As long as the federal government continues to take a hands-off approach to the economy and to use P3s and other privatization schemes, there is a good possibility we will see a repeat of the SNC-Lavalin scandal. What’s needed is a change in direction.
“Shuffling bureaucratic deck chairs won’t help patients. The Ford plan is taking a heavy-handed, top-down approach that will take billions of health care dollars from frontline patient care.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Low- or middle-income Canadians who falsely claim too much from government programs will find themselves in court faster than you can say “P3 privatization scheme,” but large corporations walk away with millions and barely get a slap on the wrist.
On behalf of all NAPE members, the union is incredibly proud to donate $10,000 to the association to help them get back to supporting our province’s most vulnerable.
Many of those objecting to the message that the wealthy should pay their fair share in taxes have been involved in schemes to allow large corporations or the wealthy to avoid taxes.
26 billionaires are as wealthy as half of all humanity combined.
“The growing number of Canadians struggling with debt is a result of the increase in income inequality. To tackle problems like the personal debt crisis we need to be taking action to reduce income inequality.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Ford just slammed the door on low income families who want to send their kids to college." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed top tax rates are also consistent with those recently proposed by one of Canada’s most prominent economists.
A report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) finds that the gap between Canada's corporate elite and the average worker is still immense. The study also finds a significant disparity based on gender at all levels of employment.