Constant property tax increases, the property purchase tax, development fees, GST and PST on building supplies all push the price of housing higher. And now BC's new speculation tax will add thousands more onto the price of new condo developments. But that doesn't stop politicians from talking about affordability.
The revenue neutral carbon tax introduced in BC in 2008 was designed as an incentive to reduce emissions with as little cost to individuals and business as possible and not another way for government to raise revenues. That's changed in both BC and Alberta, as the government gets ready to rake in billions in tax revenue.
An online poll by Abacus Data found that 30 per cent of Canadians do not believe in the science of climate change and 42 per cent said the incoming carbon tax isn't designed to change behaviour but rather to generate revenue for the government.
We've just gotten the numbers from the Parliamentary Budget Office that confirms that the borrowed money for "infrastructure spending" to kick start the economy....well, lets just say their strong plan went a little awry
With everyone is demanding safe places from any thinking that might upset the hyper sensitive, Mike joins right in demanding protection from certain horrible thoughts so gleefully expressed by our Political leadership
Each member of the younger generation set to inherit a minimum of $113,000 in Federal, Provincial and Pension debt, so it's no wonder they are going to have a problem finding money to buy a home. Where is our Politicians angst about that?
Coming into an election, Ontario's spending of future generations money has spun right out of control. With ultra low rates they are already paying a billion a month in interest payments. With that figure about to jump tremendously, the Wynn Government has simply decided to buy its votes with the younger generations money