tax system

Columnists
Feb 9, 2010

Tory chill freezes out Tobin tax

Jim Flaherty hosted the G7 finance ministers in Iqaluit, but Canadians got little sense of something else he was up to: obstructing worldwide momentum for a tax on financial speculation.
Columnists
Nov 10, 2009

Europe looks ahead

British Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown has come out in favour of a global financial transactions tax.The tax is opposed by the U.S. Treasury, and the Canadian Finance Minister James Flaherty.
Columnists
Sep 8, 2009

Tax havens: out of sight, out of mind

No one questions the zeal of Canadian authorities in ensuring that ordinary folks pay every cent of their taxes. Yet the government doesn't appear to be equally zealous when it comes to the rich.
Columnists
Mar 26, 2009

Change for a dollar

We need more than financial stability. We need an ethical financial sector whose commitment to shared prosperity equals its desire for stability.
Columnists
Mar 19, 2009

Jesus, Chrysler

The old-style auto industry is on a highway to hell, and it's taking us down with it, one way or another.
Columnists
Mar 18, 2009

Those hit hardest get no bailout

Taxpayers' bailout money for AIG bonuses has rightfully provoked a massive backlash against AIG, Wall Street, President Barack Obama and his economic advisers.

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