Canadian Taxpayers Podcast

#29 BC Liberals Look at Chopping PST, Wealth Taxes Will Hurt Families, and Julie Payette Breaks the Bank

Canadian Taxpayers Podcast
#29 BC Liberals Look at Chopping PST, Wealth Taxes Will Hurt Families, and Julie Payette Breaks the Bank
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News at the Top – BC Liberals Looking at Ending ICBC, Chopping PST

With an election ongoing in British Columbia, the B.C. Liberals have made a pair of big promises. The first is to get rid of the PST for a year. The second? Get rid of the monopoly auto insurance dumpster fire. That promise has our B.C. Director Kris Sims excited.

Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/taxpayers-support-promise-to-open-icbc-to-competition?id=18674

Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/open-icbc-to-competition

Deep Dive – Wealth Taxes Will Hurt Families

The NDP wants to create a new wealth tax that Trudeau would burn through in a week, and could have severe economic impacts that the government is not aware of. Our Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton dives into the impact of a massive tax on assets.

Links: https://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/en/blog/news/RP-2021-017-M--net-wealth-tax-canadian-resident-economic-families--impot-patrimoine-net-familles-economiques-residant-au-canada

https://financialpost.com/opinion/canada-doesnt-need-a-wealth-tax

Waste Watch – Julie Payette Breaks the Bank

Julie Payette got a $650,000 party when she was sworn in as Governor General, we all paid for it, and none of us were invited. We have all the details on the extravagant, over-budget affair.

Link: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/julie-payettes-swearing-in-ceremony-blew-past-its-pre-approved-budget-documents-show

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