May 04, 2010

Tax fairness policy adopted

VANCOUVER—Delegates today adopted a comprehensive policy on tax fairness. The policy is a response to serious revenue problems at all levels of government due to tax cutting, tax shifting, and outright refusal of corporations like Catalyst Paper to pay their legally-assessed taxes.

British Columbia’s tax system is increasingly unfair. That in turn means all levels of government are facing serious revenue problems and communities are facing cuts in services. The policy paper includes background information that details the increasing unfairness of taxation and states what CUPE will do to ensure that communities have revenues they need to provide important public services.

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