For the public, privatization means we’re paying twice. Once to make up for the revenue governments lose when wealthy corporations and individuals are able to use tax havens and then again because privatization means higher costs and poorer service.
"It is critical to keep our services public, and in making today's announcement about the sales of edible cannabis products, our provincial government is supporting good jobs in communities throughout Nova Scotia." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
Right-wing governments have repeatedly proven that they are against workers' rights. Jason Kenney's has introduced legislation confirming that he is yet another anti-worker premier. — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Ontario spends far less per person on public services than any other province and that is partly because individuals and businesses in Ontario pay less income and corporate tax." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
The benefits of direct public ownership in the cannabis industry are becoming clear: New Brunswick, with only 65 per cent of Saskatchewan’s population, expects to bring in roughly $10 million in revenue from cannabis taxes and retailing profits this year. Saskatchewan will only see half of that, all of it from taxes.
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"His policy will put more people at risk, it will drive jobs out of our rural communities and unilateral decisions like this do nothing to bring integrity back to government.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“There are some simple changes that can close the door to corporations using tax havens to avoid paying their fair share.” — Dennis Howlett, Executive Director, Canadians for Tax Fairness
"The government said public health was their number one priority, and on behalf of our 30,000 members, I applaud them for keeping that commitment." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
"These workers weren’t about to accept that. Instead, this bargaining team took on the challenge of not just limiting the growth of casual positions, but actually pushing back and demanding an increase in the number of good, full-time jobs." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President