Good News if you were Worried
that the Federal
Government Will Tax Your Bell
On Februrary 1st in Question Period, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked about his plans to make employer-sponsored health and dental benefits taxable. He responded saying that his government would not be doing this.
This tax could have cost 6 in 10 Canadian families $1,000 or more a year in additional taxes. Last week tens of thousands of Canadian Taxpayers Federation supporters got an Action Update, signed a petition, and many other Canadians sent emails to the finance minister and their local MP telling them to not tax our health and dental benefits.
This is the power that thousands of Canadians can have speaking at the same time on the same issue.
That said, it’s important that we tell the politicians when we’re happy, and not just when we’re upset.
Plus, there are still millions of Canadians without employer-sponsored health benefits that don’t get a tax break.
You can email the Prime Minister (firstname.lastname@example.org), Finance Minister Bill Morneau (Bill.Morneau@parl.gc.ca) and your local MP (click here for their contact info) and thank them for listening to Canadians on this issue? You might also want to encourage them to still find a positive way to level the playing field for those Canadians who purchase their own health and dental benefits (i.e. without raising taxes).