A new CCPA (National) report by Marc Lee and myself argues that Canada’s tax system needs a “fairness” overhaul and presents a framework for progressive tax reform. Those of you who have been following our tax work so far will find this study a great complement to the BC Tax Options Paper.
Tax policy is . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Fairness by design: a framework for tax reform in Canada
Today’s Statscan release of income data for 2010 allow for a backward glance at the state of the recovery.
What is most striking is that – following two years of flat income growth in 2008 and 2009 – there was no meaningful economic recovery for most Canadians in 2010. Median earnings (half earned more, half . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Incomes Flat in “Recovery Year” of 2010
Michael Mendelson has posted a long comment on my earlier post regarding the Mowat Report on EI.
He defends Caledon’s proposal for temporary non EI income support for the unemployed as a clear improvement over welfare , and stresses that it is not intended to undermine EI as a social insurance program.
I read the . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: The “Job Seekers Allowance”
A research paper published by the Canadian Breast Cancer Network underlines that the economic costs of cancer are huge due to a lack of supportive public and workplace policies. As they say ” we may think of breast cancer as a health condition, but it is also an economic condition.” Based on surveys of former […] . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: The Economic Impacts of Breast Cancer