Category Archives: Government

Help small businesses instead of Bombardier

By Richard Koss According to recent reports, there are expectations from the Quebec government and from Bombardier that the federal government will match Quebec’s contribution to Bombardier of $1 billion. That’s $2 billion of taxpayers’ money going to a company

Media, Parliament, big corporations least trusted by Canadians

By Leila Lemghalef A Statistics Canada study of public confidence in Canadian institutions during 2013 and 2014, released this morning, reveals that only a minority of Canadians trust media, Federal Parliament, and major corporations. The findings show that 40 per

Corporate tax cuts contributed to slower economic growth, study finds

Corporate income tax cuts have lead to slower economic growth, a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has found – a finding that flies in the face of claims by both Liberal and Conservative governments

Another “natural person” tax “educator” sentenced to four years in prison

A Quebec man was sentenced to four years in prison today by a Court of Quebec judge in Sherbrooke for “educating” individuals to avoid paying taxes using the discredited “natural person theory”, a day after a British Columbia court handed

How did Liberals turn Tory surplus into a deficit? former minister Raitt asks

A former Conservative cabinet minister is alleging that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s two-and-a-half-week-old government has turned the Tory “surplus” into a deficit, and wants to know how the Liberals did it. Lisa Raitt, the MP for the Ontario riding of

Majority opinion at odds with Trudeau over refugees, air strikes

A clear majority of Canadians disagree (60%) with the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to settle 25,000 refugees in Canada before the end of the year and more than two thirds (68%) support the use of Canadian Forces CF-18 fighter

Minister confirms another misuse of TFW program by Alberta-based contractor

By Brandon Kostinuk Earlier this month, via an anonymous source, Thinkpol.ca received information that an Alberta-based contractor for the oil and gas industry was recently granted approval for 10 temporary foreign workers (TFWs) while Canadian workers were left in the

Listen to Canadians before reforming Bill C-51, joint open letter urges Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to listen to Canadians before bringing forward a reform package on Bill C-51, according to a joint open letter penned by a broad range of civil society groups and privacy experts, who say Canadians need

Majority of Canadians oppose Trudeau’s Syrian refugee resettlement plan

A slim majority (54%) of Canadians oppose Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s refugee resettlement plan while 42% support it, according to a new poll. The latest public opinion poll from the Angus Reid Institute conducted three days after the terrorist attacks

In wealthy Canada, hunger is rapidly growing: food bank report

More than 850,000 Canadians rely on food banks each month to put food on the table − a figure that has gone up by 26% since 2008, according to the 2015 Hunger Count report released by Food Banks Canada today.