After delivering the keynote speech at our Save the Family Farm town hall meeting in Red Deer, Alberta, I asked former Conservative Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz about the Liberals' worrying tax changes.
Ritz called his audience “the most stressed crowd I’ve been in front of in a decade,” due to uncertainty about exactly how the tax changes will effect farmers.
What is known, he says, is that the Liberals' "spending habits" mean they have "deficits to cover, so they have to get the money from somewhere."
Farmers seem like an easy target, Ritz adds. The Liberals have noted a demographic shift and are poised to try to exploit it:
In five to 10 years, Baby Boomer farmers were on schedule to pass their businesses down to their children; therefore the Liberals are threatening to make that difficult if not impossible.
Ritz also notes that the Liberals' consultations on these tax changes were done during the harvest season, making it impossible for most working farmers to attend.
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