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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
1,744 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to The Hon. Kathleen Wynne MPP, Kathleen Wynne, Premier , Premier of Ontario

Premier Wynne, please fix this...or give back our $4 million

Families that live in the Townships of Georgian Bay, Lake of Bays and Muskoka Lakes are being forced to pay $4 million a year EXTRA because Premier Wynne’s government won’t fix the Police Services Act. What? In 2014, the Government of Ontario created a new funding formula for OPP police services, which calculates the amount that each municipality must pay (and is reflected in municipal property taxes).  Of the 323 municipalities in Ontario that use the OPP, there is only one municipality in the entire Province that DOES NOT follow the formula (or an alternative that has unanimous support): the District Municipality of Muskoka.  Instead, the District has come up with a different formula that shifts a large portion of the costs for policing from the Towns to taxpayers in the Townships. The impact of this scheme is that families in the three Townships combined are forced to pay an EXTRA $4 MILLION EACH YEAR.  Premier, that is just wrong.  I absolutely believe in paying my fair share of taxes to fund the services that we all benefit from in society.  Those are Ontario values – ones that my family fully supports.  However, this scheme takes additional money out of our family budget. I don’t want to live in a Province where 323 municipalities follow one set of rules, and one municipality does not. As an Ontarian, I expect your government to fight for fairness, wherever injustice may be.  There are numerous examples where your government has acted and intervened to address issues in Toronto and the GTA…but when it comes to small town Ontario, too often we feel ignored. Premier, we urge you to take action to resolve this situation and ensure that this cannot happen again – either in the District Municipality of Muskoka – or elsewhere in Ontario.  We simply want to follow the Province’s formula for dividing OPP police services costs in our District – just like 323 other municipalities in the province do.  Please show us that you care about rural Ontario.  Please fix this issue in the Police Services Act when amendments are introduced this fall.   And if you wont demonstrate leadership by fixing this, please give us our $4 million back.    

Greg Knight
646 supporters
This petition won 2 months ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau, Bill Morneau, Canada Consultation

Devastating Tax Legislation

Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tabled legislation that will dramatically alter the tax regime for families, privately owned companies, professionals and even farmers. The potential adverse consequences of this legislation are only now coming to light as it was released during the summer vacation period. Individual entrepreneurs and professionals will be taxed up to 73% on investment income paid to them from their companies. Companies will be penalized for preserving capital even if required to do so by their bank. Families will be taxed at the highest rate of the chief bread-winner and tax inspectors will have the discretion to decide what is fair compensation for a stay at home spouse. Assets left to the next generation will be potentially taxed up to 93% thus ruining family businesses. This is the biggest tax grab and it is the most draconian tax legislation ever proposed in Canadian history. Without the potential for profit business owners will not take the risk of investing their money. We will lose our entrepreneurs and the jobs they create. Bill Morneau intends to introduce the legislation by October 2, 2017. All Canadians will be adversely affected if this onerous tax bill passes. By signing this petition you are indicating your opposition to this tax legislation. An email to Bill Morneau ( and Justin Trudeau ( will also help.  

Taxation 2017
115,745 supporters