"The more conversations we have with our friends and neighbours about how taxes are used to improve our communities and our quality of life, and how corporations and the super-rich need to stop dodging their obligations, the closer we will come to addressing income inequality." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Ottawa (28 April 2014) — Does Canada’s tax system tiptoe around the rich and bully the rest of us? Is it fair? What needs to change? Those are some of the questions on the agenda in an upcoming Town Hall discussion about tax fairness.
Public discussion on tax fairness in Canada scheduled for April 30 in Ottawa
The evening features a presentation by Alex Himelfarb, the editor of Tax is Not a Four Letter Word. Himelfarb is the director of the Glendon School of International and Public Affairs at York University and a former Clerk of the Privy Council. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Public Services Foundation of Canada.
This event is part of the Faith and Public Life series sponsored by Centretown United Church. It will take place on April 30 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Centretown United Church, 507 Bank St., in Ottawa.
Tax Is Not A Four Letter Word takes a close look at what we get for what we pay in taxes and what we lose when we pay less. It's ultimately a call to action to change the conversation about taxes, for all our sakes. The book provides new information on how taxation, and our thinking about it, has evolved. They seek to capture how citizens came to think of tax cuts as the “last free lunch,” and to propose ways to generate a public discussion on the subject despite the political reluctance.
More voices contributing to the conversation about tax fairness will bring more success to our fight against income inequality
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is a partner of Canadians for Tax Fairness. "We are proud to see more contributions to the conversation about tax fairness in our country," says James Clancy, NUPGE National President. "We have come a long way since our union first decided to raise the issue of how taxes play a major role in affecting income equality across Canada and around the globe. The more conversations we have with our friends and neighbours about how taxes are used to better our communities and our quality of life, and how corporations and the super-rich need to stop dodging their obligations, the closer we will come to addressing income inequality."
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