Scheer in Weyburn for Small Business Owner Roundtable on Tax Changes

January 4th, 2018 (Weyburn) – Dr. Robert Kitchen, Member of Parliament for Souris – Moose Mountain, today hosted the Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Official Opposition, at a roundtable discussion with local business professionals in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

Local business operators are concerned about the Liberal government’s plan to raise taxes on their businesses, and about the consequences that these tax hikes will have on communities in Souris-Moose Mountain.

“I was happy to host Andrew in Weyburn so that he could meet some of the hardworking people from my riding who will be negatively impacted by the Liberal’s attack on local businesses,” said Kitchen. “These tax changes will have serious repercussions on local business owners in rural Canada and in rural Saskatchewan in particular.”

Under relentless pressure from Canada’s Conservatives, the Liberal government retreated from its first set of proposals for these tax hikes. However, their delay in releasing the details of these changes has prolonged the uncertainty faced by local businesses and the workers, who have been unable to make future plans about savings, investments and retirement.

“Local businesses create jobs and opportunities in communities across Canada, and so many Canadians depend on them for a good living. That’s why our government needs to treat local businesses with respect. Conservatives will keep fighting for lower taxes for all Canadians: families, individuals and businesses,” said Andrew Scheer.

“I know that we as Conservatives will continue to be the voice of the taxpayer, and I sincerely appreciate Andrew’s hard work, dedication, and leadership on this issue. Our local business owners are the backbone of the community, and we will fight this tax hike every step of the way,” concluded Kitchen.

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