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Global unions call for tax on financial transactions

Harper rejects "Robin Hood" plan despite enormous potential to help world's poor and reign in "paper economy".

Guy Ryder, general secretary of the International Trade Union ConfederationOTTAWA — Canadians will be hearing a lot more about the need for a global tax on financial transactions despite the federal government's insistence that such a levy has no grounds - and certainly no place on the agenda for the G20 summit.

A grassroots campaign in favour of the transaction tax has spread quickly throughout Europe. Now, the labour movement is bringing the cause in serious way to Canada in the hopes of influencing the summit in Toronto at the end of June.

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Posted: April 13, 2010

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