Toronto (26 Jan. 2012) - Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) Region 4 Executive Board Member Chris Cormier, takes on the corporate gravy train in the following letter printed in the Jan. 13 edition of the Toronto Sun. Cormier is one of the National Union of Public and General Employees’ All Together Now! campaign's Writers 4 Change.
Corporate tax cuts
There appears to be little chance the McGuinty government won’t make deep cuts in the next budget. It would also be very surprising if the Drummond commission doesn’t make similar recommendations. And of course a Tory MPP is already saying the government needs to cut deeper and faster. The problem is nobody knows what those cuts will be and how badly they’ll affect ordinary families. But if Drummond and the Liberals and Tories are going to cause all of us so much pain in the name of deficit reduction, then how can they leave the $3 billion in corporate tax cuts on the table? If they’re serious about deficit reduction they should stop the corporate gravy train and put the money towards our deficit and better services.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE