taxes

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently announced his government will introduce income splitting for tax purposes at an annual cost of roughly $2 billion.


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Scrutiny of government tax and spending policies remains an important hallmark of Canadian democracy. And yet, while federal and provincial government finances routinely make headlines, municipal governments often escape the fiscal spotlight. This makes it difficult for taxpayers to know how local governments spend tax dollars and whether they deliver value for money.

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« Nous voulons que les Québécois paient moins d’impôt et de taxes », a affirmé Philippe Couillard, premier ministre du Québec en attendant que la commission spéciale chargée d’améliorer la compétitivité du régime fiscal provincial dépose ses recommandations. La déclaration du premier ministre est un signe positif : on commence à entrevoir la possibilité d’un changement.


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From the fur trade to fisheries and forests, Canada was built on the toil and sweat of those who wanted to prosper. But these days, it’s harder to create opportunity. And sometimes, government is to blame. The latest example comes from Nova Scotia.


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If you asked average Canadian families what their largest expense is, many would probably say housing. And you can’t blame them. Mortgage and rental payments are a painful monthly reminder of how much we pay for this basic necessity.


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Premier Couillard's government will table its first budget on June 4 and early signs suggest it's not going to be business as usual.


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Like other Canadians, you work hard for your money.

Faced with essential expenses such as food, clothing, and shelter, your household budget may feel squeezed. But what if we told you, your family's biggest expense is taxes?

Sure, you know how much you pay in income tax. After all, it's right there on your income tax return. In fact, income tax is the largest and most visible tax, taking $14 out of every $100 your family earns.

But that's just scratching the surface.