Trudeau giving Quebec a special deal on carbon taxes

Trudeau giving Quebec a special deal on carbon taxesProves that Ottawa’s carbon tax is all about politics, not the environment All provinces are equal. But one province is a little more equal in the eyes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Next year, taxpayers in every province will have to pay his government’s mandatory minimum carbon tax rate. Every province but one: Quebec. Quebec…

Ottawa tone deaf to issues facing farmers

Ottawa tone deaf to issues facing farmersThis is what happens when a government is driven by urban politics Ottawa recently announced that tariff revenues received from Canadian farmers who bought Russian/Belarusian fertilizers this year are being sent to Ukraine to rebuild infrastructure. Canada was the only G7 country to put tariffs on Russian and/or Belarusian fertilizer after Russia invaded Ukraine back…

CERB repayment fiasco risks ruining a modern approach to federal transfers

CERB repayment fiasco risks ruining a modern approach to federal transfersGetting benefits directly and immediately from the CRA website is the way of the future When COVID-19 hit in 2020, the federal government responded by doing something it hadn’t done at scale in a long time – deliver cash transfers in entirely new ways. As the feds doled out relief funds, more government support went…

Let’s not kill small business in the name of ESG

Let’s not kill small business in the name of ESGThe last thing they need is another regulatory slap in the face To say small businesses in Canada have had a rough few years would be an understatement. Nearly one in five are currently at risk of closure. If regulators tack on extra costs from ESG (environmental, social, and governance) reporting criteria, it may be…

CBC is a government monster gobbling up tax dollars

CBC is a government monster gobbling up tax dollarsHas outgrown its taxpayer-funded mandate, and Canadians can no longer afford it It’s time to defund the CBC. While many Canadians suffered from lockdowns, job losses and pay cuts, the CBC was handing out pay raises and bonuses. Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation show the CBC spent more than $51 million in bonuses…
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