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COVID-19: Zimmer calls on Ottawa to hold off on tax increases

Prince Geoerge-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer Credit: Bernard Thibodeau, House of Commons Photo Services
Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer

Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer is calling on the Liberal government to cancel any planned tax hikes in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

“Residents throughout the region have either lost their jobs or have had to shut down their businesses to help protect the health and safety of our communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said in a news release. “During these unprecedented times, residents should not have to also worry about having to pay higher taxes. The government should be focused on putting more money into the pockets of Canadians, not less.

“That is why we, as the Official Opposition, are calling on the Liberal government to cancel any planned tax hike during this crisis, including the April 1 increase to the carbon tax.”

Last week Ottawa unveiled a $107 billion aid package for Canadians and Canadian businesses affected by COVID-19.

“We will continue share the concerns of Canadians and offer constructive feedback to the Liberal government during this time of crisis. When it comes to planned tax hikes, the government needs to listen.”

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