Canadians for Tax Fairness (C4TF) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that advocates for fair and progressive tax policies, aimed at building a strong and sustainable economy, reducing inequalities, and funding quality public services.
Our vision is a country where taxation is regarded as a way to invest in Canada and Canadians. We believe in a progressive tax system where all individuals and corporations pay their fair share. We believe that Canada in the 21st century should be a society in which economic disparities are decreasing, basic needs are met by investing in high-quality public services, economic policies are designed to create good quality jobs and protect our environment, and the will of the people drives our political process.
Our mission is to raise public awareness of crucial issues of tax justice and to change the way Canadians talk about tax. We also work to encourage government policies and laws to result in a more fair and progressive tax system.
C4TF was founded in 2011 by a broad coalition of civil society organizations, including unions, international development organizations, community groups, religious congregations, as well as economists, researchers, university professors and lawyers. We were, and are, united by the desire to steer Canadian tax policy towards addressing social, economic and environmental challenges.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- David Bruer(Chair): Program Manager, Inter Pares
- Patricia Lane: (Secretary) Lawyer, Mediator, Patricia Lane Settlement
- Peter Bleyer: Principal, Peter Bleyer & Associates
- Flore Fournier: Agricultural Economist, Université Laval
- David Langille: Lecturer, York University
- Angella MacEwen: Senior Economist, CUPE
- Andrew McNeil: National Representative, NUPGE
- Peggy Nash: Senior Advisor at X University; former MP & labour negotiator
- Lars Osberg: Professor of Economics, Dalhousie University
- Emily Watkins: Special Advisor to the President, PIPSC