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VANCOUVER - The explosion of housing prices has become a massive source of inequality in BC, which can be addressed with progressive property tax reform, new research from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Office shows.
Statistical analysis of the Manitoba Government Budget 2023 changes to the Basic Personal Amount (BPA) and income tax brackets find the top 10% are slated to get 26% of the total tax savings, equivalent to an average tax cut of $1,322 for everyone in the top decile in 2024. The average savings of all tax filers will be $502 a person while the average savings for the bottom 20% of tax filers will be $37 a person.
Previously published in the Brandon Sun and the Winnipeg Free Press March 4, 2023 The Manitoba government is playing a shell game: using federal and inflationary windfall revenue to give out tax cuts while neglecting public spending needs. Manitobans want the province to stop the tax cuts and adequately fund public services like education. Evidence shows that this investment, in our province with sky-high child poverty rates, will pay dividends well into the future. 
Previously published in the Brandon Sun and The Winnipeg Free Press, March 23, 2023 The 2023 Manitoba Budget released on March 7 announced close almost $1 billion in revenue cuts. Despite claims about affordability for low and middle-income households, most Manitoba families will not receive anything near the tax savings promoted by the province. Make no mistake, these tax cuts are a giveaway to the rich that will reduce our capacity to fund public services for years. 
Previously published in the Winnipeg Free Press May 1, 2023 Although recent media coverage of our healthcare and education problems here in Manitoba has been very good and quite wide-ranging, one particularly important piece of the puzzle has been consistently missing. That missing piece is the social determinants of health. There is strong scientific evidence, going back decades and covering most countries in the world, that socio-economic factors play a particularly important role in determining people’s health and level of educational attainment.
VANCOUVER —A federal wealth tax could provide ongoing revenue for much-needed investments in public programs and help rein in extreme economic inequality, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC Office’s latest modelling for such a tax shows.
The Convoy that took over Ottawa for a month last year just met outside Winnipeg this past weekend. While the right to protest is an essential part of our democracy, it is important to look critically at this movement that has harboured white supremacist, libertarian and in some cases even fascist beliefs.  These ideas have originated most recently in the USA, but have a long and odious history elsewhere in the world.
Ce rapport examine l’état des finances des provinces canadiennes et constate que, malgré les effets dévastateurs de l’épidémie de COVID-19 sur le Canada, les déficits des provinces sont en passe de disparaître beaucoup plus rapidement que prévu initialement. En fait, la majorité des provinces sont déjà en excédent budgétaire ou le deviendront au cours du prochain exercice, à mesure que l’économie se redressera.
As Canada reaches two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, provincial deficits are on track to disappear much faster than initially predicted.  Disappearing Act: The state of provincial deficits in Canada, examines the state of provincial finances and finds that major positive revisions of revenue projections mean fiscal surpluses have either already arrived or will soon.