Liberal Tax Grab Worrisome to Local Business Owners

September 22, 2017

MP Clement Visits Sawdust City to Highlight Owners’ Concerns

GRAVENHURST – Parry Sound-Muskoka MP, Tony Clement, visited Sawdust City Brewery in Gravenhurst this morning to highlight the serious concerns local business owners have with the Liberal government’s proposed tax grab.

“Businesses like Sawdust City Brewing Company, and thousands of others across Parry Sound-Muskoka and the country, are realizing the vast negative impact these changes will have on their ability to expand and create jobs,” said Clement. “These changes will impose a double taxation on local businesses and family farmers, meaning they will pay a 73% tax rate on their investment income.”

The Prime Minister and his Finance Minister have no answers as to why they want to burden business owners, like Rob Engman, owner of Sawdust City Brewing Company, with higher taxes, jeopardizing job creation and expansion.

“These changes are certainly worrisome. It is already challenging for business owners to succeed and expand, and additional roadblocks put in place by the government are not helpful. I sincerely hope the Liberal government will hear the concerns of business owners like myself and abandon these tax changes in favour of much needed incentives for small business,” said Engman.

Check out the video from Sawdust City on Facebook:

At Sawdust City Brewery to talk about the Trudeau Tax Grab

Posted by Tony Clement on Friday, September 22, 2017

MP Clement will be hosting two public information sessions on the proposed tax changes:

Friday October 6
in Partnership with the Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce
Parry Sound Community Hub
10 AM to Noon
82 Gibson St.

Thursday October 12
Quality Inn
300 Ecclestone Dr.
6:30 to 8:30 PM
Guest Speakers, Ken Garth, Scott Conner BDO Canada LLP
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