[image description: a protest poster. the top half of the poster has the rainbow pride flag while the bottom half is white. on the fourth stripe of the pride flag, which is the green stripe, there is a TD Bank logo beside text.
IN TEXT: Proudly supporting profit Proudly supporting capitalism Proudly supporting queerbaiting Proudly supporting pinkwashing Proudly supporting heteronormativity Proudly supporting shareholders Keep pride political. Not profitable. BANKS DON’T BELONG IN PRIDE END TEXT.
Above the last sentence of text there is a small symbol of a unicorn. end description.]
we would also add “Proudly supporting homonormativity” to this list.
In 2012 TD Bank made $6.5 billion in profit. But, because of overseas profits, it cut its tax rate to 15 per cent. That’s half the regular Canadian corporate tax rate which is already the lowest in the G7. In 2009 when the corporate tax rate was almost 32 per cent, TD paid only 7.6 per cent tax in Canada.
TD is not alone in this practice. The Royal Bank spends millions sponsoring events and donating to charities. But it too operates in tax havens all over the world. And resource giant Cameco uses the tag line “Cameco Cares” - contributing to children’s hospitals and organizing summer concerts. But behind that feel-good generosity, Cameco has avoided more than a billion dollars in taxes through its use of a Swiss tax haven. […]
Canadian banks fund Dakota Access pipeline companies: an investigation
TD, RBC and Scotiabank among those identified as financiers, and groups such as Move Your Money and Fossil Free Canada encourage cutting ties with banks that finance fossil fuel projects.
Three Canadian banks are among the more than two dozen financial institutions identified as backers of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and its associated companies.
TD subsidiary TD Securities, an investigation has revealed, is one of the seventeen banks that have provided project-level loans to Dakota Access LLC. It has the seventh largest commitment ($360 million) out of these seventeen banks.
An overlapping group of banks are also, according to data from Hugh MacMillan, a senior researcher with consumer advocacy group Food and Water Watch, financing the conversion of a second oil pipeline that would run from the southern end of Dakota Access to the Gulf.
TD Securities is also financing Sunoco Logistics, a member of the Energy Transfer corporate family, and two of its companies (Sunoco Logistics and Energy Transfer Partners) partly own the joint venture of Dakota Access LLC.
Scotiabank is also identified as a lender to Sunoco Logistics only, while the Royal Bank of Canada has commitments to all three Energy Transfer family corporate credit lines. Neither provide project-level loans to Dakota Access LLC, however. The Royal Bank has also been accused of a conflict of interest after they recently upgraded their assessment of Enbridge, a part owner of the Bakken Pipeline System which includes the Dakota access line, encouraging investors to buy its stock even as the bank helps to fund one of its signature projects.
Let me just tell you, Britney’s show in Boston was nothing less than spectacular! I know, Brit always puts on a show, but she exceeded my expectations. It was unbelievable.
DJ Pauly D was the first opening act and he was alright. If he wasn’t on Jersey Shore he would not be good enough to be on this tour… just sayin. I had fun fist pumping though!
Nicki was INSANE. I was going hard to her lyrics singing/rapping along and I think the people in front of me thought I was insane. It’s cool. She looked so good, especially when she changed wigs and came out at the end during TTWE. I fucking love this woman.
Now, the living legend. When I got to the arena and saw how close my seats were I was almost in tears. I’ve seen Britney live twice before but I was always in the far back balcony. These seats were so close within steps I could be joining her on stage.
Each and every performance was spectacular and I loved the video interludes, the were super fun and creepy. I assume they chose the lucky fan who goes on stage before the show, for her special lapdance, but that didn’t stop me from running towards the stage screaming, trying to get them to chose me. I wasn’t pulled up on stage, sadly, but I’ll live.
All in all this show was so unbelievable. The fact that I was in the presence of a living legend made me want to just die right there. I don’t know if I will ever experience anything as wonderful as I did tonight.