About a year and half ago, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to appoint a Royal Commission to conduct a top-to-bottom review of the tax system.
The Chamber must have known the idea was dead on arrival, but why not take the shot? The International Monetary Fund and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development have both long thought that Canada’s approach to taxation is smothering its economic potential, so maybe a push from the country’s main business lobby could finally tip the balance.
Nope. It went nowhere.
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