Québec, QC – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and Leader of the Official Opposition, announced today that a Conservative government elected in 2019 will negotiate with the Government of Quebec to establish a single tax return, administered by the Government of Quebec.
“While our Listening to Quebecers tour isn’t over yet, everywhere we go people are talking about the need for a single tax return. There is a consensus in Quebec in favour of the proposal. The National Assembly even voted unanimously on a motion to support it, but Prime Minister Trudeau unequivocally rejected the idea,” said the Conservative Leader.
Currently, Quebecers are the only ones who must prepare two tax returns; one for the federal government and one for the provincial government, and they must deal with two distinct entities, the Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Québec.
“The Conservative Party wants to make life easier for Quebecers, and a single tax return is a great opportunity to show that we are listening and respecting provinces, unlike the Liberals. Justin Trudeau tries to centralize power in Ottawa every chance he gets. Conservatives believe that provinces should have greater powers and that they don’t need the Prime Minister to tell them how to manage their business,” said Scheer.
“We are committed to protecting the Canada Revenue Agency’s expertise and ensuring that no jobs are lost during the transition. A single tax return is only the first step a Conservative government will take in 2019. We still have all summer to listen to Quebecers and prepare our platform for the next election,” concluded Scheer.
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