I recently picked up the Tax Guide at our local post office, published by our MP Guy Lauzon. Most tax measures in the guide are OK, some implemented by the previous Liberal government, and others adopted by the current Conservative government.
Otherwise, the document is a disgusting partisan rag paid by our tax dollars. If Guy Lauzon paid for this from Conservative Party funds, then fine, but the document does not say that.
It would be appropriate for the Department of Finance or the Canada Revenue Agency to publish a non-partisan tax guide for circulation in post offices and other public locations. But this thing says “Conservative” in almost every paragraph. It makes me wonder if opposition MPs can publish a tax guide for their constituents, who have access to the same tax measures.
Take Page 11: “By supporting the job creators, our Conservative Government is staying focused on jobs and the economy”. That would be a fine, although debatable, statement in an election campaign, but it has no place in public document from the government of Canada. It is akin to the Government of Canada using the Conservative logo on symbolic checks for news events, which was common practice a few years ago until a public outcry pushed the government to shelve that practice.
Conservative MPs need to stop using public funds for partisan purposes.
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