Canadian families spend more on taxes than the basic necessities of life

While taxes help fund important government services, the issue is the amount that governments take compared to what we get in return

Canadian families spend more on taxes than the basic necessities of life
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LAMMAM, PALACIOS: While taxes help fund important government services, the issue is the amount that governments take compared to what we get in return

Do you know how much you pay for health care?

An average family of four pays $11,494 each year. For perspective, average wait times for treatment is 18.3 weeks

Do you know how much you pay for health care?
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BARUA, PALACIOS: An average family of four pays $11,494 each year. For perspective, average wait times for treatment is 18.3 weeks

What middle class tax cut?

Trudeau government fails to deliver on its middle class tax cut promise

What middle class tax cut?
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LAMMAM, EISEN, PALACIOS: Trudeau government fails to deliver on its middle class tax cut promise

June 7 was Tax Freedom Day in Canada

But there was little reason to celebrate

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LAMMAM, PALACIOS: But there was little reason to celebrate

Health-care spending increases point to unsustainable future

Provincial governments need to start re-examining how their health-care dollars are spent or implementing meaningful health-care reform now

Health-care spending increases point to unsustainable future
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BARUA, PALACIOS: Provincial governments need to start re-examining how their health-care dollars are spent or implementing meaningful health-care reform now

To limit its debt, Alberta must restrain its spending

The spending choices it makes will have a substantial effect on how much debt is passed along to future Albertans

To limit its debt, Alberta must restrain its spending
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LAFLEUR, EISEN, PALACIOS: The spending choices it makes will have a substantial effect on how much debt is passed along to future Albertans

Budget 2016 reveals decision-making preferences of new Liberal government

Trudeau's first budget fails to make the hard choices necessary to pay for services

Budget 2016 reveals decision-making preferences of new Liberal government
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LAMMAM, PALACIOS: Trudeau’s first budget fails to make the hard choices necessary to pay for services

Fiscal storm brewing in Newfoundland & Labrador

The seriousness of Newfoundland & Labrador’s fiscal problems demand bold and decisive action

Fiscal storm brewing in Newfoundland & Labrador
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LAMMAM, EISEN, PALACIOS: The seriousness of Newfoundland & Labrador’s fiscal problems demand bold and decisive action

The cost of government debt addiction in Canada

Interest payments on the debt leave less money to spend on health care, education and social services

The cost of government debt addiction in Canada
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LAMMAM, EISEN, PALACIOS: Interest payments on the debt leave less money to spend on health care, education and social services

Deficits in good times lead to trouble in bad times

Trudeau government has rejected the successful policies of the Chretien government in exchange for deficit-financed spending and higher taxes

Deficits in good times lead to trouble in bad times
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CLEMENS, VELDHUIS, PALACIOS: Trudeau government has rejected the successful policies of the Chretien government in exchange for deficit-financed spending and higher taxes