A few of BCGEU/NUPGE concerns for the 2020 provincial budget include poverty reduction, housing affordability, protection of BC Parks, and workplace health and safety.
Unless the Minister completely rejects the idea that the Social Finance Fund will be used to bring private funding, incentives and discipline into social services," past experience shows we need to assume that it will be used to subsidize the privatization of social services.
According to the report, only 28% of workers earning $15/hour or less qualify for EI.
Kennedy said he's concerned that the government will use the legislated wage cuts as an excuse to further cut college funding.
"There are 2 important things the government must do right now to start to close the affordability gap: close the loopholes that let employers pay less than minimum wage, and continue to invest in high quality public services like transit, health care, housing, and child care to bring down the cost of living." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"There hasn't been any prosecution against KPMG for their role promoting this tax dodging scheme."
Right-wing governments have repeatedly proven that they are against workers' rights. Jason Kenney's has introduced legislation confirming that he is yet another anti-worker premier. — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Ottawa (17 May 2019) In its weekly newsletter, Canadians for Tax Fairness has reported that, according to the Auditor General of Canada, Canadian businesses are at an "unfair disadvantage" because the tax system has not kept pace with the digital economy. While Canadian companies are required to collect and remit sales tax on top of income tax, foreign e-commerce corporations such as Netflix and Facebook are not.
It is not a coincidence that supporters of ISAs include people with a history of supporting cuts to public services to pay for tax cuts for large corporations and the wealthy.
What links tax havens to flooding and wildland fires is the response we hear all too often when money is needed to respond to climate change — "there isn’t the money."