The fussing over Finance Minister Morneau’s personal financial disclosures has distracted attention from the rather more important issue of the changes to proposals for taxing small business.
Posted October 27, 2017
The energy from Muskrat Falls is not going to be available until at least 2020. But the transmission lines are all built at a cost exceeding $1.5 billion. You are going to pay the interest on that debt while we wait.
Posted September 15, 2017
The article of January 20th in support of resource industries prompted many supportive emails. It also received a decidedly frosty response from a tight-knit posse of activists, some of whose viewpoints were printed in the January 27th opinion section.
Posted February 2, 2018
Well-managed immigration is hugely important to the success of Canada, and even more so to the viability of the Atlantic provinces. Read More »
Posted August 11, 2017
The governments we elect are accountable to voters for the quality and timeliness of services that are provided with their tax dollars. They must make choices about how to organize large complex operations, particularly in education and health care.
The Nova Scotia Teachers Union is, first and foremost, a union. Its role is to advocate for favourable pay, benefits, and working conditions for its members.
Posted February 16, 2018
The proposed changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) were agreed to on June 20th by the federal government and all the provinces except Manitoba and Quebec. They are mildly useful, and will have some unexpected consequences.
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Posted July 8, 2016