Avoiding the trap of high hopes and low standards

On October 19th, after the longest campaign in recent history, the Liberals under Justin Trudeau were elected to a majority government in a crimson haze of Trudeaumania 2.0; Jack-Layton-esque hope/change/optimism branding; and anti-Harper sentiment (or, perhaps more accurately, fear of what a re-elected Conservative government would mean) as lifelong Liberals,…
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Federal tax policies, provincial problems

Many Government of Canada policies affect provincial governments, directly or indirectly. One of the most important areas is taxation – the life-blood of the body politic. How has this issue been discussed in this federal election?  Living within whose means?  We are constantly told that governments must “live within our…
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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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