The pandemic has been devastating for young people, families, and small businesses. Millennials have already lived through a Great Recession in 2008 – and now they’re getting hit again.
It’s a different story for the wealthiest Canadians, who are getting richer. Some wealthy corporations are making record profits because of the pandemic. Canada’s billionaires are $37 billion richer since March 2020.
Successive Liberal and Conservative governments have rigged the system to favour their corporate friends and the very richest elite – and they’ve let the wealthiest avoid paying their fair share of taxes by hiding billions of dollars offshore every year.
The pandemic isn’t over. Families, youth, seniors, our healthcare system, our education system and our economy all need support, and that costs money.
Join Jagmeet Singh and the NDP in our call to have those who profited from the pandemic help pay for the support the rest of us need.
We’re calling on Justin Trudeau and the Liberals to introduce a temporary COVID-19 excess profit tax that at least doubles the tax rate on excess profits, and a 1% wealth tax on people with fortunes over $20 million.
Join our call – add your name now.