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Tower has historic value

Federal gov’t priorities?

Remembering heroes The Trudeau government and also work as an Keeping eeping
In Touchouch
Unpaid leave to has a three-part plan to From the incentive for future In T
care for seriously eliminate what it brands Publisher’s Desk entrepreneurs. After all, no Beyond the Blue
ill relative A new choice... "small business tax Dana McArthur one in their right mind by Royboy by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
loopholes" in order to 'level would take on the risks and
the playing field'. Opponents responsibilities of a small
of the plan see it as little more than another business and employees, if there were not a least
Letter to the Editor tax grab. some tax benefits.
The proposed changes to Canada's tax One change will eliminate an incentive that
system target small business owners enables small business owners to use their My
including retail and convenience store companies to shift some of their income to ViewPoint
owners, farmers, restaurant owners, as well family members who pay a lower personal tax
There is also fears, according as service providers such as therapists, rate. A claw-back that would net the government by Adrienne Tait
to the Wildrose, that the NDP
Building Canada Plan accountants, and doctors. a whopping $250 million per year. Hardly a
may be pulling funding for It seems, in the eyes of the Trudeau considerable sum in Canada's nearly 4 trillion
self-managed care. Self- liberals, that owning a small business budget.
managed care allows means you are worth billions and are also Another change will limit the use of passive
Tip greater flexibility in likely cheating on your taxes. investments in stocks or real estate for Views & News West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
companies. However, investing outside of one's
This is a prevalent attitude among many
meeting individual
of needs and certainly uninformed bureaucrats who have never main business is a viable way to buffer from by Deanna Mitchener
invested in a business and have no idea
industry-specific downturns. It can also make
was of benefit in my
the difference in having a decent pension
what it's like finding the next sale, paying
the Hat mother’s care. the rent, paying the next quarter of taxes, savings, or not. Letter to the Editor Policy
and making sure employees have jobs.
The third reform will limit the ability to
Small businesses are a labour of love and convert a company's regular income into capital The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to
the backbone of the economy. But the fact gains, which are typically taxed at a lower rate
is, small business owners simply don't have —a helpful advantage that has already been the editor.
Letter to the Editor Policy the same protection that most employees effectively whittled away. All letters are published at the discretion
The Weekly Anchor welcomes have. There are no employment insurance The federal plan has created a storm of of the editor-publisher who reserves the the NDP invoking closure on Man in the
letters to the editor. benefits, no paid vacations, no severance backlash from business owners across Canada, right to edit for clarity, length and libel. debate for Bill 6 despite
All letters are published at the discretion of the editor- pay or requirements, and no matching who already pay one of the highest effective tax Wildrose MLAs tabling a Red Hat
rates on business investments in the G7. And
publisher who reserves the right to edit for clarity, length pension plans. frankly, there is no better way to alienate small Letters published do not necessarily petition signed by over by Craig McArthur
As entrepreneurs, small business owners
and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the take on huge financial risks and business owners that to brand them all as cheats. reflect the policies or beliefs of this 30,000 Albertans who are
policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must responsibilities. The potential of losing This is little more than a poorly thought out newspaper. All letters must bear the name against the bill.
bear the name of the writer and include the address and Letter to the Editor everything they've worked for can teeter on plan that takes even more from small businesses of the writer and include the address and
telephone number, which will not be published. every downturn in the economy or changes and the self-employed —and for what? To give
to any of the million factors (including more to Omar Khadr or Bombardier's saga of telephone number, which will not be
government policy) that keep small bailouts? published.
Riding Update: businesses viable. —because it certainly doesn't seem it's the Robin Campbell, MLA
Are these the Liberal government's priorities?
The very few tax advantages left to small
businesses are often crucial to their success, economy and creating jobs. Independent seniors’ advocate needed Hello again… West Yellowhead

to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
Television Service Provider Code Takes Effect The Weekly Anchor
Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Member of the
Edson & District Chamber &
MP Eglinski is pleased to inform residents that, as • Provide customers with a timeframe and Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber K
of September 1, 2017, the Television Service Jim Eglinski information on any potential charges regarding From the by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion Provider Code will come into effect. The Code was service calls for installations and repairs. Publisher’s Desk
• Give thirty days’ notice to consumers in the
Dana McArthur
created to help Canadians make informed choices
about their television service provider and resolve MP Yellowhead event of a change in price of channels, bundles of
disputes in a fair and effective manner. channels or rental equipment.
“During last year’s Let’s Talk TV proceedings, • Provide customers with a Critical Information The Commission for Complaints for Telecom-
many people expressed their frustrations over Summary and a copy of the agreement which television Services (CCTS) will administer the
Riding Update: television service providers not providing adequate includes a list of channels or packages they Code. Complaints can be filed using an interactive
information about service packages and pricing,” subscribe to, their monthly charges for services, the questionnaire at
stated MP Eglinski. “Now, consumers will not only commitment period and how to file complaints. “When it comes to television services, Canadians
have access to that information, but they will also • Clearly set out the duration of promotional should have flexibility and choice in their
have access to an effective platform to make offers, the regular price once any discounts end, programming – programming with reasonably
complaints about the delivery of service.” and any obligations placed on a consumer if they priced services that meet the diverse interests of Rob
Starting in September, television service providers accept the offer, such as a minimum commitment Canadians and protect Canadian jobs,” concluded Conservative
must: period. MP Eglinski. Merrifield

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