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Hot Topic: Taxation of Employer-paid Health and Dental Benefits

The federal government is considering taxing employer-paid health and dental benefits. Along with adding hundreds or thousands of dollars to Canadians’ tax bills, this proposal could cause many employers to stop offering coverage to employees. When Quebec introduced a similar tax, 20% of employers dropped health and dental benefits for employees. Studies suggest the removal of this tax benefit across the board could result in a decrease of 50% of small firms that will be able to offer health benefits.

Please tell your MP this move would harm the people the federal government promised to champion: the middle class.  

We have created a template email for you to send to the Minister of Finance and your local MP, whose name and email are available here by entering your postal code.

Our Advocacy Work

Letter to the Minister of Finance, January 17

Additional Resources

Information Sheet from the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association

Newsletter Article from the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce