Jim Flaherty, Canada's finance minister, is one of the most dangerous people in Canada as he prepares to deliver one of the most draconian and irrational budgets in recent years.
Canada's largest federal public sector union is calling on the government to put an end to mixed messages and the secrecy surrounding how much it wants to cut, when, where and how.
On International Women's Day, PSAC is highlighting the ways that cuts to government jobs and public services will harm women and exacerbate their social and economic inequality.
Mar 29, 2012 to Mar 30, 2012
Lord Elgin Hotel
100 Elgin StreetK1P 5K8 Ottawa , ON
Canada45° 25' 17.8788" N, 75° 41' 35.0736" W
A conference aimed at building a movement for progressive taxation in order to protect vital public services and build a more equal society.
A new CCPA report examines all three waves of federal government cutbacks starting with the 2007-2010 strategic reviews, but also projects the effects from 2010 and 2011 cuts.
Finance Canada published its annual Tax Expenditure Report for 2011 and it shows that the cost of some of the most inequitable tax preferences and loopholes continues to rise.
The federal government has failed to take up an historic opportunity to lock in ultra-low interest rates on long-term Government of Canada bonds.
The best one can say about yesterday's Economic and Fiscal Update is that it signals some very slight flexibility amid changing circumstances.
In a week when business lobby groups are calling for more tax breaks, the federal R&D Panel released a very good report saying Canada's generous system of R&D tax incentives hasn't been effective.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who prides himself on being an economist, has characterized his government's fiscal policy as "expansionary."