Trudeau Government Tries Blaming CRA Bureaucrats After Employee Discount Tax Backlash

Clearly, Trudeau was caught trying to hike taxes again, and cast blame on somebody else to avoid taking responsibility.

The government has had plans to tax employee discounts for months. The policy would have meant that employees – including many employees making minimum wage – would have been hit with a new tax on employee discounts. As you can imagine, this generated massive opposition. Once again, the Trudeau government was targeting working-class and middle-income Canadians for the extraction of more revenue, adding to the already out-of-control tax burden faced by many Canadians.

As the backlash grew, the government has retreated, and is pathetically trying to cast all the blame on the CRA.

This is a variation of the “If only the Czar knew” tactic. Whenever any government policy generates anger among the public, the “leader” acts as if they had nothing to do with it, and it’s just some rogue government workers or agency messing things up. Then, the leader swoops in and fixes the problem they supposedly knew nothing about.

Of course, Canadians can see through this tactic. Trudeau has already raised taxes on the middle class and working class, and is trying to hike taxes on Canada’s local businesses. Trudeau is only interested in generating the perception that he is helping the middle class and working class Canadians, he could care less about the substance.

So, his government was more than happy to hit countless employees (already living paycheque to paycheque), with a new tax that would make life even more unaffordable. Then, they got caught, a backlash ensued, and they blamed CRA bureaucrats.

Canadians deserve better than this dishonest government.

Spencer Fernando


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I think we are already past the point of no return for Canada, judging by the stories I have been reading here about Trudeau dividing the country for his own political gain.

But then again, I must soldier on and not give up.


“If only the czar knew” tactic is right on. That is exactly what trudeau did. OMG, they really think we are a bunch of idiots. Time for us to really confront this bunch of cheating thieving Liberals and say it like it is.

Clive Edwards

Tax Trudeau and all “government” workers on the “benefits” of travel, conferences, etc. If they travel to the UN, for example, and attend four hours a day of meetings, then tax them on twenty hours of expenses plus pro-rated travel time, hotel expenses and meals. If they hire “escorts” or hookers, make sure they pay taxable benefits and get receipts. This really is the most “them against us” government we’ve had in a long time, and that’s saying something – even “conservative” governments have allowed the tax department in particular to run amok.

Clive Edwards

Don’t forget to tax “government” workers, including Trudeau, for taxis, rental cars, body guards, personal use of tax payer provided cell phones, computers, personal calls on office phones, and all “tweets” and face book time. Tax payer provided toilet paper and even bathroom breaks should be taxable. Spouses should all be considered employees and their portion of living expenses taxed and CPP and EI payments made on their behalf. Lets have a special tax on cremations and funerals, as well. Don’t want Canadians getting out of life without paying their fair share now do we? Children are a luxury. “Government… Read more »


Yeah, he’s asking the CRA to fix it, but fails to say fix another screw over by the liberals!

jack grandville

Same old, same old — what else can be said?