Liberal finance committee chair Wayne Easter is defending wealthy individuals and big companies who are getting away with blatant tax avoidance -- or advising others how to do so.
In any thoughtful assessment, the establishment of an income tax would be regarded as a nation-building event -- ultimately as important as what was achieved at Vimy or in Charlottetown.
Is crowdfunding just a way to reinforce the idea that if you can't individually overcome systemic inequality you better be good at marketing yourself to a sympathetic audience of potential patrons?
The Liberals' commitment to tax fairness in this year's federal budget appears to have collapsed like a pile of Jenga blocks in the face of the oldest trick in the playbook of the rich and privileged.
In a slowing global economy, eyes turned to Shanghai where G20 finance ministers and central bankers sat down February 26-27 to assess the worsening outlook, and agree on what to do together.
Last week British Columbia's provincial Finance Minister announced a $100,000 (9.1 per cent) increase in the threshold for the province's homeowner grant, raising it to $1.2 million.
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.
Knowing that some people are not paying their fair share elicits strong emotions. When a talented leader such as Rachel Notley addresses blatant injustices, people get mad and go out and vote.
The Nova Scotia budget tabled this week is without vision. With debt-to-GDP declining and interest rates at a historical low, this budget is a missed opportunity.
Canada is a country where a third of citizens believe in Harper's fiscal self-flagellation, in an extremist religion that calls upon us all to deliberately impoverish ourselves. Why?