New Brunswick needs to change direction

A new study from UNB-SJ economist Roderick Hill and CCPA-NS researcher Jason Edwards outlines why New Brunswick should move toward a more progressive tax structure.  The report, titled New Brunswick at a Crossroads: Progressive Income Tax, a Clear Choice, estimates that the province could generate another $260 million of annual revenue by reversing the Graham tax cuts and adding a new upper-income bracket.  Proposed by The Common Front for Social Justice, these changes would improve the progressivity of the province's tax system, allowing the wealthiest citizens to pay their fair share.  Download the report, here.

Edwards also published an op-ed in Saint John’s Telegraph-Journal about the disturbing trends in New Brunswick's recent public policy.  An unabridged blog version of the article can be read here.