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Jan 10, 2012

Cost of inequitable tax loopholes increases

Toby Sanger
Finance Canada published its annual Tax Expenditure Report for 2011 and it shows that the cost of some of the most inequitable tax preferences and loopholes continues to rise.
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Dec 26, 2011

Economic climate and inequality

Toby Sanger
The December issue of the quarterly Economic Climate for Bargaining publication I produce is now online. This issue has a number of pieces on issues of inequality.
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Dec 23, 2011

Breaking: Flaherty's Christmas list all mixed up

Toby Sanger
We can only hope Flaherty will provide some Christmas cheer with changes "to better promote job creation and economic growth." Unfortunately, Santa Flaherty seems to have mixed up his Christmas list.
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Dec 6, 2011

OECD on inequality

Toby Sanger
Following concern expressed by the IMF, the Conference Board and thousands of protesters around the world, the OECD has just released an extensive 400-page report on the problem of growing inequality.
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Oct 20, 2011

Federal R&D Panel releases report

Toby Sanger
In a week when business lobby groups are calling for more tax breaks, the federal R&D Panel released a very good report saying Canada's generous system of R&D tax incentives hasn't been effective.
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Oct 16, 2011

Europe, G20 and financial transactions taxes

Toby Sanger
Thanks mostly to the superb campaigning by international development, poverty and environmental activists, there's been remarkable progress in getting Europe to introduce financial transactions taxes.
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Sep 30, 2011

Who's over or underpaid?

Toby Sanger
We all know that the wages and compensation individuals receive in private competitive markets reflects their productivity, unless pesky unions and government regulations get in the way.
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Jun 7, 2011

You can't cut your way to growth

Toby Sanger
What's disturbing is that the Harper government was re-elected on its image of being good economic managers. Reports show that our economy has grown because of public stimulus and consumer spending.
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Apr 29, 2011

Fiscal record of Canadian political parties

Toby Sanger
The fiscal records of all federal and provincial governments in Canada for the past three decades show that NDP governments have the best fiscal record.
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Apr 19, 2011

Are Canadians working too much?

Toby Sanger
Recently released figures from OECD show that Canadians aren't just busy beavers but world-class workhorses when it comes to hours worked per day.
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Apr 17, 2011

Canada's Caribbean bank tax holiday

Toby Sanger
Not only is an increasing share of Canadian direct investment abroad going through finance and insurance industries, but a growing share is also being funnelled into tax havens.
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Jan 27, 2009

Harper "stimulus" budget falls far short

Toby Sanger
Faced with the prospect of losing their grip on power, the Harper government has made a big show of taking action to address the economic and financial crisis, but it still falls far short.
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Nov 21, 2006

Fraser Institute must repent and ask forgiveness

Toby Sanger
The Fraser Institute has released its report on Canadian Government Debt 2006. It claims that each Canadian taxpayer owes $171,032 in federal, provincial and local liabilities. It is a typical Frase

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