"Our work has told us that income inequality is only made worse through tax loopholes like the one for stock options. Canadians are fed up with the government line of "there's not enough money." They know that the wealthy and corporations are still benefiting from a tax system structured to maintain their wealth." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Protecting the safety and well-being of Canadians should come ahead of enabling well-heeled individuals and companies to avoid paying their share of the tax bill." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
The average CEO made $49,510 by 11:47 a.m. on January 3, 2017. Salary for CEOs increased 178 per cent between 1998 and 2015.
"Let's round out 2016 with some amazing contributions! We look forward to seeing yours soon." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Weak international response to tackling tax havens costs Canada $8 billion a year in lost tax revenue. But Howlett says the failure of international cooperation in tax matters costs developing countries $70–120 billion per year.
"The defence of the status quo by the Minister of National Revenue and CRA officials in the committee hearings makes it clear we will need to keep the spotlight on the recommendations if we don’t want them watered down to the point of uselessness.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Agreement among 10 European Union countries, including the 4 largest Eurozone members – Germany, France, Spain and Italy – to implement legislation for a financial transactions tax. This will mean that a sizable number of Europe’s financial transactions will be subjected to the tax.
"The government should be addressing the impact income inequality is having on peoples' lives," said Brown, "instead of supporting plans that will eliminate jobs, reduce our ability to regulate industries, and put the common good of our country at risk." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“We’re hoping the ad is shared widely with friends and family over social media, keeps the conversation going, and encourages people to let the government know that cuts to public services are not the answer.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“We are proud to support the MFL on this initiative, calling on the government to do the right thing and lift the freeze on minimum wage.” — Michelle Gawronsky, President Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union