Incomes and the Recession

Today’s Statscan release “Incomes of Canadians” provides data for 2009 and a partial reading on the impacts of the recession. (I say partial because the 2008 annual average data were impacted by the onset of the recession in the last quarter of the year, and since these impacts continued well…
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Dispelling Middle-class Myths

We’re in the last week of a federal election campaign, and every party wants you to believe they’re there for the hardworking families of a middle class under enormous pressure. That’s you, right? The idea of the middle class resonates, because it is a notion we all share. Time and…
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An Adult Conversation About Taxes

To paraphrase the immortal words of Ronald Reagan, here they go again. “Middle-income friendly tax cuts.” “Tax cuts, a balanced budget within four years, no service cuts.” Reduce the tax burden. Get the government’s hand out of my pocket. In this election, we’re back to a familiar kind of tax…
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