Remember during the election when Justin sat down with his friend Peter Mansbridge for that friendly tête-à-tête during which Trudeau revealed that he thought many small businesses were just shell companies set up to avoid taxes?
Peter and the CBC let that comment slide but we didn’t because it seemed obvious that it revealed something about Trudeau himself. For one, how out of touch he was with regular hard working Canadians and for another, perhaps it said something about his own experiences with tax avoidance?
This should surprise no one but it turns out Justin was speaking from personal experience and certainly knows what he’s talking about at least for himself and his brother who had several numbered companies set up for them, allowing them to defer taxes for a very long time.
Despite repeated claims of transparency, it turns out he’s actually been quite opaque. Various journalists, including Le Journal, have asked pointed questions on the subject but have not received answers.
When the Prime Minister is going around denigrating small business owners suggesting they only set up companies to shelter income and casting aspersions on everyone else, isn’t it incumbent on him to really be honest about how he has organized his own affairs to avoid taxes?
Justin Trudeau’s been caught, just like his Finance Minister Bill Morneau.
I’d say shame on them but we’re quickly learning these Liberals, have no shame.