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Sorry, folks. Tax hike only way out of this mess

Another provincial budget on March 16, another year of avoiding awkward subjects. Most commentary failed to note that transfers from the federal government have reached $8 billion — the second-biggest source of revenue after personal income tax.

Time again to think of tax strategies

With federal and provincial governments spending money like drunken sailors, this tax season people are advised to take advantage of all the deductions and credits they can before many start disappearing.

A beginner's guide to writing an obituary

I think it was George Burns who said: "When I get up in the morning, I read the obituaries. If I'm not in there, I get up." On the long, long list of Signs You Are Getting Old is a sudden discovery that you have an interest in obituaries.

A beginner's guide to writing an obituary

I think it was George Burns who said: "When I get up in the morning, I read the obituaries. If I'm not in there, I get up." On the long, long list of Signs You Are Getting Old is a sudden discovery that you have an interest in obituaries.

Time again to think of tax strategies

With federal and provincial governments spending money like drunken sailors, this tax season people are advised to take advantage of all the deductions and credits they can before many start disappearing.

Sorry, folks. Tax hike only way out of this mess

Another provincial budget on March 16, another year of avoiding awkward subjects. Most commentary failed to note that transfers from the federal government have reached $8 billion — the second-biggest source of revenue after personal income tax.

Just call me the Lord of the Fruit Flies

A fruit fly is just about the most insignificant living creature imaginable. They are the very definition of a pest – briefly annoying, basically harmless. Sort of like Don Cherry. But here's the thing about fruit flies — there is never just one.

Boundary battle puts NDP in a bind

One of the most difficult tasks facing any government is achieving a balance between toughness and empathy. Let yourself look weak and the wolves jump and you don't last long (see Stephane Dion).

The great debate over retirement pensions

The debate whether governments and corporations should encourage early retirement or reward people for working past normal retirement age was rekindled after the federal government recently rejected recommendations by its own economic advisory counci

The great debate over retirement pensions

The debate whether governments and corporations should encourage early retirement or reward people for working past normal retirement age was rekindled after the federal government recently rejected recommendations by its own economic advisory counci