With no federal budget we don’t know what the changes in the economic situation are doing to the government’s bottom line, but we can guess
Expanding the TFSA limit will be of benefit mostly to high-wealth households who have made out very well over the last thirty years compared to those in the middle or bottom
February 24th, 2015 2 comments
Chief Statistician Wayne Smith claims it’s a ‘myth’ that the loss of the long-form census affected the reliability of the Labour Force Survey. I disagree.
February 16th, 2015 2 comments
Expect to see more talk of how tax policy should adjust to the new “Piketty era” of economic inequality
January 19th, 2015 13 comments
Residents will vote this Spring on a new transit package, funded by a half point increase in the provincial sales tax
December 15th, 2014 2 comments
Yes, most investment income flows to the wealthy. But we need a tax environment that encourages new firms to start, grow, and prosper.
November 13th, 2014 1 comment
Each element of the tax package has roots in tax principles, but some parts fall short
November 3rd, 2014 23 comments
The province’s child care program has done a lot for working moms, not so much for their kids
October 15th, 2014 4 comments
Here’s what the research says about the effectiveness of child fitness tax credits
October 9th, 2014 3 comments
All parties need to take more care in communicating how their economic policies affect employment
September 16th, 2014 3 comments
Bring on the debates on stimulus and austerity, but let’s use the Canadian context rather than importing ill-suited arguments from abroad.
August 29th, 2014 1 comment