It feels like just a few months ago that we were in the election campaign that saw Stephen Harper’s decade-long reign over Canada come to an end. But believe it or not, we’re headed back to the polls on October 21st to elect a new government.
What’s at stake for CUPE members in the coming federal election? What do CUPE members, their families, and their communities need from the next federal government?
We know that quality public services keep our communities strong. But in order to have quality public services, everyone needs to pay their fair share. Fifty years ago, corporations paid 70 cents of every federal tax dollar. Today, they pay less than 50 cents, while federal supports for housing and infrastructure have been stagnant. If we want a government that will invest in the future of our communities, then we need a government that is willing to make corporations start paying their fair share again.