More than 70 organizations from across the country have come together to form the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness — a unified voice to oppose the federal government’s tax proposals that would dramatically change the way incorporated small businesses are taxed in Canada.

These changes, announced in July 2017, would impose strict new regulations on tax measures that allow small business owners to invest in their business, save for retirement and support their families.

This is an unfair attack on Canada’s middle class. Professionals in nearly every sector, from agriculture to manufacturing to healthcare, could be hurt by these changes. The coalition’s representation from all sectors, and our growth to more than 70 members in just a few weeks, demonstrate how devastating these tax changes could be to Canadians.

The coalition consists of 78 organizations:

  • Advocis – Financial Advisors Association of Canada
  • Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada
  • Alberta Aerial Applicators Association
  • Alberta Enterprise Group
  • Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association
  • Association des professionnels de la construction et de l’habitation du Québec
  • Association of Consulting Engineering Companies
  • Association of Professional Canadian consultants
  • Association of Tax and Accounting Professionals
  • British Columbia Real Estate Association
  • Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance
  • Canadian Aerial Applicators Association
  • Canadian Association of Farm Advisors
  • Canadian Association of Management Consultants
  • Canadian Association of Optometrists
  • Canadian Association of Radiologists
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Bison Association
  • Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Canadian Dental Association
  • Canadian Electrical Contractors Association             
  • Canadian Federation of Agriculture
  • Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business
  • Canadian Franchise Association
  • Canadian Home Builders' Association
  • Canadian Horticultural Council
  • Canadian Institute of Financial Planners
  • Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating
  • Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
  • Canadian Meat Council
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association
  • Canadian Pharmacists Association
  • Canadian Pork Council
  • Canadian Produce Marketing Association
  • Canadian Real Estate Association
  • Canadian Roofing Contractors’ Association
  • Canadian Taxpayers Federation
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
  • Canadian Water Quality Association
  • Chinese Business Chamber of Canada
  • Coalition of Ontario Doctors
  • Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting
  • Conseil québécois du commerce de détail
  • Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario
  • Family Enterprise Xchange
  • Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec
  • Federation of Mutual Fund Dealers
  • Federation of Ontario Law Associations
  • Grain Farmers of Ontario
  • Grain Growers of Canada
  • Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada
  • Institute of Communication Agencies
  • Institute of Advanced Financial Planners
  • Independent Financial Brokers of Canada
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada
  • Merit Canada
  • Ontario Association of Radiologists
  • Ontario Federation of Agriculture
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Ontario Real Estate Association
  • Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association
  • Opticians Association of Canada
  • Private Capital Markets Association of Canada
  • Progressive Contractors Association of Canada
  • Quebec Association of IT Freelancers
  • Quebec Association of Pharmacist-Owners
  • Quebec Hardware and Building Supply Association
  • Resorts of Ontario
  • Restaurants Canada
  • Retail Council of Canada
  • Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association
  • Univet
  • Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association
  • Western Equipment Dealers Association