Chamber News


Federal government reviewing health benefits taxation

A recent article in the National Post (Federal Liberals eye tax on private health and dental plans a move that would take in about $2.9B) reports the Liberal Government is considering the taxation of employer-provided health benefits. The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce has raised concerns on your behalf to Cumberland-Colchester MP Bill Casey and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau. Employers who offer these programs to their staff, recognize the value they provide, and understand any change to the tax treatment will be a detriment to staff and the business. We encourage you to support a united effort to reinforce this important policy position by sending a letter of your own to Cumberland-Colchester MP Bill Casey and Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

Click this link to access a template of the letter:

www.trurocolchesterchamber.com/images/stories/billcaseyletterbenefits.pdf

Email: Bill.Casey.A1@parl.gc.ca

Mail: Bill Casey, MP Cumberland-Colchester, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., K1A 0A6

Email: bill.morneau@Canada.ca

Mail: Finance Minister Bill Morenau, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., K1A 0A6