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| November 19, 2014
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Harper Knows Best: The social engineering of income-splitting

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Stephen Harper is gearing up for the next election with a plan for rewarding "hard-working Canadian families." Or at least a few of them.

In truth, Harper plans to give something to all families by enriching the Universal Child Care Benefit by $60 a month per child -- thereby providing parents with an extra $2 a day.

Having taken care of the "fairness" issue with this toonie-a-day (almost enough to buy a child an ice cream cone) Harper goes on to propose what really interests him: a new tax cut that moves in the direction of ending progressive taxation, the long-established notion that the rich should pay higher tax rates than the rest.

May 13, 2013 |
Canadian money stashed in the top 12 global tax havens has topped $170 Billion. This amounts to a quarter of all Canadian money going abroad.
May 6, 2013 |
Canadian money in tax havens is at an all time high, $160 billion at last count, and growing. That's not likely to change if we follow the Federal Finance Committee Report on Tax Havens.

Book launch: 'The Great Revenue Robbery: How to Stop the Tax Cut Scam and Save Canada'

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

Octopus Books/Under One Roof
251 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada
45° 24' 59.0508" N, 75° 41' 49.866" W

 

“This is a welcome critique of conventional economic wisdom. If you thought tax cuts would solve all of your problems, read The Great Revenue Robbery and think again.”
-Thomas Walkom, political columnist, Toronto Star

Join authors and organizers for the launch of
The Great Revenue Robbery: How to Stop the Tax Cut Scam and Save Canada

Edited by Richard Swift for the Canadians for Tax Fairness

February 4, 2013 |
The House of Commons Finance Committee has set aside four days of hearings (Feb.5,7,14,26) to examine the multi-billion dollar impact of tax havens on Canadians.

Corporate Tax Freedom Day: CEOs dancing in their suites

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Corporate executives in Canada will be dancing in their suites to celebrate Corporate Tax Freedom Day on January 30. A research study by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) -- called What did Corporate Tax cuts Deliver? -- shows that by that date corporations will have paid their taxes to all levels of government for the entire year.

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Redeye

The price of offshore tax havens

August 15, 2012
| The wealthy of the world have trillions of dollars in assets hidden in offshore accounts or tax havens.
Length: 16:55 minutes (15.49 MB)
Redeye

B.C.'s regressive tax shift

November 6, 2011
| A recent report shows that the wealthy pay a lower overall provincial tax rate than the average citizen in B.C.
Length: 16:20
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