Morneau’s handling of tax reform will be a make or break issue for government

•The Finance Department can win any battle when there is a broad split in public opinion on a tax measure.

•At this point, there do not seem to be many voices siding with the Department of Finance. So Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s handling of the issue will be a make or break issue for the government.

•During the GST fight, the finance minister’s viewpoint eventually carried the day. This time, Finance is strongly in favour of a position that has the potential to create an electoral problem for the government.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured in this file photo, did his best to counter that, repeating his view that doctors should not get better tax breaks than nurses or police. But nurses and police are not self-employed while doctors are.
The Hill Times file photograph

PUBLISHED :Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 12:00 AM

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