Why the Canada Revenue Agency should do our taxes for us

Friday, March 6th, 2020

The CRA automatically receives information about the employment and investment income for most Canadians, so let its computers fill out the forms and do the math on our behalf for free… where effectively you get a prepopulated digital return, which has all your income and deductions that it [the CRA] knows about there. And you either sign off on it, ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ or add any additional lines that are relevant and then submit it… Already 36 countries, including Britain, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands, allow return-free tax filing for some taxpayers

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Corporate giving coming with more strings attached

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Oct. 29, 2011
Canadian charities are in a double bind: As donations from the business community decline, the biggest corporations are also becoming more strategic about their giving. Faced with an ever-increasing swell of requests, companies have raised the bar for funding in recent years by focusing on causes that are linked to their business goals or the promotion of their brands. Many would rather sponsor specific projects than write a cheque to pay for a charity’s general operations.

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The high-tech rebirth of Canada’s textile industry

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Jun. 18, 2011
The industry… has been clobbered by unfettered foreign competition, a high Canadian dollar and eroding free-trade benefits for much of the past decade. Between 2005 and 2009, for instance, textile shipments plummeted 43.5 per cent, while manufacturing as a whole only sank 18.1 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. The firms that have survived this dramatic contraction are generally smaller and more nimble than in the industry of old.

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