We are dealing with more than the struggling family farmer or Mom-and-Pop convenience store owner
One interesting topic for a Canadian living in Australia is the manner in which fiscal and social responsibilities are divided between the levels of government.
Last week British Columbia's provincial Finance Minister announced a $100,000 (9.1 per cent) increase in the threshold for the province's homeowner grant, raising it to $1.2 million.
Now that we have a government that says it believes in governing, the question of comprehensive progressive tax reform needs to be front and centre.
Embrace your inner wonk this holiday season. Here are the most read reports, publications, and blog posts from the CCPA-Ontario in 2015.
The problem with Canada's tax system today isn't that average Canadians are paying too much tax, but that high-income Canadians and profitable businesses are paying too little.
The political calculus of corporate taxes has changed dramatically. Canadians' willingness to watch corporations receive favourable treatment, while delivering less economic effort, has evaporated.
In Canada, the small amount of income redistributed to the poor has long been a matter of public debate. Today, accepting that the rich should pay a fair share of taxes would constitute progress.
n 2014, Canadian corporations sent nearly $200 billion offshore, costing us nearly $8 billion in tax revenue.
One of the strangest arguments for Ontario's sell-off of revenue-generating assets is that the province has to do it because it can't borrow enough to support its infrastructure renewal requirements.