There is a simple solution to closing the fiscal gap, one that would also help to close the income gap between rich and poor. That is raising taxes on the wealthy.
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Canadians for Fair Taxation promotes a progressive tax system, based on ability to pay, to fund the public services and programs required to meet our social, economic and environmental needs.
To cure our economic ills, we need a good diagnosis and the right medicine.The problem with the Canadian economy is not too much government debt or too big a deficit.
The stock option deduction, which allows CEOs and executives to pay tax at half the rate of ordinary working income, is estimated to cost the federal government $725 million last year.
New research published by the Tax Justice Network shows that tax evasion costs governments around the world more than US$3.1 trillion annually.
Tell Prime Minister Harper to take a stand that will be admired worldwide. Tell him to put the people before the speculators. Tell him to vote for Robin Hood.
The 776 job cuts at Environment Canada are political decisions which impede public services while directing resources to corporations.
Canadians for Tax Fairness, a new national advocacy group, says the majority has spoken and further corporate tax cuts should be scrapped.
What do Adam Smith, Tom Paine, Mark Zuckerberg, Edgar Bronfman, Warren Buffett, Stephen Harper and others have to say about taxes, benefits and responsibilities? You'd be surprised.
Petition opposes additional corporate tax cuts which will give billions of dollars to the country's most highly profitable corporations, such as oil companies and banks.