairing the ability of small and medium sized businesses to turn a profit doesn’t help Canadians or Canada.” – Senator Doug Black. Senator Doug Black is pleased that the National Finance Committee has taken on the task of reviewing the Government’s proposed tax changes, as he called for in August. Senator Black was the first to take action on this issue and has repeatedly raised the matter on behalf of Canadians. “Providing Canadians with a meagre 75 days in the middle of summer, …
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Samara Canada Everyday Political Citizen

Democracy, communities, families... they can only succeed if we are active, engaged and supportive. - Senator Doug Black I am excited to be one of the Juror for this year's Everyday Political Citizen Contest.  EPC is an annual contest that profiles ordinary people who make Canadian democracy stronger. The Everyday Political Citizen contest celebrates Canada’s advocates, educators, organizers, mobilizers, volunteers and politicos whose work gives life and energy to our democracy. C…
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Unfair tax proposal discussion with Danielle Smith

This morning, I sat down with News Talk 770‘s Danielle Smith to discuss the government’s unfair tax proposal targeting personal corporations. Click here to listen to the full interview I believe that these proposal run the risk of hurting the middle class, by clamping down on the very engine of our economy — small business. I have written to the Minister of Finance to request he extends the public consultation period to November 30. I also suggest that the Senate Banking Committee holds…
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