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Bill Morneau may not be the world's most adept politician. But as federal finance minister, his truncated tax reforms are at least still going, barely, in the right direction. Let's hope that he and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau don't back off from them entirely. They did continue their backtracking Thursday. Morneau announced he won't proceed with plans that would have limited the ability of Canadian-controlled private corporations to reduce their taxes by treating income as capital gains. He said

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At least Bill Morneau attempted tax reform

By Thomas Walkom      

It is encouraging to see any finance minister attempt to do anything about this problem. Let's give half a cheer for Bill Morneau's attempt at tax reform. At least he tried.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau's promised changes to the government's tax plan were unveiled this week, as the Liberals continue to grapple with the political fallout from the proposed reforms. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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