“Provinces must play their part in inflating the economy, not contribute to the further deflating of our economy." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Hiding mistakes means we can't learn from them. Stephen McNeil must show leadership and give the staff, residents and families what they deserve — a full public inquiry.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“Now is the time for a universally accessible, publicly funded, not-for-profit, and high quality child care system that fairly compensates workers in a unionized workforce.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Ottawa (July 29, 2020) — The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has produced a visual explainer showing how corporations use tax havens. It shows the role banks, law firms and accountants play in enabling corporations to use tax havens.
"Analysis of the latest Statistics Canada foreign direct investment figures reveals that Canadian corporations last year increased the amount of assets they report in the top 12 tax havens by 135% in the past decade and up $10 billion from 2018."
An excess profits tax, which we had during both world wars, would raise revenues and prevent pandemic profiteering.
Using charities or non-profit groups to privatize public services doesn’t generate the same reaction as when for-profit companies take them over, but the problems associated with privatization are still there.
“The fact that your government felt it necessary to create the CERB is a damning statement on the damage done by restrictions on EI coverage and benefits that have been introduced over the years have done” Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The reason cutting public sector wages hurts the economy so badly is that, like almost all low- and middle-income earners, public sector workers spend what they earn in their communities. The bulk of what public sector workers earn goes to businesses providing items like like groceries or housing. When you take that money out of the community, everyone feels the pain.
“People need to file their tax and benefit forms by the deadline every year to receive benefits and supports from dozens of programs including the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors and the Canada child benefit.”