Taxes

“‘Liberals in a hurry’? That’s Trudeau, not Mulcair’s NDP” (CBC News)

Chris Hall (CBC News): There was a time in Canada when New Democrats were considered “Liberals in a hurry.” But in this federal election campaign the reverse appears to be true. Under Justin Trudeau, the…

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“Justin Trudeau promises sweeping reforms to employment insurance system” (CBC News)

CBC News: The federal Liberals are promising cuts to employment insurance premiums, but those cuts won’t go as deep as reductions already promised by the Conservatives. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is campaigning in Atlantic Canada…



“Making inequality an issue in the election campaign” (The Toronto Star)

Editorial (The Toronto Star): Tanya is a PhD graduate who can’t get a job. John is a former IT manager who went from a middle-class lifestyle to living on less than $300 a month, once…


“Three-Way Tie as Voters Try and Sort Out Who Can Solve the Economy” (Ekos Politics)

Ekos Politics: There have been some movements in an electorate that is becoming reluctantly engaged in a now month-old campaign that they are loosely acknowledging. If there was a sense that the Duffy scandal was…


“National think-tank unveils platform to end inequality in Canada” (The Toronto Star)

Laurie Monsebraaten (The Toronto Star): As federal politicians compete for the middle-class vote, a national think-tank has launched an election platform aimed at reducing the gap between Canada’s rich and poor. The four-point strategy to…


“Tragic story in Alberta government’s first fiscal update: A $6-billion deficit and soaring unemployment” (The Financial Post)

Claudia Cattaneo (The Financial Post) Alberta’s first fiscal update under the new NDP government paints a tragic picture of the once-booming oil province: a deficit of nearly $6-billion, and growing, despite higher income and corporate taxes;…


“Balanced budgets historically left-wing territory” (The Winnipeg Free Press)

David McGrane (The Winnipeg Free Press): Since Justin Trudeau announced his plan to run deficits of up to $10 billion over the next three years to pay for infrastructure spending, the media have been reporting…


“It’s official: Canada’s in a recession and Conservative policies won’t fix it” (The Toronto Star)

Editorial (The Toronto Star): Arguing over what constitutes a recession should not obscure the fact that the economy is weak and more of the same from the Conservatives isn’t likely to fix it. Move right…