All candidates have made promises to help Canadians put more money in their pockets and to combat poverty in Canada. The National Union has researched past legislation and voting records to let Canadians decide who will really help them get ahead.
As NUPGE members who work to provide services for seniors can tell you, funding has not kept pace with need.
40% of renters in Canada are paying rents that aren’t affordable.
When the rich and powerful use tax havens to avoid paying their share, the money going into their overseas bank accounts is effectively coming from public services that could be making life easier for people who are struggling.
A dodgy privatization scheme getting an award from the privatization industry is one more reminder that what’s good for the privatization industry and what’s good for the public are two very different things.
The secrecy and manipulation the report describes are all too typical of P3s and other privatization schemes.
“If a party isn’t willing to make the tax system fairer by making large corporations and the wealthy pay their share, people are right to ask about whether that party is serious about keeping promises to protect or enhance services.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.
“Whether it’s income inequality, climate change, labour rights, health care, or housing, what happens in this federal election will have a huge impact on this country and our future.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President