Ontario budget a deficit-funded election platform for Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government

With its eye on the crucial June election, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government has created a deficit-funded election budget proposing social policy expansions, investments, and progressive expenditures on key issues such as child care, health care, and pharmacare.

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This is the answer to Toronto’s $2.5 billion transit question

A new study by economist Hugh Mackenzie, commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, sees “plenty of options” to answer Toronto’s $2.5 billion transit question, suggests a mix of provincial and municipal revenue-generation options.

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Canada’s tax system is in dire need of “fairness” reform: Report

By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Jan. 26, 2013: A new study by two economists from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), an independent left-leaning policy research institute, says Canada’s tax system is in dire need of “fairness” reform. Marc Lee and Iglika Ivanova argue that “ad-hoc tax changes over the last two decades have seriously weakened the redistributive role of Canada’s tax system at a time when

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Canada Loses Billions in Revenue to Tax Havens

By Canadians for Tax Fairness | Feb. 18, 2013: The growing use of tax havens is costing Canadians an estimated $7.8 billion annually, the executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness has told a Parliamentary committee studying the issue. “Tax haven use is at an all-time high in Canada,” C4TF’s Dennis Howlett said in his brief to the House of Commons Finance Committee. “The Canadian banking

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