Taxes

How B.C.'s small businesses could be champions for $15 minimum wage

If the Province wants small businesses on-side for $15 minimum wage, it should take seriously the crisis of affordability facing small businesses caused by real estate speculation

The Best Place on Earth? Not for many B.C. families

Stats show incomes are middle of the pack. But an awful lot of families are struggling, too.

Ottawa tells US to back off tax attack on Canadians

US is sowing distress and fear among dual citizens who have innocently failed to file a U.S. return and owe no taxes, finance minister says.

Quebec parliamentarian calls visiting royals parasites; apology demanded

QUEBEC -- The Quebec government demanded an apology from a legislator who compared the Royal Family to parasites and circus performers but he didn't appear to be backing down Tuesday. The remarks...

Beyond civic literacy

Can voters overcome their hardwired preference for short-term joy and think about what's really best for Canada in the long run?

HST controversy to die a quiet death

Remember the HST? You do. You’re paying it, everyday, on everything aside from what the provincial government (technically speaking, the federal government) deems not to be essential goods and...

The Home Renovation Tax Credit

You have to admire the confidence of the Bank of Nova Scotia for their optimistic tag line “You are richer than you think,” which in less optimistic terms could be translated into “You have lots of...