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Canadian Government

Risk fee not Risk free

November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the news today is evidence of Jim Flaherty’s latest mortgage intervention in Canada.  Ottawa to introduce ‘risk fee’ on CMHC insurance “By law, Canadian mortgages that have less than a 20% downpayment must be insured....

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I was just reading an article Canada and Ontario tax systems need to smarten up  from the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity. I found it interesting with some good points until I came across the following: “Most importantly,...

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Dumb it up – CPP needs improvement

November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Provincial, territorial finance ministers agree that CPP needs improvements “All of Canada’s provincial and territorial finance ministers agree that something needs to be done to enhance the Canada Pension Plan, Ontario’s treasurer said Friday.” “Prince...

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Instead of writing an article for Monday, I wrote a letter to the Editor of the Nanaimo Daily News in response to their editorial It’s time for further taxes on junk food I had commented...

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It’s odd with what is happening in the US that someone would write an article like Canada Needs A Debt Ceiling  “Debt ceilings operate as a straitjacket for borrowing. At least that’s how they’re supposed to...

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Canada needs postal banking, think tank says “Facing high banking fees and difficult access to bank branches, Canada needs postal banking, according to a new report from the think tank Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.”...

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Discussion of taxes

October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Canada’s dangerously distorted tax conversation “Any reasonable discussion of taxes must take into account the public goods and services they buy. So why doesn’t ours?” “The current conversation is a consequence of the neo-liberal economic...

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Revenue Canada issues run deep

October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Revenue Canada issues run deeper than Nicolo Rizzuto cheque: ex-staff “Paquette and Martin said they started to wonder whether some of the staff at the Montreal tax office were getting a little too close to people...

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