The Cost of Doubling CPP

Barrie McKenna’s appraisal of party positions in the Globe today wrongly assumes that the NDP proposal to double CPP benefits would require a doubling of CPP premiums. The current combined employee/employer premium rate of just under 10% of covered earnings was set a few years back to make up for…
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Economists and Corporate Tax Cuts

The Prime Minister continues to use the line that all credible economists support further cuts to the corporate tax rate. Jim Stanford’s fabulous piece put out by the CCPA yesterday makes it clear that there is a huge debate among economists on the linkage from corporate tax rats to rates…
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EI: How Soon They Forget!

Less than two years ago, in June, 2009, a Liberal threat to vote down the spending estimates led the Conservatives to establish a special two party task force on Employment Insurance. The Liberals were then pressing for at least a temporary reduction in the entrance requirement to 360 hours in…
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Vision Green

(An addition to my earlier post given that it is being construed as an endorsement –  I found the NDP platform which was released after the Green platform  to be very strong on job creation and it has a strong green jobs and environment component as well. I’ve pasted an…
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