Open letter to PM Trudeau

I am rebloging this because I think it is clear and important. I get that way too many Canadians think physicians are all overpaid and underworked … they’re wrong, of course, but the Liberals are counting on ignorance and prejudice to garner support for a stupid tax bill.

From the Trenches

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

I am writing to you about your government’s decision to drastically alter the ability of self employed physicians to use incorporation to save for their retirement. The ability to save for maternity leave/sick leave/disability, benefits to which most employees are entitled, will also be significantly altered. I apologize for the length of this letter but I ask your indulgence to read it in its entirety.

For background, let me tell you a bit about myself. My parents came to Canada in 1975, when your father was in power. They left behind everything: stable jobs as professionals in their home country, arriving here with a 4 year old, 2 year old and a baby on the way. They were unable to obtain jobs in their own fields so started from scratch, in minimum wage jobs. My father was eventually able to start his own business. He worked…

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