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Before You Complain About Taxes, Read This

People don't like paying their taxes in part because the connection between what we pay and the goods and services we receive has been broken. Add to that a massive shift toward a consumer society in which people derive a lot of social standing from what they consume and it's an uphill battle for taxes.

Calgary Airbnb Damage Prompts Experts To Urge Caution

Calgary Airbnb
CP

RCMP Worried Alberta Company's Opium Research Will Attract Criminals

Rcmp Car
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Lindsey Vonn And Tiger Woods: It's Over

Tiger Woods Lindsey Vonn
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Bad News For Home Owners Looking To Sell Without An Agent

Apartment Key
shutterstock

Tesla Wants To Sell You A Battery For Your Home

Supermarket Owner Surprises Employees With...Part Ownership

Frank Budwey
The Buffalo News/Twitter

Canada, U.S. Announce Broad New Uniform Standards For Rail Safety

Train
Shutterstock / Yuttasak Jannarong

Target Returns Leases For 55 Of Its Stores To Landlords

Target Canada Protest
CP

FEMA Wants $24 Million Back From Hurricane Sandy Victims

Hurricane Sandy
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Toronto Named Hottest Luxury Real Estate Market

Ford Expands Recall To More Than Half A Million Cars

Ford
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GM Slashing 1,000 Jobs In Ontario

General Motors
AP

Non-Permanent Residents A Force Too Large To Ignore: CIBC Report

Immigration Canada
CP

Canada's Riskiest Housing Markets Aren't In Toronto Or Vancouver

Houses For Sale
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Uh Oh, Apple Reportedly Finds Defects In Watch

Apple Watch
Ryan Emberley/Invision/AP

Apple Watch May Not Work On Tattooed Skin

Apple Watch
YouTube/Michael Lovell

Action Suit Seeks $2 Billion From Loblaw Over Garment Factory Collapse

Joe Fresh Bangladesh Safety Pact

BCE Profit Suffers From Court Battle With Quebecor

Bce
CP

Bacon Ambassador Wanted (For Bacon)

Bacon
bhofack2 via Getty Images

Canada's Real GDP Unchanged For February

Shopping Bag
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Barrick Gold, CIBC Shareholders Flexing Their Say-On-Pay Muscles

Cibc Q4 Earnings Profit

HBC In Talks To Acquire German Chain Of Department Stores

Hudsons Bay

Pope Francis Calls For Equal Pay For Women: 'Disparity Is Pure Scandal'

Pope Francis
FILIPPO MONTEFORTE via Getty Images

This Is How Much Canadians' Debt Jumped In Just Over A Decade

Canada Household Debt

Most Canadians Expect Semi-Retirement Or Never Quitting: Poll

Labour Day Canada
Shutterstock

Why Uber Is Suing The City Of Houston

Uber
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AT&T Fires President Over Racist Text

Aaron Slator
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Secure Jobs A Vanishing Breed In Canada

Unemployment Canada
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TransAlta Looks At Reviving Carbon Capture

Carbon Capture
Invision for NRG

Twitter Stock Tanks After Info Leak

Twitter Logo
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Jay Z Really Wants You To Like His Music Streaming Service

Jay Z
OWN

Underground Economy Totalled $42.4 Billion In 2012: StatsCan

Illegal Money
Jan Stromme via Getty Images

Students In B.C. District To Pay $100 For School Bus Services Next Year

School Bus Stop
Shutterstock

HBO CEO Slams Binge-Watching

New Class-Action Suit For Air Canada

Air Canada
CP

Americans Lovin' Tim Hortons' Charm, Apparently

Tim Hortons
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

Poloz Deflates Housing 'Bubble' Fears

Stephen Poloz
CP

The Orioles Are Going To Play In Front Of An Empty Stadium

Orioles White Sox
Greg Fiume via Getty Images

Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended!

Income Tax Canada 2013
CP

GM Canada Announces Hiring Blitz

General Motors
AP

Critics Bust 'Typical' Canadian Family Myth

Federal Budget
CP

Lululemon's Other Image Problem

Lululemon
AP

AG Points Out Serious Holes In Feds' Finance Reports

Joe Oliver
CP

A.I. Disruption 'Happening Now'

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Bloomberg via Getty Images

Canada Is Not Ready, Survey Says

Good News For 'Harper's Granddaughter'

Stephen Harper Laureen Harper
CP

Apple Grows Stronger

Apple Store
DON EMMERT via Getty Images

Tyson To Stop Giving Chickens Human-Used Antibiotics

Tyson Chicken
ASSOCIATED PRESS

U.S. Nervous Over Canada's Ability To Respond To Oil Spills: Documents

Oil Spill
Getty Images

Feds Weigh In On Netflix Border Hoppers

Netflix Hbo Emmys
ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Most Innovative Company Of The Year Isn't Apple Or Google

Warby Parker
Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images

Fraser Institute: Income Tax System Getting Costly, Complex

Parliament Hill
CP

EXPLAINED: Oil Rally 'Doomed'

Fracking
David McNew via Getty Images

Jane Goodall Says SeaWorld 'Should Be Closed Down'

Jane Goodall
AFP via Getty Images

SNC-Lavalin Upgraded After Feds Tweak Corruption Rules

Snc Lavalin

Low Oil Prices Put Consumer Loans At Highest Risk, Moody's Warns

Credit Cards
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Loonie Rebounds

Canadian Dollar Loonie

Think Tank Calls Court Case 'Serious Threat' To Health Care System

Brian Day

Anti-Terror Bill Isn't So Scary: Harper's Security Adviser

Dick Fadden
CP

Popular U.S. Money-Lending Service Arrives In Canada

P2p
GTRESONLINE

Nunavut Resurrects Alcohol Debate

Nunavut
CP

Harvard Business School Launches New Effort To Attract Women

South Korea's Prime Minister Steps Down Over Bribery Scandal

South Korea
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Sobeys Makes Big Gain In Maritmes

Sobeys Safeway Deal

Jay Z Responds To Tidal Criticism On Twitter

Jay Z
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Huge Plunge In Profit For Major Canadian Oilfield Player

Alberta Oil
Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press

Gay Businessman Apologizes For Hosting Ted Cruz Event

Ted Cruz
Ethan Miller via Getty Images

Chipotle Now 'G-M-Over It'

Chipotle Burrito
Bloomberg via Getty Images

Showoff

Mark Carney
Bloomberg via Getty Images

'Absolutely Incredible'

Volkswagen
AP

Unifor Condemns $526-Million Loan

Diet Pepsi Is Ditching Aspartame, But Not In Canada

Diet Pepsi
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Shareholders Vote Against CIBC Execs' $25-Million Payouts

Gerry Mccaughey
Bloomberg via Getty Images

Baloney Meter: Did The Tories Really Pay Down $37 Billion In Debt?

Harper Oliver
CP

TFSA Change Takes Place Immediately, Government Clarifies

Joe Oliver Balanced Budget
CP

Toronto Raptors Out Of 2015 NBA Playoffs, Fall In Game 4

Toronto Raptors Washington Wizards
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