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By making it easier to navigate the tax rules and meet their obligations, Canadians will spend less time and less of their money on preparing their taxes, leaving more in their pockets. For Canadian businesses, productivity could improve as they spend less time, effort and capital dealing with tax compliance and red tape.
The Prime Minister is many things, but one thing he certainly is not is "an economist" -- in the world of economics, there are three conditions commonly accepted as entry requirements before someone can wear the label. Harper fails completely.
British magazine dissects his supposed “hot Hibernian temper"
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No one in Vienna or Geneva seemed to care about their allegedly humiliating inclusion in The Economist. So why Vancouver? Well, because we're all afraid it's true, aren't we?
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The Economist got quite a few things wrong in their recent smug editorial chronicling the various ways Canada has ceased to be "cool." But no paragraph displayed a starker ignorance -- and a more disingenuous effort to snip and censor facts until they could be shoehorned into a pre-determined Harper-bashing conclusion -- than the one about how Harper has tightened the rules on marijuana. Canada's current government has not been a radically anti-pot administration by any stretch. As is the case on so many issues, the Prime Minister has handled the cannabis file with caution and pragmatism.
This is about as Canadian as it gets. The Economist, the esteemed British weekly, printed this letter to the editor its most recent edition regarding a story about Canadian "freemen." Michael Petrou...
Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada. Some things I don't understand: What happened to that absolutely essential element of political participatory de...
Last week saw the end of the tenure of Canada's first and, so far, only Parliamentary Budget Officer. He is a genuine Canadian hero. While so many other Canadian civil servants (and politicians) went along with the Harperite parliamentary thuggery, Page simply did his job.
Debates about debt are noisy and nasty and extend across the developed world. Squeaky wheels get the oil, or escape cuts to their spending, but the solution is unaddressed and improperly framed. The issue is about "extractive elites" -- who they are and what to do about them.
Melbourne, Australia's second city, has edged out Vancouver for the title of "world's most liveable city." But the reason for Vancouver's demotion -- a highway closure on Vancouver Island -- has many...