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No New Tax on Health Benefits

Thursday, February 2, 2017

During Question Period on February 1, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that there would be no new taxation of health and dental benefits in the 2017 Budget.

The Prime Minister’s response comes after a concerted campaign against the taxation of health and dental benefits by a broad coalition of health care providers, including CAO. This multi-faceted advocacy strategy included a press conference, meetings with MPs, Bureaucrats, and staff from the offices of Health Minister Jane Philpott and Finance Minister Bill Morneau, as well as an online public education campaign, Don’t Tax My Health Benefits, which provided information and a form letter opposing the action to individual MPs and the Minister of Finance.   

Thank you to all who joined the more than 80,000 Canadians who participated in that campaign.

Le pouvoir de la représentation

Pendant la période des questions d’hier (1er février), le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a confirmé qu’il n’y aurait pas de nouvelle taxe sur les prestations d’assurance pour soins médicaux et dentaires dans le budget de 2017. …