Federal budget set for March 19

Mark your calendars for March 19. Finance Minister Bill Morneau will unveil his government’s budget for the year. He told media the budget will focus on issues such as “skills training, the housing needs of millennials, seniors’ issues and the cost of prescription drugs”.

In addition to our pre-budget submission, Canadians for Tax Fairness messaged the Minister asking for several key important changes: eliminate unfair tax loopholes, tackle tax havens and corporate tax avoidance, level the digital playing field, and end snow-washing. We will also continue lobbying the government for a thorough and inclusive review of Canada’s tax system.