The Liberals missed an opportunity to address all issues that undermine tax fairness in their summer consultation on income tax reform, after standing still on tax havens and CEO stock option loopholes.
Galen Weston, who along with David Thomson (not pictured) are the country’s two richest men, holds more wealth than the bottom 30 per cent of the Canadian population. Photograph courtesy of George Pimentel
Justin Trudeau and the Liberals came to power two years ago, and every day I ask myself the same question: who are they really working for?
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'You don't stop trying to find ways of resolving differences in opinion, but I do think in this day and age you need a whole range of ways of expressing concern and trying to move opinion,' says Bob Rae.
Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.