Any business operating in Canada should be given the benefit of a level playing field, especially when it comes to government-levied taxes and fees, whether it has physical space or not, writes Alison Evans, the interim president of the Hotel Association of Canada.
Members of the House Finance Committee, pictured on Centre Block, last year released its report on the pre-budget consultations. Among the recommendations made was a call to 'strengthen the Income Tax Act by introducing new rules regarding disclosure that would allow the Canada Revenue Agency to compel disclosure of information to help address abusive tax avoidance.' The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Digital companies are catapulting themselves from relative obscurity to global prominence. While these new entrants present new opportunities, they also open the door to unintended consequences.
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Though many acknowledge Leslyn Lewis has demonstrated her political chops, her candidacy is still seen as a long shot in a race that some say will be driven by electability in the next general election.
'The core operating ideal within ... Ottawa is evidence-based policymaking and there are clearly other jurisdictions out there besides the U.S. that have done a better job in containing [the virus],' says Eric Miller.
Small Business Minister Mary Ng says the extent of her interactions with the organization was limited to that initial pitch, and did not extend to the since-cancelled contract for the student-grant program.