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The Globe and Mail has offered their commentary on Minister Flaherty’sÂ announced cutÂ to the GST.Â According to the article, Toronto Dominion chief economist Don Drummond says…
â€œThe only way I can benefit from a cut (to) the GST is if I consume more.â€
Huh?Â By my math, even if you consume exactly the same amountÂ after a GST cut, [...]
Is it just me, or is this beginning to sound like an episode of Survivor?
Green Leader Elizabeth May says a dinner date with NDP Leader Jack Layton might provide the spark for a parliamentary plot to topple the minority Conservatives.
When the two leaders sit down, May is hoping for “an open-ended discussion about what we [...]
Hearts over at the Toronto Star are bleeding so badly, not enough blood is available for the organs that provide common sense and intelligent thought.Â Always out on a socialist crusade, today they editorialize that “Tax cuts carry too high a price”.
When the price of tax cuts is not fighting poverty and helping those who [...]
In the wake of a disastrous month for Stephane Dion and the Canadian Liberals, it seems that the Toronto Star felt it was time to manufacture some “feel good news” for their party.
Liberal reporter Susan Delacourt gives us the headline “Dion’s GTA support holds up” in an attempt to reassure Star readers that their beloved [...]
Canadians have been concerned about high retail prices in the wake of a strong performance by the Canadian dollar.Â Â People have questioned why many prices remain high.
As a result, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has held highly visible meetings with prominent retailers regarding their pricing practices.
Many have questioned the effect of Flaherty’s actions.Â Some suggest that a [...]
Jack Layton loves to talk a lot, generating plenty of hot air, but making little sense.Â His recent comments about Conservative plans to cut taxes do not dissappoint.
Layton pressed Harper during question period yesterday, saying Conservative throne-speech promises of tax cuts for individuals and businesses do little for urban residents.
Jack wants to help urban working [...]
For weeks, the media has been buzzing with complaints about Canadian prices being higher than US prices, despite our soaring loonie.Â As someone who has some experience in manufacturing, importing, exporting, and the distribution of goods within Canada, I thought I would offer my thoughts on this topic.
The primary complaintÂ seems to beÂ that Canadian retailers are [...]