Fair Tax Report Card Grades Federal Parties On Election Promises

The Conservatives came in Dead Last for their Platform!

“The NDP is tops with an overall mark of A- for producing one of the mostprogressive platforms in decades, with the best plans to close taxloopholes, tackle tax havens, make the tax system more progressive andlevel the digital playing field by taxing foreign e-commerce giants.”

“The Greens weren’t too far behind with a B+ for their ambitious proposalsincluding increasing the carbon pricing system and closing tax loopholes.”

“The Liberals and the Bloc both tied in third place with a score of C- afterreleasing platforms that mostly skipped over tax fairness measures while the Conservatives came in dead last with an F for their platform, which included proposals to reintroduce tax breaks for millionaires.”

A News Release from the nation-wide public interest group, Canadians for Fair Taxation

Posted October 18th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

We’ve just released our Fair Tax Report Card grading every party on the tax fairness strength of their platforms and promises.

Grades were based on the top five tax fairness priorities our supporters selected this summer: closing tax loopholes, tackling tax havens, making the tax system more progressive, levelling the digital playing field, and addressing climate change.

Overall marks considered how the policies promote fairness, such as whether they benefit the wealthy over average or lower-income individuals and if they reduce inequality or contribute to it. Our 7-page report and summary can be read here.

The NDP is tops with an overall mark of A- for producing one of the most progressive platforms in decades, with the best plans to close tax loopholes, tackle tax havens, make the tax system more progressive and level the digital playing field by taxing foreign e-commerce giants.

The Greens weren’t too far behind with a B+ for their ambitious proposals including increasing the carbon pricing system and closing tax loopholes.

The Liberals and the Bloc both tied in third place with a score of C- after releasing platforms that mostly skipped over tax fairness measures while the Conservatives came in dead last with an F for their  platform, which included proposals to reintroduce tax breaks for millionaires and restore ineffective expensive tax credits.

While there are many issues for Canadians to consider this election, tax fairness is critical for both reducing inequality and raising the funds topay for other important prioirties.

Please go out and vote accordingly!  

With days to go before the election, momentum has been building for progressive tax policies. Even the wealthy are demanding fairer taxes,argues this excellent op-edin the Toronto Star this week from Resource Movement, a group of privileged young people advocating for social and economic change.

Two other pieces in National Newswatch and the Hamilton Spectator this week dismiss the popular election promises that tax cuts will lead to a stronger economy.

Canadians for Tax Fairness advocates for fair and progressive tax policies aimed at building a strong and sustainable economy, reducing inequalities and funding quality public services.

Our vision is a country where taxation is regarded as a way to invest in Canada and Canadians. We believe in a progressive tax system where all individuals and corporations pay their fair share.

For more on Canadians for Tax Fairness and its advocacy work, click on – https://www.taxfairness.ca

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