Information and Advocacy Resources - Proposed Incorporation Tax Reform


Government of Canada links to source documents
On-Line Petitions
SMA resources
CMA resources
CMA Letter Writing Tool
Social Media Connections
MD Financial Management resources
Link to Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Contact information for federal and provincial political leaders
Contact information for individual MPs from Saskatchewan
List of Saskatchewan members the Canadian Senate
List of Saskatchewan Members of the Legislature
Media Stories


The Government of Canada is proposing changes to taxation regulations as they relate to incorporation. If implemented, these changes will have a profound effect on the economic affairs of professional groups, including physicians.

Since this issue is of utmost concern to our members, the SMA has been working with the CMA to prepare and support various initiatives to inform the federal government that the changes should not go forward as proposed. The government is consulting the public on the proposed changes and is accepting submissions until Oct. 2, 2017.

The SMA has designed this resource page to be a useful hub of information for members. It includes links to analysis of the changes, media stories, and provides information so that physicians can easily reach out to government officials to register concerns and present alternatives to the proposed tax changes.

If you have questions or concerns, or want to suggest information or links for the page, please e-mail us at or call 1-800-667-3781.

Proposed Changes

Government of Canada links:

Link to the Government of Canada website:

Tax Planning Using Private Corporations

Submissions to the Government of Canada on this topic can be sent to:

Online Petitions petition opposing the tax changes

Petition sponsored by the Conservative Party of Canada opposing the tax changes

Petition sponsored by the Saskatchewan Party

SMA resources

Dr. Joanne Sivertson: President’s Letter

Transcript - Dr. Joanne Sivertson's presentation to  Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

CMA resources

CMA Tax Update (January 18, 2018)

CMA Tax Update (January 12, 2018)

Letter from President Dr. Granger Avery

Document: Let’s Talk Facts and Fairness

Document: Frequently Asked Questions

Write to your MP about the proposed changes:

Template for letter: local MP


Twitter Hashtag: #taxfairness

MD Financial Management resources

Link to MD Management Analysis

Webinar: Private Corporations and Tax Planning

Related links to organizations


Link to Canadian Federation of Independent Business

List of political leaders and contact info

List of contact information for federal leaders and Saskatchewan Members of Parliament (MP):

You can write using the CMA letter template (see above), or contact your MP using contact info provided below. If you write to your MP, please copy the SMA at Thank you!

Not sure who your MP is? Click here to see a map.

Federal Leaders:

Contact information for the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada

Justin Trudeau - Prime Minister of Canada

Bill Morneau - Minister of Finance

Andrew Scheer - Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

Thomas Mulcair - Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada

Federal Minister of Health

Ginette Petitpas Taylor

Provincial leaders

Members of Parliament - Saskatchewan

Contact info for each member:

David Anderson

Shari Benson

Kelly Block

Ralph Goodale

Randy Hoback

Georgina Jolibois

Robert Kitchen

Tom Lukiwski

Gerry Ritz

Andrew Scheer

Brad Trost

Cathay Wagantall

Kevin Waugh

Erin Weir

List of Saskatchewan members the Canadian Senate

A. Raynell Andreychuk

Denise Batters

Lillian Dyck

David Tkachuk

Pamela Wallin

List of Saskatchewan Members of the Legislature (MLAs):

Media stories

I love being a doctor, but Canada does not love me

National Post: Doctors and other professionals push back against proposed tax reforms aimed at high earners

The Telegram: Tax us fairly

Globe and Mail: Ottawa’s new tax measures unfairly target many doctors

Tax changes will encourage doctors to leave

MDtax Blog: Bill Morneau – Private Corporation Tax Changes Affecting Medical Doctors

Vancouver Sun: Opinion: Canadian doctors will be hurt by proposed tax change

The Globe and Mail: Doctors warn thousands could leave for U.S. over new federal tax hikes

The Globe and Mail: Concerns mount over Morneau's proposed tax changes affecting small businesses

The Globe and Mail: What Canada's new tax planning proposals mean for provate businesses

An Open Letter to Minister Morneau regarding proposed federal tax changes for
CCPCs, from Canadian physicians and medical students