Rock And A Hard Place: Tax Promise Vexes Finance Dep’t

The Department of Finance in confidential memos is lamenting the loss of billions in tax revenue under a Conservative campaign promise due in 2015. Authorities in memos marked SECRET and CONFIDENTIAL said a plan allowing wealthier single-income couples to lower their tax bill will put Canada out of line “with most OECD countries”. The documents were released through Access to Information: “Fairness requires that individuals pay the taxes they owe”.

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