Without a Debate on Taxes, We Risk Sleepwalking into the Future (by Alex and Jordan Himelfarb) (Comments Off)

Some months ago, we published a collection of essays designed to promote a discussion of taxes in Canada. The book’s premise is that the current tax conversation is distorted. While we rightly ask of any new policy or program proposal, “what will it cost and how will we pay,” we do not ask of proposed [...]

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Without a Debate on Taxes, We Risk Sleepwalking into the Future (by Alex and Jordan Himelfarb) (Comments Off)

Some months ago, we published a collection of essays designed to promote a discussion of taxes in Canada. The book’s premise is that the current tax conversation is distorted. While we rightly ask of any new policy or program proposal, “what will it cost and how will we pay,” we do not ask of proposed [...]

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Progress Summit: Paths to a New Prosperity (Comments Off)

From March 28-30 in Ottawa, the Broadbent Institute held its first annual Progress Summit – a high-profile event that brought together an exciting group of policy experts from across Canada and around the world. Under the theme Paths to a New Prosperity, the Summit explored fairer and more sustainable approaches to building a prosperous 21st [...]

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Prison Crowding and its Implications for Human Rights (Comments Off)

The John Howard Society of Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Centre for Global Challenges, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, and the National Associations Active in Criminal Justice presents Prison Crowding and its Implications for Human Rights. This one-day symposium will be [...]

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