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How do we deal with poverty? Local MP says ‘free market’ shows the way

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How do we deal with poverty? Local MP says 'free market' shows the way
MP Jamie Schmale: "We should not focus on income inequality but on wealth creating policies."

Lindsay Advocate Publisher Roderick Benns recently interviewed local MP Jamie Schmale on how we should be dealing with poverty in Kawartha Lakes.

Benns: What’s the best way to fight poverty in our communities? And if the answer is good jobs, why have we never, ever, under any government of any political stripe been able to fight poverty effectively?

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MP reminds residents to be vigilant this tax season

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MP reminds residents to be vigilant this tax season
MP says don't fall victim to tax fraud.

Local MP Jamie Schmale is reminding constituents to be aware of possible tax fraud schemes this tax season.

“Recently, my office has received numerous calls from individuals who were scammed out of their private information,” says Schmale.

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Dream of a wider Highway 7 for Lindsay, Peterborough, and beyond inches forward

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Dream of a wider Highway 7 for Lindsay, Peterborough, and beyond inches forward
Jeff Leal, minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs (left) and local MP Jamie Schmale.

When politicians dream, they dream in roads. They dream of roads connecting cities and towns (especially their cities and towns) and that these roads will then bring more people.

More people means more tax dollars. More roads also means more infrastructure for businesses, and those businesses in turn will perhaps choose a better connected Kawartha Lakes as their home.

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If Ontario Works, boutique tax credits go, Schmale on board with basic income

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MP reminds residents to be vigilant this tax season

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Conservative MP Jamie Schmale has clarified his position on basic income, saying he’s all for the pilot if Ontario Works is eliminated and the boutique tax credits go.

Schmale, who was not as specific in his first interview with The Lindsay Advocate, clarified his remarks on The Advocate’s active social media presence on Facebook.

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MP Schmale says low taxes, private-sector jobs the answer, not basic income

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MP Schmale says low taxes, private-sector jobs the answer, not basic income
'We need to bolster private sector job growth."

Roderick Benns recently interviewed Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Conservative MP Jamie Schmale on the issue of basic income and the Ontario Basic Income Pilot occurring in Lindsay this fall and for the next three years.

Benns: As the federal MP, what do you think about Lindsay being chosen as one of three sites for the Ontario Basic Income Pilot? People on Ontario Works will be given more to live on, and people who are working and yet not earning enough will be topped up. Is this a good idea in your mind? Why or why not?

Schmale: I believe it’s our responsibility to determine why Canadians are being asked to get by with less of their hard earned money. The average Canadian has 43 per cent of their income going to various levels of government through taxes.

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