Canada’s largest annual progressive politics conference kicks off tomorrow

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Sold out #prgrs15 bringing together leading thinkers, policy experts and organizers in key election year

OTTAWA—Media are invited to Progress Summit 2015 from March 26 to 28, when 800 participants are coming together during this crucial election year to tackle the big issues facing the country and help shape the future of Canada’s progressive movement.

 

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Stephen Hume: Politically motivated tax audits chill government’s critics

Stephen Hume / Vancouver Sun

Is Prime Minister Stephen Harper Canada’s equivalent to Richard Nixon, that U.S. president who was eventually impeached for using state powers to punish critics of his government and policies?

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Only one week left until Canada’s largest annual progressive politics conference

OTTAWA—Media are invited to Progress Summit 2015 from March 26 to 28, when 800 participants are coming together during this crucial election year to tackle the big issues facing the country and help shape the future of Canada’s progressive movement.

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Broadbent Institute to host Canada’s largest annual progressive politics conference

OTTAWA—During this key election year and on the eve of the tabling of the federal budget, the Broadbent Institute is convening the largest annual progressive politics event for leading thinkers, policy experts and organizers.

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Increasing TFSA contribution limits would be a ‘ticking time bomb,’ founder warns

Garry Marr / Financial Post

The two men who might be considered the fathers of tax-free savings accounts in Canada, now worth more than $132 billion, appear to be in disagreement over what happens next to their brainchild.

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Finally — a tax idea even worse than income-splitting

Rhys Kesselman / iPolitics

The federal government has delivered on the first of its two major tax promises from the 2011 election campaign. Income-splitting has been extensively assessed and widely criticized for its revenue cost, its tilt toward higher-income families, and its failure to accomplish anything beneficial for the economy.

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Doubling TFSA limits would cost billions, benefit the wealthy: Reports

Sheena Goodyear / QMI Agency

If the Tories go ahead with plans to double the contribution limit on tax-free savings accounts, it will cost the government billions of dollars and benefit only the very wealthy, two separate studies released Tuesday say.

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TFSA doubling would cost billions more than income splitting, more skewed to the wealthy: new study

OTTAWA—The existing Tax-Free Savings Account scheme is projected to cost the federal government up to $15.5 billion annually when it matures, and doubling the contribution limits would shift additional billions from tax revenues into the pockets of the already well-off, a new Broadbent Institute study has found.

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Tories’ TFSA promise would mainly benefit the wealthy: report

Bill Curry / Globe and Mail

A plan to double the amount people can put in a tax-free savings account is facing new criticism that – like income splitting – it would benefit mainly the most well-off Canadians.

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Doubling TFSA limit will only help wealthy, study argues

James Fitz-Morris / CBC News

A new study into tax-free savings accounts says there is no justification "on either economic or equity grounds" for doubling the contribution limit without conditions.

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