‘Canadian families are tapped out’: Tories out of touch with economy, opposition says

February 19, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News

Canadians are struggling in today’s economy far more than the federal Conservatives realize, NDP and Liberal opposition critics say.

They point to analysis in a Global News series on Canada’s financial instability trapas proof the post-recession recovery is, for many families, an unfulfilled promise.

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A different kind of stimulus package: How ending poverty can save the economy

Photo by Chris Bolin for the Globe and Mail

ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY AND TAVIA GRANT
Friday, May 06, 2011 – Globe and Mail

Behind corridors lined with contemporary Canadian art, sitting at a dark wooden table in his downtown Toronto office, Ed Clark offers some economic advice that might not typically come from Bay Street.

Give the poor a tax break.

“I say, ‘Why don’t you cut the taxes of the most overtaxed people?’ It isn’t Ed Clark,” the Toronto-Dominion Bank CEO said in an interview earlier this year. “It’s the people at the low end, because they face the highest marginal tax rates.”

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