The federal Conservative party is taking a stand against some major changes to the tax system which were recently announced by the Liberal government. Portage-Lisgar M.P. Candice Bergen says under these changes small businesses across Canada will be forced to pay much more, noting it appears Prime Minister Trudeau thinks that small business owners have been trying to cheat the system. Bergen says the Conservatives and most people across the country would disagree with that assessment, because we know that small businesses create jobs.
She notes whether it's the owner of a convenience store, a hairdressing salon, or a gas station, these folks work long hours and have put a lot of their own money at risk. Bergen adds the changes announced by the Minister of Finance will have a devastating effect on everyone. She says as Conservatives they're going to fight against this Liberal tax which she feels is very disrespectful to small business owners all across Canada.