As your MP I believe that the taxpayer should pay only what the owe. I've recently mailed around my tax guide - which will help you with a list of common deductions that you may qualify for. If you need another copy, or didn't receive the guide, click here to download.
I wanted to take a moment to update you on what happened yesterday in Ottawa. At the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance I asked to undertake a study into Alberta’s economy and current unemployment levels.
I want to thank the many of you for your emails to me on taxing health and dental benefits. The Official Opposition completely agrees that such a tax is not only detrimental to hardworking families that rely on employer-provided health and dental benefits, but also simply represents an increased tax grab by the current government.
As 2017 unfolds Albertans remain concerned with the many uncertainties that exist in their everyday lives. It is my hope that when the calendar closes on this year the future will become a little more clear.
Parliament resumed sitting on January 30th and will now be in session until mid June. 2017 will be an exciting year on many fronts.
2017 will be a milestone year in Canadian history as our country celebrates its’150th birthday.
Planning for the sesquicentennial anniversary (let’s call it Canada 150) began in 2012, under the previous Conservative government, with the mandate to build our nation and celebrate our history. Celebrations that will inspire Canadians to get involved have been planned.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation at special events and activities that are being planned across the country. From local and community events to national celebrations in 2017, there will be plenty of ways to get involved and celebrate all that makes us who we are as a country. More excitement to come, stay tuned!
Summer is coming to a close which means routines are going back to normal not only for all the students but also for me as your MP. The time in Calgary and in the riding has given me a chance to speak with a great number of you and I appreciate input on your concerns and counsel. You can be assured that I will be taking your feedback with me to Ottawa as the new session of Parliament begins.
The summer provides an opportunity for families to spend time together. As we begin to close in on back to school time, I wanted to take a moment to report to the constituents of Calgary Signal Hill on an issue that will have a dramatic impact on your pay cheque. As you may be aware, the Minister of Finance recently announced changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) that will result in a significant hike in payroll taxes for business, and mandatory payroll deductions for employees.