TAKE ACTION FOR TAX JUSTICE
Canadians for Tax Fairness invites you to join us at the upcoming World Social Forum in Montreal! From August 9-14, join thousands of people from around the world committed to a better world. Below you'll find details on the sessions we're involved in:
World Social Forum / Forum Social Mondial / Foro Social Mundial
Montreal, Canada 9-14 August 2016
Thurs 11 Aug 2016 / 9:00–11:30 am
Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon A (Local A-2405), 400, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Join discussion on how governments must apply equitable taxation policies to meet their obligations to deliver social and economic rights to everyone. Taxation is critical to finance for development and a powerful tool for stimulating poverty reduction – including sustainable investment in public services and infrastructure. Taxation is a key means for ensuring women’s equality. [registered via Global Alliance for Tax Justice]
Fri 12 Aug 2016 / 9:00–11:30 am
Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon PK (Local PK-1350), 201, avenue du Président-Kennedy
Join Tax Justice & the Extractive Industries campaign trainings (offered in Spanish, French, English) bringing together people from south and north. Trainings will ideally be held all on one morning, followed by an afternoon forum with all three language groups to discuss common messaging, strategies and opportunities for joint action at national, regional and global levels. [registered via Global Alliance for Tax Justice]
3. Women & Girls, Equality & Tax Justice
[registered via ActionAid - date to be announced]
Join this important discussion on how we can achieve gender justice along with tax justice. The growing misuse of tax cuts, combined with austerity and privatization measures, is undercutting women’s progress toward economic and social equality. The resulting drop in tax revenues is used to justify cutting vital public services, jobs, and sustainable development funds. Women, particularly poor and indigenous women, are paying the heaviest price for these misguided policies. Girls’ education in particular has suffered from the proliferation of privatized schools.
4. The Price We Pay – film screening
[registered via Canadians for Tax Fairness - date to be announced]
5. Tax Justice to Deliver Human Rights - Convergence Assembly
[registered via Global Alliance for Tax Justice - date to be announced)
Contribute creative ideas and strategies to advance the global campaign to make multinational corporations pay their fair share of tax, and to ensure our governments invest the funds in public services and the environment to end inequality and poverty. A “Tax Justice to Deliver Human Rights” communiqué will be deliberated and approved for international distribution at close of WSF.
Global Alliance for Tax Justice [Tax Justice Network–Africa, Red de Justicia Fiscal de América Latina y el Caribe, Asian Fiscal & Tax Justice Alliance, North America (Canadians for Tax Fairness/ Fact Coalition/TJN-USA), Tax Justice Europe], RightingFinance, Center for Economic and Social Rights, Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, MiningWatch Canada, AWID, Eurodad, Tax Justice Network, Oxfam, ActionAid, Christian Aid, Public Services International, KEPA (Finnish NGO Platform), Global Progressive Forum, CNCD-11.11.11 & more.