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CMA and the proposed federal tax reforms

The CMA continues to the raise concerns voiced by thousands of physicians from across the country over the federal governments proposed taxation changes. Physicians and small businesses across the country believe these changes are complex and will ultimately lead to unintended consequences affecting all Canadians.

To further understand the impact on the medical profession and the health care system, the CMA is working closely with taxation and legal experts to develop a comprehensive brief to be submitted to the federal government prior to the end of the consultation period.

Here are some of our recent activities on the issue:

  • We’ve joined the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, a group of over 50 professional organizations representing small business operators from farmers to independent businesses.
  • We met with Finance Minister Bill Morneau, at his request, on Aug. 30 to voice the concerns of physicians and the small business community.
  • We were in Kelowna in early September to host a roundtable where local female physicians discussed the gender-specific challenges of the proposed changes.
  • We asked a group of women physicians to share their concerns, from the effects on their practice, their personal lives and their ability to care for their patients. Click here to listen to their stories.
  • We’ll be advancing our concerns in front of the Finance Committee on Sept. 21.

How can you take action?