I have a small tidbit of news on taxes
Coming home the other day, at the Vancouver Airport, I ran into Jean Crowder,
my local Member of the Canadian Federal Parliament (MP
). She was on the same flight to Nanaimo as I was, so I introduced myself, and to my surprise, she remembered me from our previous meeting, almost four years earlier, regarding my "Taxes for Canadian Seafarers Project
After exchanging some pleasantries, I brought the tax thing again, and she proceeded to mentioned the extinguishing
of the Overseas Employment Tax Credit
(OETC) by the current Conservative government - read more
. She mentioned that the federal NDP was opposing this move. She further stated her disbelief in the steamrolling of policy not aligned with Conservative goals, whatever those truly are.
I was happy to hear her comments on the OETC, in particular her expression that she was surprised at the number of foreign going seafarer in her electoral area, South Nanaimo - Cowichan. It was nice to hear that we had made our voice heard, and that we had a stronger than expected impact. Very encouraging - not that it matters to Harper's Cons - but still encouraging.
Labels: GOC, People, seafarers, taxes