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'Canada Is Back?' Not Until Taxation Is Truly Fair


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'Canada Is Back?' Not Until Taxation Is Truly Fair

Murray Dobbin

Justin Trudeau is fond of saying "Canada is back," and in some genuinely gratifying ways it seems to be the case. But by far the most important and substantive evidence for this claim is still missing: an indication that the new government is willing to seriously address the issue that a genuine return to normal rests upon. That issue is how do we recover from nearly 20 years of systematic looting of the national treasury through reckless tax cuts for high-income earners and large corporations?


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Ever heard of capital flight, or a capital strike? Mr Trudeau must treat the big egos of the rich with kid gloves or off they go across the border.


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Seeing how Trudeau is gunning hard to ratify CETA and TPP, don't hold out any hope of NAFTA going anywhere soon. Unless Trudeau reverses his stand on CETA and TPP post haste all of his talk about reversing 20 years of corporate looting is at best simply hot air.


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Well, first, with new masters of tax policy in charge in Ottawa, will policy change enough to make Burger King's acquisition of Tim Horton's, and tax-inversion, "not worthwhile"? I.E. moving from the skillet into the coals?
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(Since this is Common Dreams, presume that everyone here presumes that everything earned in the country belongs by rights to everyone, definitely no portion of it to rich persons or their corporations, public enemies...)