Stop Driver Inc Now

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Driver Inc. is an unethical scheme that allows trucking companies to not pay their fair share of taxes and source deductions.

Let’s stop this illegal practice today.

THE DRIVER INC IMPACT

Driver Inc. has made an uneven playing field in the trucking industry and is creating unfair and illegal disadvantages. Those using the scheme are siphoning up to $1 billion a year in tax revenues away from vital Canadian services and infrastructure and into the underground economy while circumventing important labour, safety and environmental rules.

REAL LIFE CONSEQUENCES

Canada’s truck drivers play a crucial role in making sure that families and business across the country get the goods they need on time. They are integral in keeping supply chains moving, and getting Canadian goods transported to markets around the world.

Driver Inc. is taking advantage of hardworking drivers and putting them at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing important protections and benefits like sick leave, holiday pay, overtime, and rights on termination of employment.

With the talks of bringing in a federally mandated 10-day paid sick leave, incorporated drivers under the Driver Inc. tax scam are once again being put at a disadvantage. Since these drivers are not registered employees, the participating trucking companies are not required to honour any paid sick leave.

WHAT HAS BEEN DONE TO DATE?

IN SHORT, NOT ENOUGH.

It has been over 5 years since the federal government said they were going to abolish Driver Inc. However, the only real action taken so far was earlier this year when Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) started a pilot program in Ontario.

The pilot program targets known violators of this scheme who operate within the underground economy, who will be inspected, audited, and face regulatory and legal consequences of a variety of labour contraventions.

TAKING ACTION

With the current pilot program, compliant carriers can feel confident in investing in their employees without fear of being undermined by carriers engaged in the myriad of illegal activities the Driver Inc. model is built upon.

This federal government can make immediate change if we are to protect drivers’ rights, supply chains, and Canada’s recovery. We propose a nationwide program that:

MOVES THE PILOT PROGRAM INTO FULL FORCE ACROSS CANADA

INCREASE ENFORCEMENT LEVELS HELPING END SYSTEMIC LABOUR ABUSES

CLOSE ALL TAX LOOPHOLES RELATED TO DRIVER INC.

FURTHER DRIVE HOME THE FACT THAT COMPANIES THAT PARTICIPATE IN THIS SCHEME ARE TAX-CHEATS.

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SEND A LETTER TO YOUR MP

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Dear [recipient position will go here] [recipient name will go here],

Canada’s economy is in a fragile state. Continued cost of living pressures and sustained inflation has led to life becoming more costly for more Canadians. And talk of a recession is heating up. Now is not the time for further attacks on our supply chains and economy. But that’s exactly what’s happening with the emergence of a new tax scheme in the trucking industry, known as Driver Inc.

Driver Inc. is an unethical operating scheme that allows trucking companies to avoid paying their fair share of taxes and source deductions. Driver Inc. has spawned an uneven playing field in the trucking industry and is creating unfair and illegal disadvantages for compliant and responsible companies. Those using the scheme are siphoning away over $1 billion a year in tax revenues from vital Canadian services and infrastructure and funnelling it into the underground economy, while circumventing important labour, safety, and environmental rules.

Let’s stop this illegal practice today.

To date, the federal government has fallen short on its promises to end the Driver Inc. scheme since promising to do so five years ago. Much more must be done at both the national and provincial levels to tackle this problem. As a compliant and responsible carrier, not to mention a proud Canadian SME, I expect the federal government to take immediate action to protect drivers’ rights, supply chains, and drive Canada’s economic recovery. Those actions include:

  • Have ESDC move the pilot program into full force across Canada;
  • Increase enforcement levels from the Canada Revenue Agency, to help end systemic labour abuses;
  • Have Finance Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency work together to close all tax loopholes related to Driver Inc., and;
  • Make clear that companies that participate in the Driver Inc. scheme are tax-cheats.

It’s high time the federal government put an end to Driver Inc. once and for all.

On behalf of the companies paying their fair share of taxes and treating their employees with respect, we urge you to put a stop to this illegal practice which threatens the country’s economic survival.

Very best,
[your name will go here]
[your email address will go here]

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