April 29, 2011

MayDay 2011: PMO Encouraging Tax Avoidance?

By admin

We all know that Stephen Harper is a libertarian in Conservative clothing, stating on many occasions that the only good tax is no tax, but I had no idea he would encourage what might look like tax avoidance.

OK … that might be a stretch, but an odd case that came up last week that needs to be repeated.  Apparently, the cleaning company that is hired by the federal government to take care of the Prime Minister’s office and other federal buildings was encouraging cash payments to its employees in order to dodge minimum wage requirements.

Admittedly, this is just a tiny story, but it gives a hint to the character of the PMO when they outsource simple tasks like cleaning.