Open Letter to The Prime Minister of Canada, The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance, Hon. Bill Morneau

We are business owners and entrepreneurs. We are farmers and doctors. We are not entitled, cheating, or playing outside the rules. We are busy creating jobs to help fund Canada’s future – a future we entrusted you with.

Open Letter to The Prime Minister of Canada, The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance, Hon. Bill Morneau

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Trudeau,

Canadians elected you on a platform of hope. A Canada where the middle class, and those who hope to join it, can get ahead and dreams can be realized.

Your proposed changes to the tax code, however, are completely at odds with our shared vision for a progressive and entrepreneurial Canada.

We are business owners and entrepreneurs. We are farmers and doctors. We are not entitled, cheating, or playing outside the rules. We are busy creating jobs to help fund Canada’s future – a future we entrusted you with.

We are asking you to reconsider these harmful economic policies. They will not achieve what you desire. Instead they will extinguish the dreams of a nation of entrepreneurs and others who want to help build the greatest country in the world.

Money and talent is mobile in today’s world. If we don’t work together to create a system that motivates all Canadians, the money and talent will leave.

We are a creative and enterprising group. We believe strongly in the potential and possibility of our great country. Let’s work together to build a future where entrepreneurs can grow businesses, and all Canadians can thrive.

WE ARE CONSOLIDATED IN OUR BELIEF THAT THE PROPOSED TAX CHANGES WILL CRUSH CANADIAN ENTREPRENEURS.

The Council of Progressive Business Leaders