At no time in the last decade has an Ontario government underspent its annual targets by 6.6%.
Only 6,600 families could receive the maximum $6,000 tax refund under the Conservative plan.
As always, the devil is in the details.
If implemented, parent fees would drop by 50 per cent by 2022 and, ultimately, to $10-a-day by 2026.
With the announced intent to expand access, we must underline the need to build a universal system.
The rush back to some semblance of normalcy is understandable, but this sentiment can’t blind us to the work ahead.
Like access to food, clean water, and health care, access to housing is a fundamental right to which all people are entitled.
In fact, they would be the most severe cuts to health care that any province has implemented, ever.
Given the existential threat posed by climate change, leading climate experts argue that we should be spending 1-2% of GDP—that’s $20-40 billion per year—to aggressively decarbonize. Budget 2021 falls short.
Federal Budget 2021 was expected to deliver between $70-100B in COVID-19 recovery funds. Does it deliver and will funds be allocated in meaningful ways? Our experts weigh in.
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended the lives of millions of people in this country, Canadian billionaires have increased their wealth by $78 billion.
The interest rate the federal government pays on debt hasn’t been this low since the Second World War (and possibly earlier).
We are far less likely to recognize households living in poverty as a public health issue, societal crisis or economic problem that we should solve collectively.
The CERB was a critical support for many workers impacted by pandemic closures. For low-wage workers, the benefit funds were likely used to cover critical expenses. As such, it's unlikely that Canadians living below the poverty line will have money set aside for their pending CERB tax bill.
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