Jobs will be lost in Saskatchewan due to the new proposed Federal tax changes
Posted on September 21, 2017 in News Release
Saskatoon, SK – The usual lunchtime hustle and bustle of downtown Saskatoon was interrupted
today when Saskatoon’s business community assembled to rally and protest the downtown
Saskatoon CRA Building. The rally is in opposition to the proposed federal tax changes. This
unique and rare approach by business people is being spearheaded by the NSBA, which stresses
the rally is open to all organizations and individuals who share similar concerns.
“We feel that a physical rally is an appropriate way to deliver a message regarding these
changes,” says Keith Moen, Executive Director of the NSBA. “Business people are not known for
rallying and protesting. The fact that we feel such measures are necessary should speak to
the negative effects we see resulting from the proposed tax changes.”
NSBA member Thomson Jaspar, a Saskatoon-based accounting firm, is currently heading an
initiative to make individuals aware of the effects of the proposed taxes changes. The initiative is
largely led by Michael Gorniak, a partner with Thomson Jaspar, who is one of the rally’s speakers.
Gorniak says: “The government has indicated these proposed tax changes will only affect the rich.
I would disagree with this statement as these proposed changes will affect every small business
owner, farmer and incorporated professional across the country; jeopardizing jobs in the process.”
Andrey Olinov, a member of the NSBA and young entrepreneur originally from Russia also spoke
at the rally. Olinov told the crowd, “Canada has always been a land of opportunities, a country
with a business environment where you can dream big. As a young business owner, I am afraid
this will come to an end with the proposed tax reform. It will negatively affect my business, my
staff and my clients.”
About the NSBA:
The NSBA is a member-driven and focused business association in Saskatoon that serves,
promotes and protects business throughout Saskatoon and beyond. The NSBA has recently
rebranded to be known simply by its acronym – NSBA – to reflect its current membership which
has grown considerably beyond Saskatoon’s north end. The NSBA has developed its mandate
and reputation by being a relevant, topical and effective organization that interacts with all levels
of government and industry on a variety of issues for the betterment of our local economy.