March 19th, 2021
REALITY CHECK – O’Toole’s tries to change his stripes
In a recently released letter, Erin O’Toole claims he will make wealthy Canadians “pay their fair share”. The truth is, he won’t. Why? Because Erin O’Toole has a long history of supporting the rich in every thought, word and deed.
As a Bay Street corporate lawyer, Erin O’Toole spent his career defending profits of rich corporations that make Canadians’ lives more expensive.
As an elected Member of Parliament, Eric O’Toole never missed a chance to cut taxes for wealthy corporations and the rich.
Here’s O’Toole’s Conservative Party opposing “cap the stock option deduction loophole and to take aggressive action to combat tax havens” on February 13, 2018.
Here’s O’Toole’s Conservative Party opposing “one percent tax on wealth over $20 million and an excess profit tax on big corporations that have been profiteering from the pandemic” on November 16, 2020. That was less than 6 months ago!
Of course, one cannot forget that during the Steven Harper reign, of which O’Toole was a Cabinet Minister, corporate taxes plummeted from 22% to 15%.
The fact is, Erin O’Toole has always sided with wealthy corporations over Canadian families. A tiger can’t change its stripes and Erin O’Toole can’t run from his record.
Canadians deserve better.