1. A wealth tax is foreign to Canada
Canada already has this: The property tax, imposed on almost all wealth held by low/middle income Canadians-their homes. A wealth tax extends this tax to include other forms of property above $20M, like stocks/bonds-mostly held by the wealthy
2. A wealth tax hasn't worked in other countries.
"Wealth taxes in many European countries were badly designed. They had low thresholds, so they taxed many people who were not ultra-rich, just well-off. Today’s proposed wealth taxes only target those who are undeniably wealthy."
The winners: 1. Canada’s top grocery stores earned $721 million in profits in only 3 months of the pandemic.
- Loblaws: $342 million
- Metro: $187 million
- Empire Company Ltd. (owns Sobeys): $ 192 million
- Canada’s top 20 billionaires amassed $37 bn in 2020.
- The top five billionaires increased their wealth by $5.5 bn
A list of countries that have a #WealthTax and how they work. THREAD:
#Norway has a wealth tax of 0.85% on individual stocks worth more than $170,000. Of this, 0.7% goes to municipalities, and 0.15% goes to the central govt. In 2017, the wealth tax made up 1.1% of all Norwegian tax revenue.
#Spain has a progressive wealth tax between 0.2% and 3.75% on stocks above $784,000.
The lived experience of the Chinese community globally and here in Canada has been harmed tremendously by #COVID19. #IDERD
From a mother berated by hate after venturing to the grocery store for some fruit, to the doctor rapidly losing patients, the Chinese community has weathered a startling amount of hate and xenophobia amid #COVID19: globalnews.ca/news/6602754/c…
The increase in racism and xenophobia has led to acts of violence across Canada. Canadians who are considered visibly “Asian” are being stabbed, like this 44 year old Korean man: