January 04, 2018

Ches Crosbie calls for repeal of the 15% insurance tax

St. John’s, NL (January 4, 2018) – Today, PC leadership candidate Ches Crosbie is calling for a repeal of the 15% tax on insurance premiums.

“The Liberal government’s implementation of a 15% tax on insurance premiums has proven to be short-sighted, punitive and regressive,” said Crosbie.

“That is why, if elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party and our province’s next Premier, I will repeal this Liberal tax within the first year of my mandate.”

Crosbie’s commitment to repealing the insurance tax is part of his plan to rebuild our provincial economy.

“Rebuilding our economy means finding a balance between addressing our debt crisis, while also cutting unfair taxes so that as much money as possible can be kept into the hands of hard-working Newfoundlanders and Labradorians,” said Crosbie 

 “Every day I tour this province, I hear about the burden that the Liberal tax hikes have had on our province’s families, seniors, young people, and our most vulnerable. The status quo is simply not good enough.”

Rebuilding the economy has served as one the three tenants of Crosbie’s leadership campaign, in addition to restoring confidence in government and revitalizing the PC Party.

The next leader of the PC Party will be selected during their party convention scheduled for April 27-29, 2018.

Devin Drover
Communications and Policy Advisor