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To: Minister Freeland

Tax the rich to tackle the cost of living crisis

Dear Minister Freeland,

Everyday people in Canada are struggling as the cost of living rises. A wealth tax is a reasonable, fair and common-sense approach to reducing skyrocketing inequality — and it’s supported by a majority of Canadians across provinces and party lines.

We, the undersigned, urge you to tax the rich to tackle the cost of living crisis.

Why is this important?

We’re all feeling it. Everyday people are struggling as the cost of energy bills, groceries, and basic necessities skyrocket. It’s a cost of living crisis. [1]

But not everyone is impacted equally. Big corporations continue to rake in record-breaking profits. Corporate CEOs are filthy rich. Meanwhile, federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is advocating for fiscal restraint. [2]

The result? Families are forced to decide between paying rent on time or putting food on the table. [3,4] It’s enraging — but it doesn’t have to be this way.

If we all come together to demand Canada’s wealthiest pay a fairer share of tax, we can ease the financial strain we’re all feeling. We can raise much-needed billions for a stronger social safety net, public services, and jobs. We can make Canada more fair.

Finance Minister Freeland is feeling the pressure right now. She knows Canadians are struggling and she knows the public is looking to her for solutions. If thousands of Leadnow members sign an open letter demanding a wealth tax, then it could help tip the balance in our favour to ensure she delivers on it. Will you add your name to the open letter?

[2] See 1




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