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Richmond Centre Electoral District
On March 8, 2017, Alice Wong asked a question during Question Period. The topic was on taxation.
The following is a transcript:
Hon. Alice Wong (Richmond Centre, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, 2016 was a difficult year for our small business owners. Their hiring credit was axed, their payroll taxes were increased, and they did not get the tax cut the Liberals promised. Small businesses are being targeted by the Liberals for being too small and the Prime Minister accused small businesses of existing solely to avoid tax.
Will the Prime Minister finally listen to our entrepreneurs and cut their taxes in the upcoming budget?
Hon. Bardish Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Lib.):
Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to rise in this House, especially on International Women’s Day. I wish everyone the best on this day, especially our women entrepreneurs.
This government has committed to making more opportunities for under-represented groups. We are working better with entrepreneurs, we are listening and engaging with small business owners, we are speaking to their customers so that we can create the opportunities they need. The solutions that our small businesses owners have are not only good for Canada, but they are amazing for export markets. We will continue to open up those markets so that we can encourage our small business owners to export, as well.