By: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | Press Release:
TORONTO – A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-Ontario) lays out a compromise solution to political gridlock over how to pay for the region’s $2.5 billion in planned public transit expansion.
Toronto’s $2.5 Billion Question: GTA and Hamilton Public Transit Expansion Revenue Options, by economist Hugh Mackenzie, weighs the full range of tax options and finds a sweet spot among provincial and municipal taxes that would foot the bill.
By: Pembina Institute | Press Release:
OTTAWA — Clare Demerse, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today following the release of the 2013 federal budget:
“Jim Flaherty delivered his eighth budget at a time when the federal government’s track record on the environment and climate change is under heightened scrutiny, and when the cuts to environmental protection contained in last year’s budget bills are starting to take effect.
A new survey of the global capitals of business opportunities, culture, livability, and innovation by PriceWaterhouseCoopers ranks Toronto 2nd out of 26 cities around the world, right behind New York. But Canada’s largest city didn’t just take second place.