Canada’s Current Fiscal Imbalance

Personal and corporate income taxes, and excise tax revenue are down, with corresponding increases in program expenses.  Program expenses in June 2009 were $20.7 billion, up $4.2 billion, or 25.2 per cent, from June 2008. This increase is…

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Business Taxation in Western Canada: Settling for a Personal Best? The Western Canadian Economy in the International Arena

This paper examines the competitiveness of the business tax regimes in Canada’s four western provinces. The discussion focuses on the tax burden imposed on investment, as measured by the marginal effective tax rate (METR) on capital. business_taxation_western_can.pdf

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Facebook violates Canadian privacy law

TORONTO — Canada’s privacy commissioner accused Facebook on Thursday of breaching Canadian law by keeping users’ personal information indefinitely after members close their accounts. Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart released a report that also accuses Facebook of disclosing personal…

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