Income inequality: Canada on the Brink

On Monday, economist Andrew Jackson had an article in Globe and Mail, “Census shows income inequality is on the rise” which documents increasing Canadian market income inequality. From 2005 to 2015 median individual incomes rose 12.7% but the top one…

Six facts you need to know about Ottawa’s tax reforms

Good column by Toronto Star business columnist David Olive dealing with some common myths about the Federal Government’s tax reforms. It looks more and more that the federal government will cave on substantial parts of their tax reform package. Of…

Don’t let the shrill voices prevail. Contact the Finance Minister

University of Ottawa Economics Professor has studied equity issues his whole career and much of the current policy discourse is due to his research. His recent posting at the Evidence Network asks, “Should the loudest voices prevail on proposed tax…

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Report de-bunks myths on income sprinkling

There are a lot of myths about the government’s policy proposals. Some of them concern so-called “income sprinkling”, that is corporations giving income to family members who do not really work for the corporation. According to a new study by…

Columnists of Different Political persuasion support the Federal Government’s proposed tax changes

Columnists across the political spectrum support the Federal tax proposals There is broad political support for fairer taxation. Even though Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has launched his fall offensive on these issues, many conservatives do not support him. National Post…