CanCon Podcast Ep. 84: Minister Morneau, what were you thinking?

Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Bill Morneau, Canada’s Minister of Finance, says his proposed tax changes are about “levelling the playing field.” Our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, said last week at a town hall filled of freaked out doctors that “tax changes will not hit those making less than $150,000.” But doctors aren’t the only ones freaked out – small business to the highest levels of Canadian tech are concerned that the proposed changes to corporate tax rates, income splitting, capital gains, and passive income.

Tune in as CanCon’s podcast crew – Rob Kenedi, TWG’s General Manager in New York and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast, Matt Roberts, Partner at ScaleUP Ventures, Josh Zweig, Co-founder of LiveCA, Erin Bury, Managing Director of Eighty-Eight, and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor in Chief – evaluates the harmful effects of the federal government’s proposed tax changes to Canadian tech.

Have some hot takes on the topics that we covered? Maybe you want to suggest something for a future podcast! Perhaps you have a burning question about something you read in tech news that we didn’t cover. Email us, post a comment below with the answer or question, or better yet, rate CanCon 5-stars on iTunes and post your thoughts there.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 84 (09/11/17)

The taxman is coming
A 93% tax rate? Private corporation tax could make it possible
Bruce Croxon has some thoughts on the proposed tax changes
StartUp North on the life of an entrepreneur
Tax changes are about levelling the playing field
Trudeau’s Proposed Tax Changes Devastating for Small Businesses: A letter to the Department of Finance

Ontario is helping you go green
Ontario government will install smart thermostat in your home to fight climate change

A world beholden to bots
How socialbots are the masters of manipulation
UW Professor: The information war is real and we’re losing it
Russian firm tied to pro-Kremlin propaganda advertised on Facebook during election

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Feel The Effect” by Tokyo Police Club

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

  • Andrew Deblasio

    If you make money and work you ass off for 20 years aging yourself prematurely to get what Trudeau got from the silver spoon from birth with massive ultraprivilege; You will be taxed into the ground so that you can never enjoy what Trudeau and his friends at Bombardier made.