Canadians who think it’s easier for the rich and corporations to avoid paying taxes have compelling new evidence to support their suspicions. Nine out of 10 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) tax professionals surveyed by PIPSC agree “it is easier for corporations and wealthy individuals to evade and/or avoid tax responsibilities than it is for average Canadians.” That’s even more than the 79% of Canadians who agreed with the same statement in an Environics Research poll.
Building on the tremendous solidarity established in the last round of negotiations, our 16 Treasury Board groups are busy preparing for a new round of bargaining that is scheduled to begin in the coming months.
Bargaining teams are being convened, member surveys are being conducted, and priorities are emerging, both for individual Groups and PIPSC overall. In short, all Groups should be in a position to begin bargaining by the end of the year.
In accordance with By-Laws 20.3, 20.4, 21.4, and 21.5, there have been several changes in the composition of the Board of Directors due to a leave of absence and resignations.
Sean O’Reilly, Acting Vice-President (Full-Time) while Shannon Bittman is on a leave of absence.
With some regret, the Institute has accepted Del Dickson’s resignation as NCR Director on the PIPSC Board of Directors.
PIPSC would like to thank Mr. Dickson for his 5.5 years as NCR Director as well as his years as a dedicated Steward and Legacy Foundation Director and Champion.