September 07, 2017

Doctors: Trudeau’s corporate tax changes will put healthcare at risk

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Two new surveys of doctors in New Brunswick paint a devastating picture for the healthcare system if Trudeau’s corporate tax changes go ahead as planned.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he's closing what he calls “loopholes” in the federal tax system that disproportionately benefit wealthy Canadians.

Most doctors, around 70 per cent in New Brunswick, operate as private corporations.

The first survey, done by the New Brunswick Medical Society, found that of the 500 doctors in that province, 46 per cent would consider taking their practice out of the province if the Liberals tax changes came into effect.

One quarter said they’d consider retiring from medicine.

Another survey by Tax Fairness New Brunswick had even scarier results. WATCH as I break down the responses.

Trudeau’s tax changes have broad reaching ramifications across all of Canada, especially rural Canada. It’s hard to get access to a doctor outside of the city. In rural Manitoba 37 per cent of family doctor positions are vacant. With fewer doctors practicing in Canada, and those that are working fewer hours, the state of healthcare in rural Canada will continue to decline.

And all of this is just another broken promise from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a string of broken promises.

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commented 2017-09-14 00:28:04 -0400
First,omg you are so well spoken and intelligent and so totally adorable. In the rural parts of this beautiful island I live on we actually have a really high number of doctors, but many of the doctors are semi-retired and plan on just transitioning into full retirement here. That’s just an interesting fact, but the result is too many patients and too few family doctors with openings for patients. A doctor needs a certain number of hours to treat each patient as he/she is responsible for the long-term health of that individual. That is an awesome responsibility, and not one doctors take lightly. A few patients become very very ill and that triples or quadruples the amount of time and paperwork required. And the average doctor studied medicine and human anatomy, not finances and how to run a business, so many have no clue how to run a business. They aren’t Machiavellian masterminds rubbing their hands in glee over taking the government for their rightful share of taxes, they rely on outside advice and focus on their work as doctors largely. It’s a tough job all by itself without the having to run a business part of it. Poor doctors put up with enough abuse from from regulatory bodies and insurance companies,& complaints about wait times for specialists and imaging and drug prices/government run drug insurance programs, it never ends. Plus, a doctor’s income is available on the web to any member of the public. It’s called the “MSP Blue Book” here. What more do they want from doctors? A pound of flesh? At least the doctor can help them cut it away for the CRA vultures.
commented 2017-09-12 02:08:44 -0400
This will also have a negative impact on the legal profession and access to justice. First, it disproportionately impacts female professionals who will now be forced to choose between taking time off to be a mother or working. Doctors aren’t the only ones who incorporate in order to keep roughly half their income from the government. Lawyers do it too. And with a shortage of both lawyers and doctors, this move will just make it that much more likely they will move to more tax friendly jurisdictions. Access to health care will suffer, along with access to justice, as professional women are forced to choose between career and family.
commented 2017-09-08 17:14:07 -0400
My doctor retired 20 years ago and I have been unable to secure a family doctor since then. I am fortunate I still have my health. Walk in Clinics…..uhhh, not so much. Yeah, the Rotten Potato is really looking out for the middle class. (sarcasm intended) with this move. Betcha none of these changes apply to him and the Lieberals!
commented 2017-09-08 14:02:41 -0400
Ironically, my family doctor raised the same “rural disaster” looming scenario several weeks ago… Even on well endowed Vancouver Island people wait years to finally get a “family doctor”… And I know from personal experience that people in rural Nova Scotia, right now, drive hours to see theirs…. It’s only going to get worse… But not in Ottawa you say?… So who cares then, eh?….
commented 2017-09-08 03:35:36 -0400
Andrew Scheer says Trudeau Liberals “are disconnected from the everyday life of middle-class Canadians.”

