Campaigns and Petitions
Jan 3/23 - Canada's wealthy already made more than most canadians
By 9:43 this morning, on the first working day of 2023, Canada’s wealthiest people have already made more than you or I might all year.1
I’m not talking about owning-a-cottage wealthy or small-business wealthy. I mean owner of a national grocery chain wealthy, or international media conglomerate wealthy.
This kind of wealth disparity really grinds my gears, and what makes it worse is that many of these very wealthy people don’t pay fair taxes like you and I do.
Call on Finance Minister Freeland to fairly tax wealthy people and corporations!TAKE ACTION NO
In Canada there are 41 billionaires, many of whom you’ve probably never heard of. Those 41 people, including David Thomson, Jim Pattison, and Galen Weston Jr., hold more wealth than the 40 per cent of Canadians at the bottom of the economic ladder.2 That’s 15 million people!
While these folks accumulate incredible wealth through things like grocery store chains and real estate ventures, more and more people in Canada are struggling to put food on the table and pay the rent. At the same time, these ultra-wealthy people are contributing to the climate crisis through major fossil fuel investments and high-emitting lifestyles – a new study showed that billionaires emit one million times more greenhouse gases than the average person.3
It’s time to change this story. It’s time to implement fair taxes on very wealthy people and corporations, as countries like the UK, Norway, The Netherlands, Argentina, France, Colombia, and Switzerland have. These fair taxes include:4
A windfall tax on the huge profits being made by oil and gas companies
An annual wealth tax on people and corporations with a net worth of more than $10m
Raising the corporate tax rate
Closing egregious tax loopholes
SAVE OUR (SLGA/LIQUOR) STORES
Times are tough for Saskatchewan residents. The government isn't making it easier.
They decided to privatize the retail side of SLGA and close all public liquor stores; stores that make a profit. That means less money to support public services like education, health care and highways.
It's time we stand together for the people of Saskatchewan. Show your support and take action to save Saskatchewan's public liquor stores.
There are people in Canada who have never been able to afford dental care.
People like Danielle, a contractor, who told Jagmeet she has never been able to afford dental care or prescription medicine.
Parents like Adam, a single father, who messaged Jagmeet to say both his children need dental surgery but he’s worried about how he’ll pay those bills at $2,000 each.
Workers like Sally, who lost one of her jobs in the pandemic. She says she is struggling and has never been able to afford to go to the dentist. She texted Jagmeet to say what a blessing it is that her dental health may soon be covered.
But there’s a problem – Conservatives are already complaining about the cost of helping families while they focus on advocating for help for the ultra-rich.
They say Canadians don’t need dental care. Tell Conservatives they’re wrong by signing this petition today.
The affordability crisis is impacting every aspect of our lives. This historic expansion of health care to include dental care and pharmacare will make a massive difference in improving people's quality of life — people like Adam, Sally, and Danielle.
Conservatives don’t have any plans at all to help the 6.5 million Canadians who can’t afford a trip to the dentist, and we know they will do whatever they can to stop this historic expansion of public healthcare. They want to privatize healthcare instead.
If they get their way, Danielle, Sally, Adam, and millions more like them may never get the help — the help they say they need right now.
If you agree dental care for Canadians is desperately needed, make sure to add your name:
investigate greed / greedflation
Something about food prices just doesn’t add up. Parliament needs to find out why.
One in four Canadians are going hungry while big grocery chains make billions in record profits. The CEO of Sobeys alone has made more than $8 million this year. That’s 15% more than last year.
Sky high food prices still aren’t coming down and employee wages aren’t going up, either. It makes no sense, and it’s hurting Canadian families.
With a new baby daughter of my own to think about I’m worried for my family, and for yours too.
We deserve to know the truth about what’s going on - because it isn’t you driving inflation, Dave. But you’re still the one paying for it.
It’s time to tackle the real cause of inflation: corporate greed.
Take action now to help families put dinner on the table. Tell Parliament to investigate how unchecked corporate greed is driving grocery prices sky high.
A Parliamentary investigation can help us get to the bottom of this. It’s time for billionaire CEOS to be held accountable, both to you and to grocery store workers who haven’t gotten a raise.
The Liberals have shown they’d rather help out big corporations, and the Conservatives aren’t interested in tackling “greedflation” at all. Both of the status quo parties said no to a windfall tax on record profits.
It will take a powerful grassroots movement to take on the grocery CEOs overpricing our food, but together we can take on greedy CEOs.
If you agree Parliament needs to investigate grocery CEOs raising prices, sign our petition.
Because everyone should be able to afford to eat.