The consequences of a Quebec Single Tax Return for the rest of the country

August 14, 2019

As part of its campaign against the Conservatives' proposal to implement a single tax return in Quebec administered by Revenu Québec if they win the next federal election, the Union of Taxation Employees (UTE) would like to point out that, in addition to the direct loss of 5,500 positions at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in Quebec, the fact that 8 million Quebecers would no longer need to do business with the CRA would also affect jobs at the Agency elsewhere in the country. Indeed, the decision to move to a single tax return in Quebec would have significant and far-reaching consequences nationally, including the loss of countless jobs:

  • at the Calgary and Hamilton Individual Call Centres
  • at the Business Window Call Centres in Saint John, Toronto and Edmonton
  • in processing of Quebec tax returns at the Winnipeg and Sudbury Taxation Centres
  • in collections workloads across the country as this work is national in nature thus the loss of Quebec Taxpayer files will affect the workers who perform these duties.

Here is another good reason why all members of the Union of Taxation Employees across Canada should think twice before voting for the Conservative Party of Canada in the next federal election.

In solidarity,

Marc Brière
National President
Union of Taxation Employees