Outrageous claim of a ballooning tax bill

“The total tax bill, which includes all types of taxes, has increased by 1,886% since 1961,” concludes the Fraser Institute in its 2015 Canadian Consumer Tax Index. Even if the estimation is sound (a big “if”), the tax surge can only be true when inflation is totally ignored. It’s a…
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The facts on Canadian health care can’t be Trumped

Of all the outrageous things U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said this summer, trust the Fraser Institute to single out his only accurate observation, that “single payer [health care] works in Canada.” In an August 11 op-ed in National Newswatch, the institute’s Jason Clemens and Baccus Barua argue…
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CCPA staff share their ballot box questions

The writ has been dropped, and we are now four days into the longest election campaign in recent history. Canadians now have a critical decision to make about the direction of our country—and lots of time to make it. The first opportunity (of several, we hope) to have some of our…
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CCPA reaction to 2012 federal budget

The Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives believes that all Canadians will pay the price for a federal budget that will result in significant job losses, weaker environmental protection, and unnecessary cuts to cherished public services. Once the government’s three rounds of spending cuts are fully implemented, they will have resulted…
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