• Advocacy

    Federal Proposed Tax Changes

  • A Message From Our President Regarding the Federal Government's Proposed Tax Changes:

    During the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's AGM & Convention in Fredericton, we had the opportunity to hear from Finance Minister Bill Morneau, in response to the federal government's proposed tax changes.

    We were not impressed.

    In a press release issued by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce said, "In speaking with our network of more than 200,000 businesses, it is the farmers, mom and pop shops, and entrepreneurs who invested everything into their businesses who are the most scared of the government's proposed tax changes... The government has not answered their concerns today."

    During the policy debates, the membership of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce approved a resolution calling for the federal government to extend the 75-day consultation period and bring in an independent commission to review the full impact of the changes. The consultation period ends on Monday October 2nd.

    This is a call to action.

    The Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce is asking our members to join businesses from across Canada in spreading the message that the proposed tax changes will impact their business.

    Please prepare a brief (under 1 minute!) video explaining who you are and how the proposed tax changes will impact your business. Share it on Facebook and Twitter using #ProtectGrowth and #ConsultTheNorth

    Be sure to tag us in your videos so we can share them with our network!

    Facebook: @YKChamber

    Twitter: @YKChamber

    Don't have social media? Don't worry! Email your video to: ExecutiveDirector@YKChamber.com and we'll share it on your behalf.

    We don't have much time, but we want to show the Canadian business network that the North has a voice and we stand united against the proposed tax changes!

    Download our letter to Member of Parliament Michael McLeod and Members of the 18th Legislative Assembly here.

    Want to know more about the proposed tax changes? Download key messages from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce here.

    Want to read the Canadian Chamber's policy resolution that was passed at the 2017 AGM and Convention? Download it here.

    For Media Inquiries, please contact:

    Renée Comeau
    President, Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce

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