tax system

Podcast
Feb 23, 2016

B.C.'s Medical Services Plan premiums a regressive tax

Redeye
B.C. is the only province that charges residents a flat tax to access health care. All over provinces fund health care through the tax system. A recent campaign calls for an end to MSP premiums.
Blog
Sep 15, 2015
Photo: Phillip Ingham/flickr

Small business taxes, big loopholes

David Macdonald
Kaylie Tiessen
Are small business tax cuts really the best way to help small business and the Canadian economy? The short answer is no.
Blog
Feb 17, 2015

Will Nova Scotia implement a carbon tax?

Brendan Haley
There is discussion in Nova Scotia about the possibility of the government introducing a carbon tax in the next budget. Here are some ideas for how to approach a carbon tax policy in the province.
Blog
Nov 20, 2014
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Nova Scotia Tax Review: Eroding tax fairness

Christine Saulnier
On balance, the tax package proposed in this report will result in a regressive and unfair tax regime in Nova Scotia that will harm the economy and make current problems worse.
Blog
Aug 4, 2014
Photo: Lendingmemo/flickr

Taxes: A conversation whose time has come

Kaylie Tiessen
Discussion of Ontario's deficit is bound to heat up this fall. It's a good time to start having that adult conversation about taxes. In fact, it's about time.
Blog
May 26, 2014
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Municipal budgets: You get what you pay for

Ian Hudson
When asked "what should the city do for its citizens?" Winnipeg's answer has been "less." Given the city's unwillingness to tax citizens, it's not surprising that it has little money to spend.
Blog
Apr 16, 2014
Photo: Mark Giles/flickr

Ontario budget: Don't throw taxes under the bus

Trish Hennessy
As Ontario inches toward a potential spring election showdown, Premier Kathleen Wynne is making clear that she wants public transit to become the ballot box question.

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