When he was still a young McGill University undergraduate, Matthew Coon Come approached his father with a request. He asked to be taught about the land of his ancestors, the vast wilderness of lake-strewn forest in northern Quebec that the Cree have roamed ever since the glaciers retreated millennia ago.By BARRY CAME16 min
Taxes may be certain—but they are never simple. When Finance Minister Paul Martin promised to plug “loopholes” for the wealthy last week, he sent shivers down the spines of restaurant workers across the nation. While the minister portrayed “loopholes” as the refuge of the wealthy, the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association frantically countered that the industry owes many of its 667,000 jobs to a so-called loophole that allows taxpayers to deduct half of their business expenses for meals and entertainment.By MARY JANIGAN6 min
Your article ‘To tax or cut” on the different fiscal approaches taken by Alberta and Saskatchewan states: “It is too early to know which province’s deficit plan is most sustainable in the long term” (Cover, Feb. 13). Given the record of capitalism versus socialism during the past two centuries, only an ivory tower economics professor would consider this a debatable issue.
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