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Trump’s Tax Plan and Ours – Bédard


By Mathieu Bédard

Time to reconsider the Canadian tax plan? A few months ago, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to reduce the federal corporate tax rate in the United States from its current top rate of 35% down to 15%. While the president’s legislativ …

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Charting a new course on trade policy – Dias


By Jerry Dias

If there is one glimmer of good news from the last U.S. election it’s that a bright political spotlight has been shone on global trade policy – including in Canada. Trade agreements have long played a central role in Canada’s economic strategy. Trade a …

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Re-Thinking Canada’s Trade Relations – Miller

By Eric Miller

Navigating periods of change is always challenging. For governments faced with radical shifts in global economic and political arrangements, advancing the interests and prosperity of their people is all the more complex. While it is still early days, t …

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Corporate Income Tax & US Policy Changes – Christians

By Allison Christians

Canada is in the midst of a period of strengthening the health and sustainability of the corporate income tax. Internationally, there is a campaign underway to ensure that companies declare profits and pay taxes where they create value, rather than div …

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An Overview of the Upcoming NAFTA Negotiations: Conference Call

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An overview of the upcoming NAFTA negotiations with the Honorable Andrew Leslie, MP, Monique Smith, Professor Earl Fry with commentary by the Ambassador of Mexico to Canada Dionisio Pérez Jacome Friscione. Discussion was chaired by Sandra Pupatello, Ch …

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Parliamentary Committee on Poverty Reduction

By Terrance Hunsley

HUMA – the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development, and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, (the name rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it.) has spent a year hearing from Canadian experts, social advoca …

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2017 Budget: What’s new?

By Andrew Cardozo

There’s more to the stay-the-course budget than suggested First published in the Hill Times Monday, April 3, 2017 Depending which part of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget you focus on, it was any of those things and more. The Hill Times photograp …

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NEW REPORT: Poverty Reduction Roundtable with Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

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2017 Report of The Pearson Centre Roundtable on Poverty Reduction By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre Hosted by the Somerset West Community Health Centre, Ottawa December 8, 2016 ______________________________________________________ …

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A Cdn Research Council on Social, Cultural & Econ Health

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

We could take a lesson from the health system. Over the past four decades, the federal government, with provincial involvement, has invested in health research, health information systems, performance evaluation and innovation. Those investments are pa …

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National Goal for Poverty Reduction (Terrance Hunsley)

By Terrance Hunsley

The Government of Canada discussion paper, Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy, asks for suggestions on how the federal government can better align its poverty reduction efforts with those of provinces, territories, municipalities and communities. It …

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