The federal government is considering taxing employer-paid health and dental benefits. Along with adding hundreds or thousands of dollars to Canadians’ tax bills, this proposal could cause many employers to stop offering coverage to employees. When Quebec introduced a similar tax, 20% of employers dropped health and dental benefits for employees. Studies suggest the removal of this tax benefit across the board could result in a decrease of 50% of small firms that will be able to offer health benefits.
Together with The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, The Winnipeg Chamber opposes this possible move and the negative impact it could have on business and employees alike.
Please tell your MP this move would harm the people the federal government promised to champion: the middle class. For more information, please contact James Magnus-Johnston, Director of Policy at firstname.lastname@example.org.