This month, the Hennessy Index examines Canada's tax system and the role of income, sales, corporate, property and other taxes in our economy.
Income taxes were first introduced in 1917 as a temporary measure to raise money to finance the First World War. Income tax is still with us almost 100 years later.
Now that the HST debate is over, it would be great to see some of the energy and focus dedicated to debating the HST be redirected to designing solutions to the real challenges facing B.C.
I've never endorsed the HST. That claim, made by business-funded HST advocates in B.C. trying to drive a wedge between unions in B.C. and in Ontario, is blatantly false.
David J. Climenhaga
In a spectacular blooper, Alberta Finance Minister Ted Morton admits he'd consider a sales tax.