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Karl Nerenberg | The race is still on to decide which party represents the best alternative to the Conservatives. Now is the time to look seriously at what the Liberals and New Democrats are all about.
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Stephen Harper in Saskatoon, March 2015
Kate McInturff | Here's the Conservative job plan: cut an enormous, expensive cheque for the wealthiest among us and hope really hard that they create jobs.
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David Macdonald | This year's Alternative Federal Budget demonstrates that we can afford to make choices that would benefit the vast majority of Canadians, not just those at the top of the income scale.
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Karl Nerenberg | The NDP's Tom Mulcair has just promised to eliminate the tax break on stock options. That is a CCPA proposal in its Alternate Federal Budget (AFB). There is much more in the AFB.
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David J. Climenhaga | Very little of the money from the Tory income-splitting dodge will get to people who need it.
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Harper's reduced surplus poses a challenge for Mulcair (pictured) and Trudeau
Karl Nerenberg | On Wednesday, Finance Minister Joe Oliver presented the fall Fiscal Update, with a much-reduced projected surplus. Politically, that is designed to put the opposition leaders in a corner.
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Karl Nerenberg | The week since the Wednesday, October 22 shootings has seen a moving blur of federal political events. There were debates on anti-terror measures, income-splitting, refugee bashing and much more.
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Gerry Caplan | With Joe Oliver replacing Jim Flaherty as Finance Minister, the debate over income-splitting is as dead as Monty Python's parrot. The outcome, in truth, was never much in doubt.
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Tanya Hill | Queen's University Law Professor Kathleen Lahey spoke about income-splitting and how it undermines women's equality in Canada.
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Armine Yalnizyan | You could hear the sound of jaws dropping across the nation last week when Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, in response to a question from a journalist, cast doubt on the idea of income-splitting.
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Erika Shaker | Well, that was awkward. I'm talking about that needle-scratching-across-a-record-heard-round-the-country moment when, post-budget, Jim Flaherty publicly voiced concerns about income-splitting.
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Beverley Smith | Last week we saw active debate about income splitting in Canada and about raising the minimum wage. But some of the arguments against changes for equality have been surprisingly blunt.