Corporate Tax

“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…

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“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…




“Tories lead on the economy, NDP on health care, cost of living: poll” (Global News)

Anna Mehler Paperny (Global News): According to an Ipsos poll conducted for Global News, the federal Conservatives are considered most competent on big-picture economic management. But the NDP has won voters’ confidence when it comes…


“Election promises call for some magical thinking given economy” (CBC News)

Laura Payton (CBC News): All three leaders may be relying on some wishful thinking to fulfil their platform promises, given the state of the Canadian economy and its likely effect on government finances. The parliamentary budget officer has already…


“Canada election 2015: Trudeau, Mulcair take aim at Harper” (CBC News)

Editor’s note: Members of the opposition are usually best advised to target the government, instead of one another, but things don’t always work out that way. CBC News: Speaking to supporters in Vancouver, Mulcair touted…