Restoring the corporate tax rate would be a good start. When Ontario began cutting that rate in 2010 it was based on an idea that companies would use the savings for job creation and to develop new markets and products. That has not panned out. Instead Canadian corporations are sitting on $600 billion of hoarded cash that benefits very few.
The Harper government came in for some ridicule last month when it emerged it had relied on data from job postings site Kijiji
While the Conservatives like to talk a big game, Canada's SMEs have received very little attention from the Harper government. Instead, when it comes to making policy, the Conservatives have made their priorities clear: they're on the side of Bay Street -- not Main Street.
Let me be clear: It is our duty to provide services to veterans in need from the time they begin their transition to civilian life until they pass away. And of course this is not just about veterans, but their families. That includes ensuring access to a dignified funeral and burial.
There is a stark contrast between what Veterans want and need, and what the Harper Government is presenting. Veterans need benefits, pensions, enough money to live on, and assistance accessing programs. Veterans are in crisis across Canada -- mental health crisis, financial crisis, family crisis resulting from both -- and deserve help. Decorated Veterans are suing Canada for not providing for them; a shameful situation which decent people would settle quickly. What has Harper offered? No jobs, more expensive health plans, more emphasis on the depersonalized VAC web service.
I'm writing you in hopes that you can step in and stop these three from causing further harm. Is there a group or organization or caucus, say, that you could refer this matter to and come up with a mechanism for stopping these bullies? I'd really appreciate any help you could provide as I'm now even scared to go to my mailbox for fear of what the next letter from the government might bring. Some of my fellow victims are afraid these bullies are going to get meaner and meaner and de-index our pensions or even cut them back. Some are even saying they're going to take away our mailboxes but I can't believe they'd be that cruel.
This year's federal budget was par for the course (read: not very interesting). But of course we have a lot of columnists in this country who need to eat, so the slightly more curious need not fear -- the nation's papers are positively brimming with in-depth insights on precisely how much of a non-event this non-event is.
The $305 million federal budget pledge for expanded high-speed internet in rural and remote communities is only a fraction
After running six consecutive deficits totaling $156.5 billion, Flaherty has been clear that balancing the budget in 2015-16 is his top priority. Budget 2014 reaffirms that commitment. Despite risks in Flaherty's plan, his budget signals that a return to surplus may soon be upon us. The next step for the federal government is to enact an ambitious personal tax reform plan.
Economic Action Plan 2014 is what Canada needs. It continues to support jobs and growth; supports families and communities; and highlights the road to a balanced budget in 2015 without cutting transfers to individuals or the provinces.
The Conservative government may make good on promises to overhaul the country’s telecom laws to reduce the amount small carriers
The Conservative government released the federal budget for 2014 Tuesday and, as usual, it's a reflection of Stephen Harper's
There will no longer be two prices on the back of your favourite novel, if a federal budget 2014 plan to close the price
It was expected to be a "do-nothing" budget. And some predicted Canadians wouldn't be paying attention anyway since the budget
Many observers are already labeling Canada's budget for 2014 a bit of a "do nothing" document, but there are actually plenty
The federal government tabled an austerity budget Tuesday that signalled it's ready for a fight with Canada's provincial
A controversial program that gave immigrant investors a fast track to citizenship was abolished in the 2014 federal budget
Canada’s 2014 federal budget promises funding to provide or improve high speed internet access to Canadians in rural and
Here is the full text of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's speech outlining Canada's 2014 federal budget. Mr. Speaker, nearly
Canada’s Big Three wireless providers will no longer be able to charge their smaller competitors more than what their own