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e-1259 (Tax system)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Roger Graves from North Gower, Ontario, on September 8, 2017, at 4:59 p.m. (EDT)
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Corporate income tax
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Tax relief
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • The Finance Minister announced on July 18, 2017 a public consultation on proposed tax changes affecting how private corporations operate in Canada;
  • The Finance Minister’s proposals will increase taxes on investment income for small business people to 73%, force middle class farmers and small businesses to spend more on compliance and red tape and reduce the number of family doctors in our communities;
  • As of December 2015, there were 1.14 million small businesses in Canada employing over 8.2 million Canadians (70.5%) of the total private labour force according to Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada; and
  • These proposed changes could have a significant negative impact on Canada’s economy, increase unemployment, and result in countless hard-working small business owners having to shut their doors.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Finance to: (a) cancel these proposed tax increases; and (b) honour their election promise to lower the small business tax rate.
Carleton
Conservative
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on January 31, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02003)
Government response tabled on March 19, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-29)
Open for signature : September 8, 2017, at 4:59 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : January 6, 2018, at 4:59 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
714
British Columbia
413
Manitoba
43
New Brunswick
260
Newfoundland and Labrador
35
Northwest Territories
2
Nova Scotia
144
Nunavut
1
Ontario
593
Prince Edward Island
5
Quebec
52
Saskatchewan
116
Other Countries
3
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