capital gains

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Misunderstandings about capital gains taxes

For most Canadians, capital gains do not show up in income or capital gains statistics.


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Capital gains taxes reduce the return entrepreneurs and investors receive when selling a new technology or business.


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To kill economic growth, hike the capital gain tax

The Chrétien Liberals reduced the capital gains inclusion rate to help improve Canada’s competitiveness and attractiveness to investors.


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Number of new start-ups per 100 incumbents, various size of firms, 2001-2012.

There’s increasing evidence of a relationship between entrepreneurship and age. Younger people are less risk-averse than older people, and more prone to question the status quo. These characteristics are fundamental to entrepreneurism. So how can government influence entrepreneurship to mitigate these demographic effects?


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In many ways Tuesday’s federal budget wasn’t all that surprising. Many of the government’s key initiatives were already announced (the so-called “Family Tax Cut” package) or telegraphed as part of the Conservatives 2011 platform (raising the TFSA annual contribution ceiling to $10,000).