Stratford, ON – John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth—Wellington is welcoming the return of the House of Commons.
“I have been busy over the past two months attending events and meetings across Perth–Wellington,” said M.P. Nater. “I met with small business owners, agricultural producers, physicians, seniors, tradespeople, and arts and media representatives throughout this great riding. I am eager to share their views and fight for their interests this fall in the House of Commons.”
Over the course of the summer hundreds of constituents expressed their concern with the Liberal Government’s proposed tax changes to the Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC) framework.
“This Liberal Government seems to think all small business owners are incredibly wealthy and use their businesses as tax shelters. In Perth—Wellington, and across Canada, this is simply not true. The vast majority of small business owners are middle class families with family-run businesses,” said Nater.
“Small business owners worked hard to build their businesses and they collectively employ thousands of people in our region. These changes will put many businesses in Perth—Wellington at risk. Our Conservative Opposition has a lot of work ahead of them this session, but we will continue to advocate for the Canadian taxpayer,” said M.P. Nater.
M.P. Nater has also been appointed to the Shadow Cabinet and will begin his new position as Official Opposition Shadow Secretary for Interprovincial Trade and the Sharing Economy.
“For many businesses in Canada it is easier to export to a foreign country than it is to neighbouring province. For example, it remains illegal in Canada to carry beer across provincial borders. In this new role I will advocate for reduced trade barriers within Canada and work to make running a small business in Canada easier,” said Nater.
Nater will also monitor negotiations surrounding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States and Mexico.
“The issue of trade with the United States is a bipartisan issue and one that we are eager to see succeed. However, I remain concerned with the Liberal Government’s strategy with regard to the ongoing NAFTA negotiations” said M.P. Nater. “Minister Freeland and her team must focus on preventing tariffs from being imposed, and protecting the dispute resolution mechanism within the deal.”
The House of Commons is scheduled to resume sitting on Monday, September 18, 2017.