Canada’s Caribbean Tax Holiday

There has quite rightly been a lot of discussion about corporate taxes during this election campaign, but very little discussion about cracking down on tax avoidance, whether by legal or illegal means. Harper of course has a big get tough on crime platform, but the white collar bit is focused on small…
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Debt By 1000 Tax Cuts

Stephen Harper knows he can’t come right out and reveal his radical agenda to downsize government. But if he gets his majority, expect Harper to slash and burn on the pretext that the federal debt and deficit requires massive an evisceration of government. Since he welcomes a future fiscal squeeze…
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The Consequences of Austerity

With the federal Tories vowing to enact billions in spending cuts in a bid to eliminate the deficit a year earlier than forecast, it might be a good time to ask what the consequences of all this austerity might have on the Canadian economy. Thankfully, we have a concrete example…
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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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