Canada’s Dangerously Distorted Tax Conversation

(This post was written by Alex and Jordan Himelfarb; an abridged version appeared in the Star here.) We don’t like paying taxes. This is not big news: we don’t much like paying any bills, and there’s probably never been a time when we didn’t grumble in particular about taxes. But somehow “tax” has gone from … Continue reading

Slogans No Substitute For Discussion and Debate

Recent events have prompted some discussion of wedge politics and the lack of meaningful political discourse in this country.  A related issue that deserves some attention is the increasing reliance on simplifying slogans as a substitute for debate.  While not new, in the age of social media, the slogan rules. For  example, every time a … Continue reading