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'Tax' is Not a Four Letter Word

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm


45° 30' 31.212" N, 73° 33' 14.3748" W

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is holding a conversation about the taxes required to pay for the society we want called ‘Tax’ is not a four letter word.

Join the discussion, featuring Alex Himelfarb, former Privy Council clerk and from the CCPA, Trish Hennessy, Hugh Mackenzie, Toby Sanger, Armine Yalnizyan, chaired by Larry Brown (president CCPA) and based on the book tax is not a dirty word by Alex and Jordan Himelfarb (eds).

Post-event Social

(co-sponsored with l’iris and rabble.ca)

At the Ste-Elizabeth Pub, 1412 rue Ste-Elizabeth, Montreal (2 streets west from St-Denis, north of Ste-Catherine)

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Another golden moment is slipping away. I don't mean the Leafs (not only). I mean the Ontario election we might have had, the one about taxes, with a debate on what it means to be a society. I adore elections like that, rare as they are: the 1988 free trade election, the 1992 Charlottetown referendum (technically not an election, but still a vote). They stand out because they aren't about who wins; they're about what matters.

Premier Kathleen Wynne seemed up for it. She proposed solving the Metro transit catastrophe with "dedicated" taxes. She even teed them up: half a per cent to HST, a gas tax rise. Then she raised her bet: a provincial pension plan, since the Stephen Harper government won't do anything to address that situation.

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For years, most pundits have concluded that any politician proposing higher taxes must be either brave or suicidal. These days, however, a growing number of leaders, across the spectrum, are willing to do precisely that. And instead of self-destruction, they may just be showing canny foresight.

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A Free Public Conference on: What is a fair share of taxes?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 7:00pm


Concordia’s School of Community & Public Affairs
2149 Mackay St.
Montreal, QC
45° 29' 50.496" N, 73° 34' 48.6336" W

A Free Public Conference on: Une Conférence Publique sur:

 Quelle est la juste part ? What is a fair share of taxes?

By authors & celebrity public speakers: auteurs et célèbres conférenciers:

Professeurs Patrick Turmel & David Robichaud

During last year’s protests, the students were demanding free university tuition, but they were told by Charest: ‘They were not contributing their fair share!’’ What is a fair share & who is not really making a fair contribution to the public coffers?

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