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Stronger enforcement needed to get wealthy to pay their share of taxes

Ottawa (17 Nov. 2021) - More than 5years after the Panama Papers leak, CBC is reporting that there have yet to be any charges laid against the people behind a business that helped wealthy individuals avoid taxes. At the same time many provincial governments are claiming that they need to introduce austerity policies because they don’t have enough money.

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.