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Are Canadians ready to ditch GDP as a key prosperity indicator?

Surveys show support for new indicators of progress, prosperity and protection
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Inheritance tax, wealth tax and more capital gains tax: The future of Canadian taxation?

Canadian tax policy has become a hotbed of new ideas, writes Margaret O'Sullivan
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Coronavirus: A simple way to keep workers — and the economy — from getting sick

Governments have an economic tool to use against COVID-19: Unemployment Insurance
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Stocks are plummeting — could coronavirus cause a recession?

Economies with strong ties to China could be in for a rocky road ahead
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Three financial firms could change the direction of the climate crisis

And few people have any idea, say three researchers of popular passive investment funds known as ETFs
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Ottawa should forget about limiting interest expense deductibility

Allan Lanthier on the OECD's proposal to limit excessive debt leveraging
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Carbon pricing may be overrated, if history is any indication

History proves radical technological change can be achieved by state intervention
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€55 billion cum-ex trading scandal has scary parallels with Enron

The robbery of the century in Germany resembles the Enron accounting case
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Coronavirus: The blow to the Chinese economy could be felt for years

Coronavirus is disrupting global supply chains and the Chinese manufacturing sector, says Chusu He.
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Women CEOs negotiate better severance than men — for all the wrong reasons

Female CEOs know they’re vulnerable and seek better severance, says Professor Pierre Chaigneau
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Canada-U.K. free trade: A post-Brexit opportunity

CETA provides a model for a U.K.-EU deal, it can also be the template for a Canada-U.K. deal, says economics professor Eugene Beaulieu
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France-US skirmish over Amazon digital tax

Shows why the century-old international tax system is broken, says Professor Ruth Mason
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Why money laundering thrives on Canada’s West Coast

Illicit capital moves through the underground Vancouver model, says Robert Diab
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How CEOs, experts and philosophers see the world’s biggest risks differently

Why does the PwC CEO survey results conflict with expert views?
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Quantitative easing now looks permanent

And has turned central banks into pseudo governments, says Valerio Cerretano
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We need to modernize how we measure national wealth

It’s time to start measuring our economy differently
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Canada: A brief overview of tax history

Canadian calls for tax reform have been met with minimal success
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The nature of taxes

Vern Krishna, FCGA, FCPA, CM, QC looks at taxation historically and in Canada
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Tax Reform: Less talk and more action, please

Ultimately, all tax law is a compromise of competing values, says Vern Krishna
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‘New and improved’ Doug Ford doesn’t extend to the environment

Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk critical of Ford's environmental strategy
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Growth in data breaches shows need for government regulations

Canada needs a Sarbanes-Oxley Act for cybersecurity, says Michael Parent
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Why a global debt crisis looks very hard to avoid

Buckle up for turbulence, says professor of banking and finance law
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The economic illusions of the Canadian election

Party platforms should reflect some modicum of economic literacy, says Gregory C. Mason
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How hedge funds profit when big companies like Thomas Cook fail

Hedge funds are using credit default swaps to manufacture liquidations
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How multinationals continue to avoid paying hundreds of billions of dollars in tax

New research says countries losing US$125b in tax revenue