February 01st 2017: A message from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF)
We’ve got some good news. You spoke and Prime Minister Trudeau listened.
Today in Question Period, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked about his plans to make employer-sponsored health and dental benefits taxable. He responded saying that his government would not be doing this.
You can watch the exchange here:
This tax could have cost 6 in 10 Canadian families $1,000 or more a year in additional taxes.
Last week tens of thousands of CTF supporters got our Action Update, signed our petition, and sent emails to the finance minister and their local MP telling them to not tax our health and dental benefits.
This is the power that thousands of Canadians speaking at the same time on the same issue can have.
That said, it’s important that we tell the politicians when we’re happy, and not just when we’re upset.
Plus, there are still millions of Canadians without employer-sponsored health benefits that don’t get a tax break.
Can you email the Prime Minister (firstname.lastname@example.org), Finance Minister Bill Morneau (Bill.Morneau@parl.gc.ca) and your local MP (click here for their contact info) and thank them for listening to Canadians on this issue? You might also want to encourage them to still find a positive way to level the playing field for those Canadians who purchase their own health and dental benefits (i.e. without raising taxes).
Thanks for all you do. It’s clearly making a difference!
Aaron, Scott, Shannon and the entire CTF team