A big thanks to CCPA-BC for co-hosting a screening of The Price We Pay at the Rio Theatre. By all accounts it was a big hit and there was lots of good discussion afterwards. It has inspired people to pay attention to tax issues in the upcoming federal election.
Would your organization or community group like to set up a similar event? The producers of the film have negotiated a special deal for us, so it can be done with minimum cost.
Contact us - we'd love to help. Together, we can change this.
When the multi-billion Universal Child Care program was introduced earlier this year, many observers said it was designed as a pre-election goody than a serious attempt to help parents address the real costs of child care. This week Minister of Employment and Social Development proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt.
"One more sleep till Christmas in July for Moms and Dads!" tweeted Pierre Poilievere. Yes, that's an actual tweet from a cabinet minister.
Canada's corporate income tax rate has been cut by one third - from 22.1% in 2006 to 15% today. That costs $12 billion in reduced tax revenues annually. So ask yourself, what have we got for that money? Corporate money in offshore tax havens is at an all-time high while corporate tax cuts during a time of deficits has resulted in cuts public services and an increase in public debt. Economist Andrew Jackson why the math just doesn't make sense.
Luxembourg has been a prime destination for Canadians looking for a tax haven.
Secretive. Discreet. Accommodating.
These features were so attractive that Canadian companies had $36 Billion there in 2013. That's just part of the $199 billion corporate Canada has shifted to the top ten tax havens to avoid paying tax at home. It may profit CEOs and stockholders. The rest of us are getting pretty fed up.