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Businesses cry foul over civic property tax gap

British Columbia businesses are being unfairly slammed by property taxes, according to a report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

According to the report, released Tuesday, businesses in the City of Vancouver pay more than four (4.33) times as much in property taxes compared to residential properties. 220 more words


Municipal spending report shows West Van spends most, Surrey spends least

VANCOUVER – A new report released on Tuesday shows municipal spending varies greatly across Metro Vancouver.

The study, released by the Fraser Institute, compares government finances in 17 municipalities. 347 more words


Teacher Incentive Pay

If you’re like most people, if you perform better at your job, you get pay incentives. Bonuses, commissions, rewards of other kinds. It’s widely accepted that incentive pay has a positive impact on employee performance. 198 more words


Report flags 'severe' over-representation of aboriginals in Manitoba jails

WINNIPEG – Aboriginal people make up a staggeringly high proportion of Manitoba’s prison population, according to a new report.

The Fraser Institute, a right-leaning private think-tank, released The Cost of Crime in Canada Thursday. 211 more words


Who Will Be Hurt Most By Chile's Carbon Tax?

As part of the tax reform put into law last month, Chile now has the “honor” of calling itself the first South American country to… 531 more words


Thanksgiving: Here's to our allies working for the public interest

Recently the UK Guardian reported on Sweden’s rejection of tax cuts and privatization by returning the Social Democrats to power. Eight years’ experience with privatization of public services didn’t leave Swedes feeling confident about the broadening control of public services by private interests. 730 more words

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