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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, to comment on the most comprehensive tax changes in a generation is totally unreasonable.”

In his July letter to the Minister of Finance, Senator Black requested that the consultation period be lengthened to thoroughly investigate whether the proposal misses the mark and actually hurts the people it purports to help.

While the Government has refused to extend the consultation period, Senator Black remains committed to ensuring that the work of the Committee “leaves no stone unturned” in the examination of this proposal. At the end of the day, Canadians can rest assured that Senator Black plans to hold the government’s proposal to the highest standard of “sober second thought”.

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“Impairing the ability of small and medium sized businesses to turn a profit doesn’t help Canadians or Canada.” – Senator Doug Black.

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