Tax havens allow rich individuals, Canadian banks and resource companies to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes each year.
David J. Climenhaga
Supporters of the Harper Government's campaign to use tax laws to de-fund its opponents need to be careful what they wish for. They might just get it!
The significant changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program which are to be quickly implemented through Budget 2012 with very little consultation have not received enough critical attention.
One of the casualties of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's 2012 budget was the CBC. The network faces a 10 percent cut in funding over the next 3 years.
There is little that is worse than a class war that few are even willing to acknowledge is going on.
Instead of ensuring development of resources in a manner consistent with real long-term needs like energy security, the country is to open to any foreign investor who wants our resources.
Canadians are less able to protect our water, air and land because of changes to environmental laws outlined in the new federal budget.
Economists estimate this budget will cost tens of thousands of public and private sector jobs but provides very little information on where and how cuts will be implemented.
Despite its size and the hundreds of measures it details, Harper's 2012 budget demonstrates just how small-minded their vision is.
The budget gives the Harper government an opportunity to strengthen and expand health care in Canada -- but I'm feeling rather pessimistic that they'll take this opportunity.