Bill Black agrees with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives–Nova Scotia office, the Nova Scotia Chambers of Commerce and the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. If you read Bill’s March 23 column, that conclusion might surprise you. Indeed, we expect it may well surprise Bill. But it is true. Let’s outline the areas of agreement.
The CCPA-NS forms a common front with AIMS and the NS Chambers as they ask the provincial government to look at the possibility of municipal tax reform.
Charles Cirtwill sat down with CBC's Jean Laroche to discuss AIMS' discussion and presentation on municipal income taxes with CCPA-NS and NS Chambers March 20, 2013.
AIMS President & CEO Charles Cirtwill, Dr. Michael Bradfield of CCPA-NS and Wayne Fiander of NS Chambers, joined Stephanie Domet of CBC's Mainstreet to discuss a proposed municipal income tax system.
AIMS President & CEO Charles Cirtwill joined Jordi Morgan of News 95.7's Maritime Morning to discuss how municipal income tax is a better option than property taxes.
The Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Chambers of Commerce will each present their case for reducing or eliminating property taxes and considering the introduction of a municipal income surtax.
Op-ed in the Cape Breton Post: How to reform a tax regime is a dog’s breakfast of facts, opinions and possible solutions. The Nova Scotia Chamber of Commerce has published a treatise on municipal tax reform that outlines the problem and proposes some solutions. And the chamber has agreement from the the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives — think-tanks on opposite ends of the political spectrum.