It's time to tax the banks.
A campaign is already underway in the U.K. (see http://robinhoodtax.org.uk/) and some version of the idea has even been proposed by the IMF, strange as that may sound. You may have heard the news recently, with Finance Minister Flaherty going public with his veto on the idea:
Seems to me that this should be a no-brainer, as a campaign that can lift with wings...
Even the general conservatives among us might agree that the banks can afford a small levy, given their truly gross quarterly returns:
What do you say? Anybody interested in scheming on this one?
Time is right to at least rough draft a campaign in time for launch around the G20 summit coming up in June, in Toronto.
Many other coalitions from various countries around the world have already put this issue front and centre on their advocacy and campaign agendas. Seems to me that we are a few steps behind on this one here in Canada.
Hoping and happy to hear from you...