tax system

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May 26, 2011

B.C. to raise corporate taxes

Erin Weir
Amazingly, B.C.'s government has joined its official opposition in proposing to restore the provincial corporate income tax rate from 10% to 12%.
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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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Apr 17, 2011

The legend of zero

Armine Yalnizyan
No politician is talking about it, but there is a growing debate about corporate tax cuts, and it's not about whether they should go up or down 1.5 percentage points. It's about getting rid of them.
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Apr 14, 2011

Historical analysis of business investment and taxes

Jim Stanford
Here is a link to the CCPA study we released yesterday, analyzing business capital investment spending in Canada. It tests for the significance of corporate tax variables and finds no such evidence.
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Apr 9, 2011

The Borg and corporate taxes

Erin Weir
Perhaps the most compelling villain on Star Trek was the Borg, which seeks to assimilate other groups into its hive. The Macdonald-Laurier Institute seems to be performing this on Canada's right.
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Apr 7, 2011

The great corporate cash stash

Eric Pineault
As we debate the merits and uses of a corporate tax cut, corporations themselves have already adapted to their new fiscal "competitive" environment, by stashing up to 28% of the GDP's worth of cash.

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