That’s the understatement of the decade.
commented 2017-09-08 02:10:39 -0400
This shit makes me sick! Glad I’m old & won’t be around to watch this lunatic “be proud” – which should be a pic of him (TruDope) being bent over & f**ked by a buffalo. & hope his deplorable stupid wife soon experiences FGM! …anyone with a laser sight???
commented 2017-09-08 01:20:01 -0400
Jan G good question, i think even the lawyers should be nervous about this moron.
commented 2017-09-08 01:19:18 -0400
Daryl Herman he is not the biggest cheat , that was liberal Paul Martin.
commented 2017-09-07 22:49:09 -0400
Doesn’t that kinda encourage assisted suicide and euthanasia? No other alternatives.
Only gives security to lawyers.
Speaking of which, how DOES this affect lawyers vs doctors? Lawyers usually move in a pack, like wolves. (Except for Ezra)
commented 2017-09-07 22:21:11 -0400
This bubble boy just keeps spending his political currency frivolously – One term wonder spud.
commented 2017-09-07 22:20:02 -0400
That’s what you get when you elect an airhead snowboard instructor. Thanks again to all the Canadian Nitwits that didn’t educate themselves before ticking that red box and defiantly insist that they got it right.
commented 2017-09-07 22:05:29 -0400
Most rural communities vote conservative. Coincidence?
commented 2017-09-07 22:00:56 -0400
This should get everybody’s attention , but because the LUGENPRESSERS are starting to beg for survivors benefits and grants , it will not get air play , coupled with the fact that it won’t get implemented till the beginning of the next election cycle, and guarantees another win for the CRIMEMINISTER and his Marxist government
commented 2017-09-07 20:24:23 -0400
First thing in taking over a country is to divide and after all the divisions you can conquer .that country . I’m seeing lots of division right now in Canada coming from our socialist governments and if you don’t know what happens next refer to the end of my first line . Bring it on !!! I’m sure glad I wasn’t raised to be a sheeple !
commented 2017-09-07 20:06:15 -0400
Another gem from Trudeau. Does this moron not realize that raising doctors’ income tax will only chase them to a lower tax jurisdiction, such as the United States?

Either that, or the provinces will have to increase payment to doctors to retain them, especially as Trump has signaled he will drastically cut tax rates.

If Justin The Zealot wants to make ‘a fairer’ income tax, why not instead lower other Canadians’ tax rates? We pay way too much taxes as it is, and about 30% is wasted ie not spent efficiently. (With JT surely it is higher)

Justin has about as much understanding of economics as did his old man, which is to say .. nothing.
commented 2017-09-07 19:19:45 -0400
Great report Sheila.
The Ontario Liberals have been attacking doctors for some time, now add the Feds; we cannot afford to lose any more physicians!

Ron Voss, excellent summation!
commented 2017-09-07 19:03:50 -0400
The big lie is Baby Doc and his trained seal, Morneau, are doing anything that will affect their personal estates of inherited wealth. They covered their bases before putting their estates into “blind” trust. Nor will they ever have to worry about receiving timely health care, such worries are only for the little people whose role is to pay taxes to fund corruption.

One still has to shake a head at the gullibility of voters believing the party of the Laurentians became honest.
commented 2017-09-07 18:58:53 -0400
Maybe it’s about time TruDope start PAYING taxes on his inheritance ( biggest tax cheat yet!!) – seeing as us tax payers are footing the bill everything this hedonistic bastard POS PM does @ inflated charges!
By the time this POS PM TruDope is done with Canada we’ll be in worse condition than Venezuela.
commented 2017-09-07 18:43:49 -0400
This would be the final nail in the coffin for Big Sweden, because this would force people to rely on the government more for healthcare. Just as Trudeau likes it.
commented 2017-09-07 18:42:37 -0400
Junior is working closely with team Obama in the US, and that terrorist organization, the UN. These left-wing psychopaths hate the people, so they will do anything to destroy humanity, while they live it up on the public purse.
commented 2017-09-07 18:05:34 -0400
Everything Trudeau does ends up being a disaster.