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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.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
1,637 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to The Hon. Bardish Chagger MP, The Hon. Bill Morneau MP, The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier MP

Canadians for Camping: Supporting Canada's family-run campgrounds

On the eve of launching the 2016 camping season, family-run campgrounds across Ontario are receiving surprise tax bills that put the entire Canadian camping tradition at risk.  The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has decided that some campgrounds are too small to qualify for the small business tax deduction, demanding tax payments at rates that are greater than those of billion-dollar businesses. What?  Camping is about celebrating the great outdoors and is an integral part of our nation’s history and our identity as Canadians.  Nearly 5.8 million Canadians go camping each year, along with numerous international visitors who want to experience the natural wonder of our country.  And many campgrounds in Canada are family-run small businesses that have been around for generations. We don’t want to believe that it is the CRA’s intention to destroy the Canadian camping community...but that’s exactly what will happen if their decisions are not reversed. Campgrounds across Canada have begun receiving calls and letters from CRA warning them of reassessments because they are deemed to be TOO SMALL to qualify for the small business tax deduction, since many family-run campgrounds employ fewer than five people.  Thanks to the CRA, some family-run campgrounds now have a higher tax rate than Canada’s BIGGEST BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESSES.  That doesn’t make ANY sense. Many campgrounds are family-run, seasonal small businesses.  And with surprise tax bills in the tens of thousands of dollars, they won’t be around much longer if this isn’t reversed. We are calling on the federal government – and MPs from all parties - to support family-run campgrounds in our country.  This isn’t a partisan issue – it’s a camping issue!  And its about preserving small businesses that are under a very serious threat. We want to ensure that we have a strong, Canadian camping community in our country today, and in the future. To do that, we need to have the federal government intervene with CRA to ensure family-run campgrounds are recognized as small businesses, and pay the same taxes as other small businesses.  They certainly shouldn’t be paying more than billion dollar businesses.  Today, we need YOUR support. Together, we can make this happen.  Please sign our petition, and tell your friends, family, and neighbours that you support camping in Canada. Thank you!  

Alexandra Anderson
6,405 supporters