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Without a Debate on Taxes, We Risk Sleepwalking into the Future (by Alex and Jordan Himelfarb)(Comments Off)

May 1, 2014

Some months ago, we published a collection of essays designed to promote a discussion of taxes in Canada. The book’s premise is that the current tax conversation is distorted. While we rightly ask of any new policy or program proposal, “what will it cost and how will we pay,” we do not ask of proposed [...]

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Saying no to the conjuror’s trick of tax cuts

The CCPA Ontario’s Jennifer Story recently interviewed Alex Himelfarb about his new book  Tax is Not a Four Letter Word  published by WLU Press, co-edited with his son, Jordan, Opinion Editor of The Toronto Star. The interview touches on the desire to get Canadians thinking about taxes in a different way. (The interview first appeared on the [...]

Canada’s Dangerously Distorted Tax Conversation

We don’t like paying taxes. This is not big news: we don’t much like paying any bills, and there’s probably never been a time when we didn’t grumble in particular about taxes. But somehow “tax” has gone from irritant to four-letter word, not to be uttered in public and certainly not to be discussed favourably [...]


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