Walker and PC's support small businesses and local jobs with a lower business tax

Published on May 18, 2018

OWEN SOUND – Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Conservative candidate Bill Walker says a
lower small business tax is good news for local shop keepers.

“Here in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, the mom-and-pop stores and family businesses are
the lifeblood of our communities. We’re supporting them by reducing their tax rate by
8.7 per cent,” Walker said. “In addition, we are also lowering their hydro bills by 12 per
cent.”

Walker said small business hydro bills have tripled under the current government’s
energy policies, and many are struggling to stay open under the increased burden of
red tape and regulations.

“Given these realities, we can and must do better to create jobs and support
businesses,” said Walker.

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce said that 62 per cent of its members have lost
confidence in province’s economic outlook, and many are worried about the rising costs
of business. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business recently reported that
more than one-third of Ontario small businesses are thinking about shutting their doors
or moving.

“The other parties believe employers need to pay even more. We disagree,” Walker
said. “Small businesses represent 95 per cent of all employers and we’re supporting
them with lower taxes and lower hydro bills so that they can create jobs and make
communities in Grey and Bruce stronger.”

CONTACT: Ana Sajfert | votebillwalker@gmail.com | 226-909-0008