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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 thi…
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…
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 i…
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 gi…
Edmonton Rainforest Initiative
As I continue my discussion with Innovators and Start-Ups in Alberta, I recently had the chance to sit down with James Keirstead and Cheryl Watson to discuss the Rainforest Initiative in Edmonton. This is one of the most exciting initiatives that I have learned about in recent months and I had the pleasure to meet with the Calgary group a few months ago, and I wanted to hear about the work of the newest group in Edmonton.
Discussing my concerns about tax reform on the Ryan Jespersen Show
During my visit to Edmonton, I dropped in and spoke with Shaye Ganam on 630 CHED about my concerns with the Government’s proposal to reform Small Business Tax. I discussed my concerns about the unintended consequences of the Government proposal and the unfairly short consultation period, a mere 75 days over a Canadian summer. Click here to listen to the full interview
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 Commi…
Senator Black Requests Hearings Over Concerns for Canadians on the Government’s Tax Reform
Tax reform has many potential impacts on Canadians. While I fully support tax fairness for all Canadians, any changes to the existing law should be done with proper consultation with Canadians and Canadian businesses.-- Senator Doug Black Senator Doug Black made the following statement today regarding the tax changes proposed within the Tax Planning Using Private Corporations consultation paper issued by the Department of Finance Canada: “Tax reform has many p…
Is Canada Open for Business? Investment Challenges for Canada
This week, the National Post published an Editorial on an issue I have been speaking about for 4 years. The time has come for Canadians to have a frank and open debate about competitive and investment challenges for Canada. As the National Post points out, the nation needs a solid economic policy. Read the editorial.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and the provincial and territorial premiers RE: Climate Competitiveness
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce recently sent an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and the provincial and territorial premiers on the subject of climate competitiveness. I am in full agreement with the Chamber’s point and will continue to draw these fundamental concerns to the government’s attention at all opportunities. I urge you to read the letter from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.