Petition to Hon. Bill Morneau, Hon. Bardish Chagger, Hon. Navdeep Bains, Hon. Maryam Monsef, Katie Telford
Stop Unfair Tax Changes | #ProtectGrowth
The Canadian government is proposing sweeping changes to small business taxes. Nobody supports tax evasion or loopholes. But these changes will severely hurt small businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of our communities - they drive local economic growth and employ countless middle-class Canadians. This government has said it is committed to providing new opportunities for small businesses to grow and to helping the middle-class. But, if the government moves ahead with its tax changes, it will hinder the prosperity of small businesses. The ability of business owners to invest and grow their business will be limited, forcing many to close their businesses or cut jobs. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and its network of provincial, territorial and municipal chambers of commerce is asking you to add your voice to those of concerned Canadians. We are calling on the Government of Canada to: Rethink its proposed tax changes to ensure no harm is done to small businesses across Canada. Launch meaningful consultations with the business community to address any shortcomings in tax policy without unfairly targeting independent businesses. Consider a comprehensive review of the Canadian tax system with a view toward fairness and simplification for all taxpayers. Sign our petition to urge the Government of Canada to put these changes on hold to avoid hurting small businesses across the country. We need to hit pause and make sure we have a plan that is fair but does not kill the ability of small business to grow and hire more people.
Petition to Wayne Tebb
KPU: Revise Curriculum for ENTR 4140
Many students in the BBA Entrepreneurial Leadership program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) believe that the coursework and grading criteria for the following course is not relevant to their education: ENTR 4140: Entrepreneurial Sales and Customer Service A major component of the curriculum for this course involves raising funds for KPU. Students enrolled in this course are required to find donors (who are willing to support KPU and its students via monetary/charitable donations in the form of scholarships, etc.). Higher funds raised equal a higher grade. Students think that although raising funds for our school is a great cause, such fundraising should not be enforced upon students as a part of their coursework. Many students are simply unable to pass this course (and hence, graduate) due to a large component of their grade being skewed towards the fundraising aspect of the course. ENTR students at KPU would hereby like to request the School of Business Faculty and the Dean's Office at KPU to revise the aforementioned course to better represent the ENTR program (perhaps a New Venture Development class or a Startup Lab?) and the needs of the market.