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| May 14, 2012
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B.C.'s regressive tax shift

November 6, 2011
| A recent report shows that the wealthy pay a lower overall provincial tax rate than the average citizen in B.C.
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| October 14, 2011
| October 13, 2011

CCPA comparison of three Ontario election platforms

Hugh Mackenzie of the CCPA has prepared a comprehensive comparison of the election platforms of the three major parties in Ontario's election. It reveals an enormous fiscal "hole" in the Conservative platform that will inevitably result in dramatic reductions in public spending if that party wins the October 6 election.

The report, released yesterday, added up the value of the campaign promises (for tax cuts and new spending programs) made by the three parties, and compared those to their corresponding plans to pay for those promises.

| September 29, 2011

Obama's birthday and 'real' democracy

Maybe they should have postponed Barack Obama's 50th birthday party on Thursday until he shows signs of growing up a bit. He first looked callow, like a kid not quite up to it, in his BP oil spill speech a year ago. His mouth seemed to be going through the motions. "Consumers are buying more efficient cars and trucks, and families are making their homes more energy-efficient. Scientists and researchers are discovering clean energy technologies that someday will lead to entire new industries..." As if he was trying to mimic his hero, Ronald Reagan: not Reagan as president, but as TV pitchman for his employer, GE, back in the 1950s. Hmm...

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