The Stop The Trades Tax Campaign has grown to 32 organizations, representing over 130,000 skilled tradespeople and 8,000 businesses across Ontario.
You can help us put pressure on the politicians by contacting your Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) and tell them to Stop The Trades Tax.
You can help us inform more people about the importance of Stop The Trade Tax by having your voice heard in the media.
Tell your friends and colleagues about our campaign to Stop The Trades Tax
Help Stop The Trades Tax by getting a Stop The Trades Tax sign for your windshield, office window or on your website or blog.
We are asking current MPPs and all candidates in the next provincial election to stand up for tradespeople and sign this pledge to Stop The Trades Tax.
It will make life more expensive for all Ontarian’s. Costs for everything from getting a haircut to hiring a plumber to having your a car fixed will be more expensive.
This new bureaucracy will drive up costs for consumers for projects large and small, from new home and condo construction, to having a new road, hospital, school, or backyard deck built.
Ontario has struggled for years to attract people to skilled trades. This tax will cost tradespeople more to do their jobs and employers more to create jobs. By making job creation more expensive, it will drive people out of the trades and kill jobs.
The Liberal Government has hit hardworking tradespeople with a trades tax that will cost them millions and millions of dollars.
Apprentices and journeypersons will see a hefty tax increase of 600% from new annual fees. The trades tax took effect on April 8th and costs tradespeople, like hairstylists, electricians and construction workers, between $60 and $120 per year, plus HST.
It’s a huge tax grab, with no clear benefit and no accountability. Tradespeople already pay for licenses and countless other fees to government. Now the Liberal government has them paying another tax to fund another government bureaucracy no one wants or needs.