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Harper Claims On The Economy Not Backed Up By the Numbers

Last Friday, Statistics Canada released its jobs report for July, 2015 – the first such release during the election period. Employment was up a bit in July as compared to June (+6,600) and the unemployment rate stayed at 6.8% for the sixth straight month. Compared with a year earlier, employment had increased by 161,000 (or 0.9%), primarily because of the growth in full-time work. Provincially, employment in Ontario was virtually unchanged in July. Compared with 12 months earlier, employment in the province...

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Mulcair vs. Trudeau: which leader has the truly progressive tax plan?

Canada Fact Check continues its election coverage with a look at the likely tax planks in the NDP and Liberal platforms. Mulcair and Trudeau on Harper Tax Cuts First, both Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Tom Mulcair have announced that if they form a government, they will cancel the Conservative “Family Tax Cut”, an income-splitting measure that primarily benefits higher-income earners. Both parties would also cancel the increase in the Tax free Savings Account (TFSA) to $10,000 which...

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