"We could retake control of our own economy, rather than allow every major decision to be made by corporations in their own interests. Imagine an economy that serves the people, instead of the current system where people serve the dictates of the economy — in reality, serve the dictates of large corporations." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"Can he [the Premier] honestly say that huge multinational corporations need the money more than Saskatchewan people who rely on STC?” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
"The Liberals should act boldly by restoring the corporate tax rate and abandon their misguided and costly reliance on P3s.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Under the Wynne Liberals, Ontario has the lowest program spending per capita of any province in Canada. They are starving public services in this province.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"Manitobans have sent a very clear message that acting to protect the services families depend on is at the top of the list by a significant margin." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"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.
To pay for the tax breaks, Ottawa has borrowed billions of dollars and driven up the national debt. Now, the government has chosen to make big cuts to public services essential to Canadians in order to pay the bill for its tax giveaways.