It’s probably not a huge surprise that when a government tries to make taxation fairer, richer Canadians – who’ve been benefitting from a torqued system -- scream bloody murder.Read more
In his opening, Ed urged us to think of the best defense as being a good offense.
I want to tell you I was thinking about that advice a couple of weeks ago on federal budget day.
I lost a bet with my colleagues that day because I was certain that the government would close at least one egregious tax loophole.Read more
Progressive tax reform to promote both greater distributional fairness and increased fiscal capacity to fund social programs and public services should be squarely on the agenda for the 2017 federal budget. Indeed, with faltering growth, the federal Liberals will be hard-pressed to meet their commitments to new investments,while still ensuring a promised decline in the federal debt to GDP ratio, if they do not significantly increase revenues.Read more