2017 budget falters on progress, tax fairness

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The major challenge for the federal government in the budget was to maintain its commitment to progressive social and economic policies in the face of criticism from the right for its supposedly profligate fiscal policies and unwise promises to make the tax system more progressive. The government was also urged to trim its sails in the face of pending tax cuts in the United States.

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Response to Budget 2017: Crumbs for Canadians

 

 

Budget 2017 explicitly recognizes income inequality as a concern but does virtually nothing to solve the problem.  

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Robust public investment in BC infrastructure would generate significant ROI, boost productivity, wages and competitiveness: New study

 

 

VANCOUVER — A major public infrastructure spending initiative from the next provincial government would generate a return on investment to British Columbians over the long term as high as $2.09 per dollar spent, trigger significant private sector investment, and stimulate wage increases, according to a new study by an independent economic modelling firm.

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Broadbent Institute and Douglas-Coldwell Foundation launch reflection on status of social democracy in Canada

 

 

OTTAWA — The Broadbent Institute and the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation are partnering to convene a national discussion on social democracy in Canada, on the occasion of our nation’s 150th birthday in 2017.

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