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Lies, damn lies and false claims about international agreements on corporate taxation

Ottawa (14 Oct. 2021) — Contrary to what the federal government is claiming, the OECD agreement on corporate taxation won’t ensure the world’s largest corporations pay their fair share. In fact, according to Canadians for Tax Fairness many tech giants will pay far less than they would have paid without the agreement.

Huge gap between rhetoric and reality

There is a huge difference between what the federal government said about the OECD agreement and what’s actually in it.

Building Forward Together: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

This year the federal government will issue a statement on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Based on previous statements, it will likely be full of fine words. But to eradicate poverty, we need to look past the fine words and focus on the action of the federal government and others who have the power to reduce poverty but are failing to act.

World Day for Decent Work: Govts must meet responsibilities to create decent jobs

Ottawa (06 Oct. 2021) — This year trade unionists around the world are marking World Day for Decent Work, on October 7, with the theme Just Jobs and calling on governments to develop job plans. What is also being made clear is that, to be effective, these plans need to involved unions, employers and others. And new jobs must be climate-friendly with the goal of a zero-carbon economy.

Governments must meet responsibilities to create decent jobs

Ottawa (06 Oct. 2021) — This year trade unionists around the world are marking World Day for Decent Work, on October 7, with the theme Just Jobs and calling on governments to develop job plans. What is also being made clear is that, to be effective, these plans need to involved unions, employers and others. And new jobs must be climate-friendly with the goal of a zero-carbon economy.

NUPGE 2021 Federal Election Guide: Fair Taxes

Where parties stand on tax fairness is the real test of whether they really want to help low- and middle-income Canadians and reduce income inequality. Years of tax cuts that went largely to the wealthy and large corporations have failed to deliver the economic growth we were promised. Instead, those tax cuts led to income inequality and the underfunding of our public services. We will not have a fair recovery unless the federal government is willing to ensure that the wealthy and large corporations are paying their share. 

Federal government still paying lion's share of COVID-19 bills

Ottawa (26 Aug. 2021) — A report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows that the federal government contributed 86% of the cost of the measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, Still Picking Up the Tab: Federal and provincial government COVID-19 spending, updates a previous report on spending during that pandemic, Picking Up the Tab, which the CCPA released in January.