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Income Splitting and Joint Taxation of Couples: What's Fair?

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Income Splitting and Joint Taxation of Couples: What's Fair?

The introduction of tax splitting for pension income has provoked debate over whether Canada should extend splitting to other types of income. Indeed, some of the same people who advocated pension splitting are leading the call for broader income splitting for couples. As once Tory, then independent and, as of writing, Liberal MP Garth Turner asserted, “Now that we’ve opened the door to pensionsplitting for seniors, it’s only a matter of time before this principle extends through society” (Bailey 2007). Similarly, economist Don Drummond remarked,.


By IRPP, Canada.


Taxation Policy Resource.


Canadian politicians look the other way while Sikh extremism undergoes resurgence

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Canadian politicians look the other way while Sikh extremism undergoes resurgence

Toronto, ON - The continuing failure of Canadian politicians to take Sikh extremism seriously has contributed to a resurgence in the militant movement, which has also been encouraged by the failure to gain convictions in the 1985 Air India bombing, a conference on immigration and terrorism in Toronto was told Friday.


By Fraser Institute,Canada.


Governance policy Resource.


IRPP Senior Scholar Thomas J. Courchene terms 2007 budget a "blueprint for fiscal federalism" in Pol

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IRPP Senior Scholar Thomas J. Courchene terms 2007 budget a "blueprint for fiscal federalism" in Policy Options article

With the 2007 budget's move toward equal per capita cash payments for Canada’s vertical fiscal transfers, restoration of a formula-based equalization program for horizontal fiscal transfers, and respect throughout for the constitutional division of powers, Thomas J. Courchene argues that Flaherty and the Harper government have delivered on their philosophical commitment to “open federalism.” .


By  IRPP ,Canada.


Taxation Policy Resource.


Breaking gridlock - lessons from London's success story

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Breaking gridlock - lessons from London's success story ?Urban gridlock already costs Canadian cities $2 billion a year in lost productivity, and is estimated to rise to $7 billion within 20 years. By then the average commute in Toronto, for example, could take half again as much time as it does now. The economic cost of traffic congestion leaves aside the environmental costs and quality-of-life impact resulting from traffic congestion in city centres. From London, Marni Cappe considers the remarkable success story of reducing congestion in central London by charging cars to drive in it. Traffic volumes and delays have been reduced, as has time spent in traffic. As many as 50,000 fewer cars are coming into central London, with most former car commuters switching to public transit or car pooling. Cost benefits indicate about C$400 million saved a year from reduced congestion. The foundations of London?s success include unbearable levels of congestion that demanded a solution, a willingness of commuters to modify their behaviour, and political leadership from Mayor Ken Livingstone. Also available is "The politics of congestion" by Joseph Heath. By the Institute for Research on Public Policy


By Institute for Research on Public Policy , UK.

Transport Policy Resource.


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