Tax is Not a Four Letter Word

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Changing the Conversation on Taxes

Sponsored by and IRIS, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives hosted a vibrant dialogue on taxes during the Canadian Labour Congress Montreal convention.

Called "Tax is Not a Four Letter Word," a crowd gathered on the evening of May 8 at the Convention Center to hear the exciting lineup of speakers. The evening was chaired by CCPA President Larry Browne, who introduced the evening's special guest speaker, Alex Himelfarb, former Privy Council Clerk, and author of "Tax is Not a Four Letter Word."

1:05 Alex Himelfarb's talk was followed by four discussants, and a vibrant question and answer period.

22:38 The first discussant was the CCPA's Trish Hennessy, who picks up on why we need to change the conversation on taxes.

34:04 She is followed by IRIS's Eve-Lyne Couturier, who explains the fallacy of the latest conservative attack on "wage taxes."

44:16 CUPE economist Toby Sanger weighs in stepping back and shedding light on some bigger picture questions.


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