We need to use our power to shape our country and our government so it acts for the common good of the many, not for the chosen few.
A report by Canadians for Tax Fairness Bay Street and Tax Havens revealed how over 90% of Canada’s largest corporations have subsidiaries in tax havens.
In Alberta, with Jason Kenney's new government, if you dare to dissent from his view of the tar sands or the energy sector, you will be faced with a well-financed ‘war room’ smear campagin, funded largely by taxpayers' dollars, to discredit you and your message.
People are “more likely to stay on the same rung of the income tax ladder and were less likely to move up or down relative to other taxfilers.”
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."