When a Harper cabinet minister gets inspired by a grocery store commercial, it costs the rest of us money. Why are taxpayers footing the bill for advertising that doesn't play by the rules?
Canadians for Tax Fairness
Canadians for Fair Taxation promotes a progressive tax system, based on ability to pay, to fund the public services and programs required to meet our social, economic and environmental needs.
Every year the CRA collects an estimated $36 million from federal tax on tampons. That's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a tax system that fails many women.
When did federal budgets and economic policy stop being about vision and stewardship and turn into a free-for-all about who "wins" and who "loses?"
Experts have been warning that doubling the limit will have enormous negative impact on future federal and provincial budgets -- increasing exponentially to $20 billion annually by 2060.
The reviews are in. Alberta's first post-oil boom budget is a bust.
The Harper Conservatives have done a lot of damage to Canada.
Women the world over pay the price for bad tax systems. How to change that is the theme of an upcoming Queen's University Women's Day Conference.
New details are out about how one of the world's largest banks appears to have helped clients hide assets and game the system. And it isn't pretty.
The upcoming federal election is an opportunity to take stock and look for strong leadership on fiscal issues that go beyond the failed attempts at so-called austerity and boutique tax cuts.
Taxes are not just about revenue; they are also about the fair distribution of economic benefits and about how much inequality we are willing to tolerate.