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Labour under attack

I believe it is time to find out what churches are doing with their congregations collections, etc.

After all they, are getting off without disclosing what they are putting that money to and as you know, churches don't pay taxes.

I believe it is time to register churches and put all of their financial information on the website so we can see how they are spending money.

It would be set up much like Bill C-377, but you could call it Bill C-377.1.

Next, you could set up Bill C-377.2 and go after law societies, medical associations and then accounting organizations. With all of their ta-free information placed on a government website, we will all breathe a lot better.

I urge the government to implement these bills immediately or cancel Bill C-377 and quit picking on the only voices the working man has.

Mr. Mayes, if you really want transparency, go after the big guy.  Now is the time to go after the big guy, the one per cent who really do make government policy in their back rooms and present it to you through lobbying groups. Through the loop holes in the tax act, they get away with billions that could put our country on stable financial ground. Share the wealth.

The 100 highest paid chief executives whose companies are listed on the S&P/TSX composite index made an average of $8.38 million in 2010.

This is 289 times more than the average Canadian makes in a year. In 1998, the top 100 CEOs were paid 105 times the average wage. The playing field is definitely tilted in the favour of the wealthy.

We are hungry and have no one except unions to speak to the disparity of wages.

The playing field that is tilted to the wealthiest.

Why is it you and your government want to destroy the working man and their voice in the unions with Bill C-377?

Chuck Johnson

Vernon

 

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