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September 27, 2013 |
Canada is not immune to sophisticated, multi-billion-dollar global schemes that involve money laundering and hidden assets.

'Recession hurts, but austerity kills': How governments' austerity measures are killing us all

The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills

by David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu
(Basic Books,
2013;
$26.99)

On March 28, 2012, Giuseppe Campaniello left for work earlier than usual. He would have kissed his wife goodbye, but she was sleeping so peacefully he decided to let her rest. 

Campaniello then set off for the Equitalia tax office in his hometown of Bologna, Italy. Once there, he doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. He died nine days later in hospital. Campaniello’s cause of death? Economics.

Just days before, he’d received a final notice from the tax office; doubling a fine he reportedly couldn’t pay, which proved to be the final straw.

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August 14, 2013 |
Tom Mulcair's recently reiterated unwillingness to raise personal tax rates puts the spotlight on corporate taxes. But how much revenue is at stake?
August 9, 2013 |
The University of Alberta wants to "reopen two-year collective agreements" with faculty and staff "to help the university balance its budget." This strikes me as a curious turn of events.
July 24, 2013 |
Americans are dividing themselves by income. Most U.S. cities (including Detroit) once had a mix of rich, middle-class, and poor residents. Now, each lives separately in their own city.
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The Foreign Investment Myth

July 9, 2013
| There is a theory that millionaires from Asia buying up housing in Vancouver are the cause of the affordable housing crisis in Vancouver. Jackie Wong, Pablo Mendez and Henry Yu disagree.
Length: 36:46 minutes (33.66 MB)
July 1, 2013 |
The world’s largest non-governmental organizations, labour and faith groups are “putting world leaders on notice – members of civil society are uniting for tax justice everywhere.”
June 17, 2013 |
Canadians will continue to lose a minimum of $7.8 billion a year if Prime Minister Harper and other members of the G8 fail to agree on a plan to tackle global tax havens.
May 13, 2013 |
Canadian money stashed in the top 12 global tax havens has topped $170 Billion. This amounts to a quarter of all Canadian money going abroad.
May 6, 2013 |
Canadian money in tax havens is at an all time high, $160 billion at last count, and growing. That's not likely to change if we follow the Federal Finance Committee Report on Tax Havens.
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