If Canada doesn’t tackle income disparity, the economy will suffer

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Jun 11, 2012
Inequality is growing faster in Canada than in the United States… We can reform Canada’s tax and transfer system to reduce the burden on low income Canadians and help boost people over the welfare wall… Looking out for the other guy isn’t just good for the soul. It’s good for business. The long term social costs of inequality and loss of opportunity are far more expensive than the measures to address it. Besides, business should be concerned that the public could lose faith in a market-based economy if they no longer have hope for economic and social success.

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The wrong time to cut corporate taxes

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Feb. 25, 2011
It is also clear that corporate tax cuts are not always the most effective way to create jobs. The government’s own numbers show that when it comes to creating jobs and economic growth over the last two years, a dollar spent on public infrastructure has been eight times more effective than a dollar spent on corporate tax cuts… With record deficits, an aging population, increased demands on health care and education, and a shrinking tax base, this is no time for the Conservatives to gut Canada’s fiscal capacity with reckless corporate tax cuts on borrowed money.

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