Economist and writer
Toby Sanger is the economist for the Canadian Union of Public Employees in Ottawa, Canada's largest union. he produces the quarterly <a href="http://cupe.ca/economy-work" rel="nofollow">Economy at Work</a> and the weekly <a href="http://economyatwork.ca/eye-on-the-economy/" rel="nofollow">Eye on the Economy</a>. <br> <br> He previously worked as chief economist for the Yukon and as principal economic advisor to the Ontario Finance Minister.
Women left Canada's labour force in record numbers last year. Who are they and why did they leave? The exodus is concerning for a number of reasons. Women, their household incomes and public revenues will all lose out from lower incomes. If women are leaving the labour force because of a lack of opportunities, inadequate pay or because they are overloaded with work and family responsibilities, it should also be a major concern.
It's more likely that corporate tax cuts have led to some income and tax shifting from other tax jurisdictions (such as the Tim Horton's deal) or from personal income, which is taxed at a higher rate. These may have lessened the fall in Canada's corporate tax revenue losses, but not by much.
09/19/2014 01:19 EDT
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