Income Tax

“‘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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“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…


“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…


“Conservatives tout tax breaks for ‘typical’ families earning $120K a year” (CBC News)

James Cudmore (CBC News): Stephen Harper’s campaign tour stopped today at a Tim Hortons, where the Conservative leader shook hands with supporters before strolling behind the counter and handing out double-doubles. “Just don’t let me…



“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…


“John Robson: I can’t vote for the Harper Conservatives. I just can’t” (The National Post)

Editor’s note: John Robson is a right-wing, social conservative who has previously called for Stephen Harper’s resignation, on the basis of the Prime Minister’s “lies” about the Nigel Wright affair. He is no less scathing…


Notes on the Maclean’s National Leaders Debate

Opinion/Analysis: Olivier Jarvis Lavoie [11:40 PM EST on August 6, 2015] Prime Minister Stephen Harper generally held his own. Anyone at all disposed to buy what he sells probably came away satisfied with his performance,…