Protest Downtown: Corporate Tax Breaks
February 25, 2011 12 noon – 1 p.m
Posted on line Friday, February 25
People from all walks of life congregated at the corner of Brock and Queen Streets to protest the corporate tax cuts coming in the next budget. The Labour Congress, 2251 USWA, CUPE and MP Tony Martin spoke to people and handed out leaflets with information on the upcoming cuts. Tony Martin seems to be at all functions that determines the well being or lack of for the average people. Councillor Joe Kromptich was there representing 2251.
Felicia Fahey, the organizer of the rally and a member of OPSEU and “All Together Now! A Champion for Change”, has been working on this campaign against these tax cuts for months. She says that the days of “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer have to stop and people have to speak out. McGuinty’s corporate tax cuts will cost Ontario $2.4 Billion.
The tax cuts are heading to corporations like the big six banks who made in excess of $14 Billion and paid out more than $8 in bonuses, last year.
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Rally at the corner of Queen and Brock to demand an end to corporate tax cuts that benefit the big banks at the expense of funding public services
Cancel Corporate Tax Cuts Rally
12 noon. – 1 p.m.
Corner of Queen and Brock Sault Ste. Marie
Premier Dalton McGuinty’s corporate tax cuts will cost Ontario $2.4 billion. These tax cuts are donations to rich corporations like the Royal Bank of Canada and the Bank of Montreal. Canada’s Big Six banks paid out $8 billion in bonuses in 2009 on profits of $14 billion.
If you had your choice what would you do with $2.4 billion? Would you create jobs and invest in public services that benefit everyone? Or would you go ahead with Premier McGuinty and Sault Ste. Marie MPP David Orazietti’s tax breaks for the rich?
For more information, contact Felicia Fahey, firstname.lastname@example.org
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