Public Interest Group urges Canada’s Trudeau Government to place “Vital Services’ ahead of Billions of Dollars in Tax Cuts

‘The $6 billion price tag for this tax cut will mean less investment in the vital services that families rely on: education, healthcare, and support for seniors.’

Find Out More About How You Can Add Your Voice To This ‘Service Over Tax Cuts’ Campaign Below

A Call-Out from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)

Posted November 28th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Let’s talk about what $6 billion of investment could do for communities from coast to coast to coast.

This fall’s historic election was dominated by two themes: affordability and climate change. Time and again, those were the concerns that Canadians brought to town halls, candidates’ meetings, and debates across the country.

Justin Trudeau acknowledged these concerns in his first press conference after the election. And then he promised a $6 billion tax cut.

With a price tag that big, it’s easy to think that this cut really will help families get ahead. But I recently analyzed the tax cut’s distribution (http://behindthenumbers.ca/2019/10/31/who-wins-and-who-doesnt-from-the-new-middle-class-tax-cut/?mc_cid=80bbdf0975&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) and found that, on average, the tax cut will pay out $155 per individual. That’s $13 per month.

With skyrocketing housing, child care, and medication costs, that $13 won’t go very far.

At the same time, the $6 billion price tag for this tax cut will mean less investment in the vital services that families rely on: education, healthcare, and support for seniors.

Trudeau’s plan will limit public investment before this new government even starts looking at their budget.

We need your help. We only have a matter of days before the new government is recalled and they vote on this tax cut.

Add your voice by clicking on –  (https://www.policyalternatives.ca/6billion?mc_cid=80bbdf0975&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

We can’t let this cut happen.

Canada’s has achieved great things under minority governments: from Medicare to universal pension plans.

This is our moment to make great things happen. With a minority government in power, we have the opportunity to push back against this proposed cut. Help us send a clear message to all of our elected Members of Parliament that we want leadership and investment, not $13 rebates.

We can tip the balance of power on this tax cut. We can redirect that money to sensible investment in Canada’s future: a future in which the next generation has the opportunity to build full lives in vibrant communities. But to have an impact, we need to reach every sitting MP.

We need everyone in the House to know that Canada needs more than this cut can offer. Will you help us get this message out? Click on (https://www.policyalternatives.ca/6billion?mc_cid=80bbdf0975&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

We hope you will join us as we push for meaningful investment, not costly tax cuts.

  • David Macdonald, Senior Economist, CCPA National

** What else can $6 Billion fund?

$6 Billion could jump start many critical programs and services in Canada. Which is your top choice? Tweet it out with the hashtag #6billioncan to join the conversation.

Allocating $3.5 billion to Canada’s housing budget would mean:
For just $1.175 billion annually, the government could:
Investing $4.45 billion in Canada’s transition to a green economy would:

Learn more (http://behindthenumbers.ca/2019/10/31/who-wins-and-who-doesnt-from-the-new-middle-class-tax-cut/?mc_cid=80bbdf0975&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

Add your voice (https://www.policyalternatives.ca/6billion?mc_cid=80bbdf0975&mc_eid=[UNIQID])

CBC report – who is the middle class? – To listen to a CBC radio interview on this question, click on –https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-votes-2019-middle-class-trudeau-scheer-definition-1.5317206

For a list of cabinet ministers, click on https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2019/11/20/prime-minister-welcomes-new-cabinet

The CCPA is one of Canada’s leading sources of progressive policy ideas. Our work is rooted in the values of social justice and environmental sustainability. As non corporate-funded policy think tanks continue to be silenced, the importance of the Centre has never been greater.

Visit the Canada Centre for Policy Alternatives’ website by clicking on https://www.policyalternatives.ca/ .

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One response to “Public Interest Group urges Canada’s Trudeau Government to place “Vital Services’ ahead of Billions of Dollars in Tax Cuts

  1. Scandinavian nations pay higher taxes than us but their citizens say the services they get are worth it and they are quite alright with it. They rank highest on the “happiness scale” that includes safety, security, health care, education and satisfaction with their lives in general. Sounds good to me.

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