Here we go again. People who write to the Minister of Justice are being referred to the Minister of Finance.
So are letters to the Minister of National Revenue. Here is a reply received by one individual (forwarded to me with that person’s consent to post)
December 1 2015
On behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, I thank you for your correspondence of November 14, 2015.
I assure you that the concerns expressed have been carefully considered. The Canada Revenue Agency administer the tax system and applies the current tax legislation. The Department of Finance Canada develops federal tax policy and amends the legislation. I am therefore sending a copy of your correspondence to the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, for consideration.
Again, thank you for having taken the time to write.
Executive Correspondence and Language Services Division
I wrote to the Minister of Finance (and several other Cabinet Ministers) on November 10. I called Mr. Morneau’s Parliamentary Office today. They referred me to the Ministry of Finance Call Centre. It seems to be impossible to speak to a real person there, so I left a voice mail.
This feels like deja vu.