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Tax Policy and Tax Fairness

Federal Budget 2022: What we're watching for

This budget could herald the beginning of a Pearsonian period of progressive policy making

Profit squeeze: Excess corporate profits are making inflation tougher for Canadians

Twenty-six per cent of higher inflation for Canadian households is being driven by excess profits

Why Ontario needs to raise more revenue

Ontario has lagged behind other provinces for a long time

Playing the Long Game: Keeping Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy diverse and sustainable

The province would be prudent to prioritize keeping essential services public

The Big Reset: Setting up Newfoundland and Labrador for failure

Privatization of liquor. Asset sales. Public service cuts. Saskatchewan went down this road out of deficit fears. It didn’t work. Other provinces should heed this lesson.

What to do about gas prices in the short, medium and long term

Gasoline prices are skyrocketing and that’s having a real impact on Canadians’ pocketbooks

Budget outlook: $5 billion in annual tax cuts weaken Ontario’s case for federal dollars

If the provincial government needs more money—and it certainly does—then why has it been giving so much away?

Platform Crunch: The Green Party platform

We dive into what the Green Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

Platform Crunch: Liberals release costed platform

We dive into what the Liberal Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

Platform Crunch: Conservatives release five key planks

We dive into what the Conservative Party has promised ahead of the 44th Canadian election.

One year later: Canadian billionaire wealth up by $78 billion

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 upcoming federal budget: The stakes could not be higher

Will the budget put muscle behind the oft-repeated Liberal "real change” mantra?

What CERB recipients can expect at tax time

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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