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Ex-Toronto top cop Bill Blair seeks federal Liberal nomination

After a decade as Toronto’s police chief, Bill Blair declared Monday that he wants to run for the Liberals in this year’s federal election to campaign against the politics of “fear” and division that ultimately harm communities. 473 more words

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Leaders' debates a sure thing for election, but who will host them?

It is the evening during an election campaign that political party leaders both dread and relish: a televised debate that gives everyone a chance to shine. 761 more words

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Budget blitz: Tories spending $13.5M on ads

OTTAWA – The Conservative government has booked $13.5 million for an all-out, co-ordinated blitz in April and May to advertise its 2015 pre-election budget.

The push, detailed in internal government documents obtained by The Canadian Press, builds on existing Finance Canada and Canada Revenue Agency campaigns to promote Conservative tax measures both past and proposed — the backbone of the Harper government’s re-election strategy. 588 more words

Canada

Confused by mounting number of tax credits? You’re not alone

You’re not imagining it, personal income taxes, with their mounting number of credits, exemptions, deductions, exclusions, benefits and the like, are growing unwieldy.

A new report Monday underscores the point – just in case the new items that were… 543 more words

Canada

National Post View: Increasing TFSA limits is the right thing to do

Even by Ottawa standards, the recent kerfuffle over “controversial” comments by Finance Minister Joe Oliver was an eye-roller.

Appearing on television after unveiling the federal budget, the minister was asked about the long-term fiscal impact of increasing the annual contribution limit on Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs). 777 more words

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The War on ISIS is a Farce

Nowhere in recent years have the contradictions of imperialism been so clear than in the West’s war against ISIS. Working people are bombarded with messages in the media of the worldwide threat of ISIS, with the aim of the messages to convince working people of the need to sacrifice their civil liberties and democratic freedoms to counter ISIS and to support more military interventions in the Middle East. 1,603 more words