Andrew Scheer: Liberals Are Demonizing Canadians With Their Tax Proposal
WINNIPEG — The federal Liberals are demonizing the country's small business owners to pay for their own out-of-control spending, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Thursday.
Scheer opened a two-day meeting of Conservative MPs and senators by hammering on the Liberal government's plan to end what it calls unfair tax advantages for the wealthy by changing elements of the tax code.
Scheer says he has no doubt that the prime minister moves in circles where many people do try to avoid paying some measure of taxes, but the Tories are talking to the plumbers and ranchers trying to create jobs and save for their families.
"These are good people, hardworking people, these are honest people who are being demonized by Justin Trudeau's Liberals just to pay for their out-of-control spending," Scheer said.
The proposed changes to the tax code announced by the Liberals earlier this summer provided an unexpected political gift to the Conservatives, seeking new momentum in Opposition after Scheer was elected leader of the party in May.