SUDBURY, ON, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Paula Peroni, Ontario PC Candidate
for Sudbury and Marck Blay, Ontario PC Candidate for Nickel Belt,
joined the fight to Stop The Trades Tax by signing the pledge to end
the job-killing tax in Sudbury yesterday.
"From getting a hair cut to getting a car fixed to hiring a plumber, the
Trades Tax is going to drive up costs of services for all Ontarians. I
would like to thank Ms. Peroni and Mr. Blay for supporting our efforts
to stop this costly trades tax," said Sean Reid, Chair of the Stop The
Trades Tax Campaign. "We are calling on all MPPs and candidates across
the political spectrum to stand with Ontario tradespeople and commit to
scrapping this tax by signing our pledge."
The campaign has launched a province-wide tour calling on current MPPs
and all candidates in the next provincial election to stand up for
tradespeople and sign a pledge to Stop The Trades Tax. This pledge will
be important to all Ontarians because the trades tax will cost
tradespeople and employers millions, kill jobs and drive up the cost of
services like home renovations, car repairs and getting a haircut.
"As the PC Candidate for Sudbury, I pledge to the hardworking
tradespeople and citizens of this riding and across the province that I
will oppose any and all efforts by the Liberal government to implement
a Trades Tax," said Peroni.
"Today, I stand by the hardworking tradespeople and citizens of Nickel
Belt by pledging to oppose any and all efforts by the Liberal
government to impose a mandatory membership fee, also known as a trades
tax, on the tradespeople and employers of Ontario," added Blay.
Ms. Peroni and Mr. Blay signed the pledge in Sudbury with Garfield
Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North and PC Critic for Skilled Trades and
Apprenticeship Reform, who has been a leader in the fight to stop the
"The trades tax is something tradespeople and all Ontarians cannot
afford, which is why this cash grab must be stopped," said Dunlop.
"This pledge signing reaffirms our commitment to do everything we can
to stop the Liberal Government from implementing the trades tax."
The Stop The Trades Tax campaign was launched in 2011 and has grown to
31 organizations whose members represent more than 8,000 small, medium
and large Ontario businesses and 130,000 skilled tradespeople across
the province. The campaign is supported by tradespeople and business
owners who fix our cars and roads, cut our hair, and build and renovate
our homes and hospitals.
To learn more about the campaign visit: www.stopthetradestax.ca
SOURCE: Stop the Trades Tax Campaign
For further information:
Sean Reid, Progressive Contractors Association of Canada and Campaign chair, firstname.lastname@example.org 289-335-1181
Amanda Galbraith, Playbook Communications, email@example.com, 416-710-3211