Help! My landlord is a tax dodger: awkward times at the CRA.
“The list of powerful figures shown to have been using tax havens makes it clear we need to look at what politicians are doing about tax havens, not what they say." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
The 2016 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) projects a federal deficit of $29.2 billion for 2016-17 when Liberal platform measures are taken into account. It also delivers a blueprint showing how the government could take on a $37.9 billion deficit and still maintain Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio.
“All that infrastructure will be built using public-private partnerships, which are essentially cash machines for construction companies, corporate lawyers, and Bay Street financiers.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
The B.C. Liberal government "treats vital social programs and services as a privilege, rather than a right of citizens and families — and most offensively, not a primary responsibility, but secondary duty of government."
“It takes time for infrastructure spending to kick in and create jobs, so let’s act now to stop penalizing unemployed workers, get them the benefits they paid into and so urgently need, and help them start contributing to their local economies again.” — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President
"From 1999 to 2015, businesses have saved $3.8 billion cumulatively in Manitoba taxes. If anything has tied the hands of provincial policy-makers and eroded Manitoba’s fiscal flexibility, it is these unsustainable tax cuts." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Ontarians want their government to properly fund health care and not privatize Hydro One. So what is this government doing? It’s starving public health care and privatizing Hydro One.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"We're facing a reality where 62 people have more wealth than the rest of the world combined and one of the biggest ways these people get, and stay, rich is by avoiding paying taxes." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
“If the government is actually serious about narrowing the wage gap, it should stop the wage cuts and start recognizing its human rights obligations under the Pay Equity Act." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President