Just received this in my email:
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To which I responded:
From: Brent Fullard
Sent: Thu, April 14, 2011 7:22:16 PM
Subject: Income Trusts
When are you going to expose Stephen Harper's lie about tax leakage that was at the heart of his income trust tax? A tax that caused the 75% of Canadians without pensions to lose an essential retirement income investment vehicle.
A tax that was imposed on income trusts held in RRSPs, but not income trusts held by pension funds like the Public Sector Pension fund that manages the retirement assets of Canada's civil servants and who exploited this unfair advantage when they acquired Thunder Energy Income Fund, and pay no taxes.
A tax that caused over 2 million Canadians to lose over $35 billion in the value of their hard earned retirement savings.
A tax that caused over $100 billion in Canadian businesses formed as income trusts to be taken over by foreigners, like the $5 billion takeover of Prime West Energy Income Trust by Abu Dhabi Energy or the takeover of TransAlta Power Income Trust by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka Shing, to mention but two of the 45 similar takeovers that caused Canadian taxpayers to lose $1.2 billion in annual revenue, since there foreign investors have structured these acquisition in a manner that will see no taxes collected by Ottawa, whereas as public income trusts held by Canadians Ottawa was collecting $1.2 billion in taxes (on these 45 trusts alone)?
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Posted by Brent Fullard at 7:22 PM