Justin Trudeau made a comment during an interview with the CBC’s Peter Mansbridge broadcast on September 8 that his opponents and many Canadians have taken issue with!
He said “I think small businesses should be paying less taxes, we just have to make sure that it’s done right… We have to know that a large percentage of small businesses are actually just ways for wealthier Canadians to save on their taxes and we want to reward the people who are actually creating jobs.”
Is Justin right? Are people running their own job just to get a tax break and find away to avoid paying their fair share of taxes?
The NDP argue that he’s smearing small business owners as tax cheats.
Conservative Jason Kenney says small businesses are the heroes of our economy.
Following the interview’s broadcast, Trudeau continued to defend his opinion, claiming that there are several studies showing that upwards of 50% of high net worth individuals incorporate to avoid paying high taxes.
If you’re a small business owner, are you using you operation to dodge the taxman? If you’re running a profitable business that provides a product or service AND employs a few people, is it fair that you get a little tax break?