Canadians for Tax Fairness 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.
Canadians for Tax Fairness works with groups and individuals who share that goal. If that sounds like you, please check out our current campaigns to get involved or consider donating to help us carry out our work.
Canadians for Tax Fairness is a non-profit organization. We’re not a registered charity, so that we can continue to speak the truth and put pressure on politicians and corporations. We’re non-partisan and not affiliated with any political party.
C4TF was founded in 2011 by a broad coalition of economists, researchers and social justice advocates drawn from civil society groups. They represented faith, labour, international development and community organizations, as well as academia and law. These individuals were united by a shared desire to steer Canadian tax policy back to what matters: addressing social, economic and environmental challenges.
Canadians for Tax Fairness campaigns for:
- Closing Tax Loopholes
- Tackling Tax Havens
- Making Multinational Corporations Pay Their Fair Share
- A Fair and Progressive Tax System
- Improved Public Services
- Corporate Transparency
Board of Directors
Scott Chamberlain (Chair)
Director of Labour Relations and General Counsel, Association of Canadian Financial Officers
David Langille (Treasurer)
Lecturer, York University
Emily Watkins (Secretary)
Special Advisor to the President, PIPSC
President, Peter Bleyer and Associates
Author, Political Commentator
National Union of Public and General Employees
Senior researcher, Canadian Labour Congress
Professor of Economics, Dalhousie University
Senior Program Analyst, Infrastructure Canada
Chair, CCPA Saskatchewan board
National Advisory Council
Tax law professor, co-author The Trouble With Billionaires
Dr. Karen Hamilton
General Secretary, Canadian Council of Churches
Dr. Alex Himelfarb
Former Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary of Cabinet for three Prime Ministers
Social justice lawyer, former President, Canadian Environmental Defence Fund
Peter C. Newman
Journalist and author
Former Secretary of State (Finance) and former TD Bank Chief Economist
CM, QC, lawyer, editor Canadian Rights Reporter
Former Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada
Technical Advisory Committee
Senior Policy Advisor, Broadbent Institute
Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Office
Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Coordinator, Alternative Federal Budget
Author, researcher, statistician
Author Economics for Everyone, economist