Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be important to pay attention to city hall and how it responds to the recession – municipalities are uniquely positioned to hurt or help our nation’s economic recovery. Taxpayers should also be aware that despite what some city councillors and mayors insist, cities have more financial flexibility than they let on.
Category: Taxation & Spending
A little while ago, I did a bit of research into Winnipeg’s City Council pension plan and thought I would post the findings in case anyone would like to take a closer look.
New Canadian think tank SecondStreet.org released today a report that examines large cities in Canada and the double pensions they provide to some municipal employees.
SecondStreet.org examined double and triple pension situations in 11 major cities across Canada, filing freedom of information requests with Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Brampton, Mississauga, Montreal and Halifax.
Ontario business owner Peter Gossman discusses the effect of the carbon tax on his business and others within his coalition.
Ottawa’s carbon tax increases the cost of nearly everything New Brunswickers buy, from bananas to diapers…
This policy brief examines Canadians’ feelings about carbon taxes generally, as well as their personal willingness to pay.
SecondStreet.org decided to look into whether or not new carbon taxes are the proverbial straw that is breaking the backs of businesses…
SecondStreet.org hired Nanos Research to conduct some public opinion research on carbon taxes in general. This policy brief examines Canadians’ views about how carbon taxes affect businesses.
Poll shows Canadians believe carbon taxes will make our nation’s business climate less competitive and will make it more difficult for companies to pay their employees and hire new ones…