Tradespeople Try to Stop Rising Cost of Hair Cuts, Car Servicing &
Calling a Plumber or Electrician
NIAGARA, ON, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Niagara construction workers have
joined the campaign to stop the Ontario government from hitting
tradespeople with a job-killing trades tax that will drive up the cost
of services including home renovations, car repairs and getting a
"This new bureaucracy is going to cost tradespeople millions of dollars
and make life more expensive for consumers in Niagara," said Karin
Sheldrick, General Manager of the Niagara Construction Association.
"The trades tax will kill jobs and discourage youth from entering into
the trades. We joined the Stop The Trades Tax campaign to ensure the
government's newest bureaucracy is stopped."
The Ontario government has announced that a multi-million dollar trades
tax will hit businesses and tradespeople this spring. It will impact
all Ontario apprentices, journeypersons and their employers.
In a response, a grassroots campaign was launched in 2011, to urge the
Ontario government to scrap its newest bureaucracy. The Stop The Trades
Tax campaign has grown to 31 organizations whose members represent more
than 130,000 skilled tradespeople and 8,000 business owners. The
campaign is supported by tradespeople across the spectrum, from
mechanics to hairdressers to construction workers.
"We're calling on the Wynne government to scrap its job killing trades
tax that will ultimately be a costly failure," said Campaign Chair Sean
Reid. "We're encouraging you to help stop the trades tax by writing to
your MPP and signing our petition."
The Stop the Trades Tax campaign recently launched a province-wide tour
asking MPPs, and all candidates in the next provincial election to
stand up for tradespeople and sign a pledge to Stop The Trades Tax.
To learn more about the Stop The Trades Tax campaign visit: www.stopthetradestax.ca
SOURCE: Stop the Trades Tax
For further information:
Danna O'Brien, firstname.lastname@example.org 416-500-0699
Karin Sheldrick, Niagara Construction Association, Karin@niagaraconstruction.org, 905-682-6661
Sean Reid, Progressive Contractors Association of Canada and Campaign Chair, email@example.com 289-335-1181