Chamber urges area MPs to ‘stay away’ from taxation of health care benefits

Taxing benefits would cost employees money will discouraging employers from offering benefits

The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce has written to area Members of Parliament and the Federal Minister of Finance urging legislators to steer clear of any plans for taxing health and dental benefit packages provided by employers. Click on this link to read the letter.

‘We do this on behalf of our members on a consistent basis. Our role as the Voice of Business in our community is acknowledged by elected government officials and regulators at every level and it’s one that we take very seriously.’—Shirley de Silva, CEO, Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber is also encouraging its members to visit the website—www.donttaxmyhealthbenefits.ca—where more information is available along with suggestions on how to take action.

The Chamber often sends correspondence such as this to elected officials on behalf of members, taking a stand on issues of importance to the local business community.

“We do this on behalf of our members on a consistent basis,” said de Silva. “Our role as the Voice of Business in our community is acknowledged by elected government officials and regulators at every level and it’s one that we take very seriously.”

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