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.