The removal of estate tax, which remains an obscure event in Canadian history, had momentous implications, depriving Ottawa of revenue and putting Canada on a path toward greater inequality.
The forces unleashed by Bernie Sanders hunger for a real populism, and they're unlikely to settle for anything less than a party that once again shows backbone against bellicose billionaires.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the Panama Papers investigation is the technology involved, from electronic transfers and databases to encrypted communications.
"We are live at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas!" So opened the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 electoral season -- that's right, in a Las Vegas casino.
Many Canadians say they support raising the contribution ceiling on the Tax Free Savings Account. But it is only a wealthy minority who will actually benefit?
According to a CBC News report, a wealthy Victoria, B.C. family avoided paying tax on more than $26 million over a span of eight years.
In Canada, the small amount of income redistributed to the poor has long been a matter of public debate. Today, accepting that the rich should pay a fair share of taxes would constitute progress.
The overindulged corporate set surely doesn't need additional financial help out of the pockets of ordinary, hard-working Canadians.
The number of billionaires in the world in 2014 reached 2,325 -- a 7 per cent increase since last year and it represents an all-time record high. They control nearly 4 per cent of the world's wealth.
Kathleen Wynne broke a number of taboos last week in the Ontario election. Perhaps most surprising was her defiance of right-wing orthodoxy claiming the public won't vote for higher taxes.