Is there a larger intent behind the referendum the Premier has imposed on the region? Beyond the obvious discrepancies (why only for Metro Vancouver, why only on TransLink taxes and not on tolls for new provincial bridges in the region?), is the real agenda to limit local government’s ability to raise taxes at all. 1,028 more words
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WATCH ABOVE: Policy experts from both ends of the political spectrum are calling out the province, calling its ways ‘fiscally irresponsible.’ Eric Szeto reports.
EDMONTON – A right-leaning think tank is blaming population growth and spending increases well above inflation for the current budget crisis in Alberta. 138 more words
The provinces are spending more than ever on public school education despite a widespread decline in student enrolment, according to a new Fraser Institute report. 444 more words
The more information that comes out, the more it smells of bias in the choice of charities it audits:
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The CRA says it will do 60 audits, and there are 86,000 charities in Canada.
“The link between economic freedom and prosperity is clear: States that support low taxation, limited government and flexible labor markets see greater economic growth, while states with lower levels of economic freedom see lower living standards and less economic opportunity.” … 490 more words