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Charles Cirtwill

OPINION: A carbon tax in Ontario is coming

OPINION: A carbon tax in Ontario is coming

A carbon tax that jacks up government revenues and increases spending on ministerial pet projects will be a failure, let’s be clear on that.
OPINION: Ontario should get Canadian taxpayers to help reduce poverty

OPINION: Ontario should get Canadian taxpayers to help reduce poverty

If the province of Ontario is serious about finding a cost-effective way to alleviate poverty and create consistency in the social safety net, 100 per cent tax filing has to be part of it.
OPINION: Taxes, taxes, taxes. Yes, I said taxes.

OPINION: Taxes, taxes, taxes. Yes, I said taxes.

Let’s see if we can find ways to experiment with taxes in Ontario’s Northern regions.
OPINION: The new Ontario government is different, better get used to it

OPINION: The new Ontario government is different, better get used to it

They are not kidding. Pennies matter to this government.
OPINION: The Northern to-do list of the next government

OPINION: The Northern to-do list of the next government

The new government should open its eyes right at the start of their journey.
OPINION: Testbed – Northern Ontario

OPINION: Testbed – Northern Ontario

Lessons learned here, and solutions proven here, will help us now and help every Ontarian in the long run.
OPINION: Government is always unfair to someone – it has to be

OPINION: Government is always unfair to someone – it has to be

Without the initial unfairness of taking your money, government programs and services do not exist.
OPINION: Promises, promises

OPINION: Promises, promises

Know what you want, what you can afford, and don’t get distracted by the oversized pink gorilla on the roof.
A University for Timmins?

A University for Timmins?

While there may not be a strong case for a new post-secondary institution in Ontario’s northeast, other options are worthy of consideration.
Is it time to re-incentivize Northern relocation?

Is it time to re-incentivize Northern relocation?

With “nudge” economics, the idea is simple: people can be “nudged” to make better choices or to make less bad choices.