N.B. Liberal MP speaks out against proposed tax changes

A Liberal MP from New Brunswick is breaking ranks with the Trudeau government on its proposed new tax changes.

Saint John MP Wayne Long says he can't support his government because he believes the changes punish the small business community and will be detrimental to economic growth in the country.

The Greater Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce says Long has indicated he will not vote in favour of the changes and says more Liberal MP's need to do the same.

Long says he informed the federal Finance Department prior to going public with criticisms of the tax changes, but had not yet received any feedback from either the prime minister's office or from fellow Liberals about his decision to break ranks.