We’re long overdue for serious tax reform in this country. Most Canadians agree on this. But the new unfair Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in Ontario and B.C. is not what most of us had in mind.
Earlier this year the Harper government reached agreements with Ontario and BC to merge the provincial sales tax (PST) and federal goods and services tax (GST) into a single harmonized tax (HST). The new HST is an unfair tax for two key reasons.
Canadians for Tax Fairness is organizing a conference for activists, researchers, labour and NGO leaders, students, environment group members, beneficiaries of social programs, journalists and elected officials to discuss how we can build a movement for progressive taxation in order to protect social programs and build a more equal society.
The goals of the conference also include: