Small Business, Big Loophole

Connor Colvin  Every major federal political party supports small business. They’ll confidently tell you that they are the ones with the best plan to help small businesses. The “low-tax “ Conservatives are proposing cutting the small business tax rate from 11 per cent to 9 per cent. On the other hand, the “pro-middle class” Liberals […]

The Political Debate Around “The Middle Class” is Far From Classy

Jennifer Mutton “The Liberal Party, alone, is fighting for middle-class Canadians.” (John McCallum, Liberal, 2015) “Despite the NDP and the Liberals who have positioned themselves against middle-class families, I am proud that our government is giving money back to each and every family with children in Canada.” (Rob Clarke, Conservative, 2015) “I am concerned that the […]

The Reckoning

André Côté The Reckoning – Part 1 Years ago, when I was getting my first taste of comparative public policy as an undergrad, a wise and engaging professor of mine lectured about how states, from time to time, face a “reckoning.” While I could well have missed his point, what I took it to mean […]