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The game of tax avoidance. Photo: airpix/aboblist.com/Flickr
Ed Finn | The magnitude of this massive avoidance (if not evasion) of taxes in Canada is not yet known by most Canadians. It comes to at least $10 billion per year lost in tax revenue.
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Humberto DaSilva | It's the battle of the taxes! While the rich avoid taxes and stash millions off shore, the rest of us are wondering what gives and what can we do?
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Duncan Cameron | After the Trudeau government's budget announced a nearly $30-billion deficit, a chorus of right-wing voices started calling for a return to belt-tightening austerity.
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Scott Vrooman | Proposed tax hikes are just the latest example of the hateful scapegoating of Canada's most prosperous.
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David Macdonald, Kaylie Tiessen | Are small business tax cuts really the best way to help small business and the Canadian economy? The short answer is no.
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Stephen Kimber | We do need to close what has become a $123-billion infrastructure gap. But the longer-term answer is to equal the tax playing field, so corporations pay their fair share too.
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Iglika Ivanova | 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.
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Duncan Cameron | Knowing that some people are not paying their fair share elicits strong emotions. When a talented leader such as Rachel Notley addresses blatant injustices, people get mad and go out and vote.
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Ralph Surette | Another big report, another display of our witlessly shallow politics, which this time has outdone itself in its haste to pour sulphur on the head of Laurel Broten and her tax and regulatory review.
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Linda McQuaig | For years now, public commentary about taxes has been dominated by a rabid anti-tax movement, but recent rumblings from the progressive side of the tax debate have threatened to shake things up.
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Duncan Cameron | Imagining that easy money will eventually kickstart the investment engines of the Western economies is wrong. Ignoring collateral damage from ensuing currency devaluations is short-sighted.
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Murray Dobbin | The suggestion that we need to raise taxes in this country has become so taboo in the nation's politics that even talking about it is seen as tantamount to political suicide.