Federal Liberals getting backlash over proposal to end 'unfair tax advantages'

Liberal backbenchers have been getting an earful this summer from small business owners outraged by the Trudeau government's proposals to end what it calls ``unfair tax advantages.''

The backlash has been building since mid-July, when Finance Minister Bill Morneau released a controversial, three-pronged plan aimed at closing tax loopholes used by a growing number of small businesses, creating what he called an ``unfair playing field.''

British Columbian M-P Stephen Fuhr says he has heard the cry from Canadians and the highest priority now would be to engage in a meaningful discussion of the proposed tax changes to Canadian-controlled, private corporations.