When The Toronto Star published CCPA research associate Hugh Mackenzie's editorial Can we have an adult conversation about taxes? the CCPA received a flood of positive responses. Canadians agree: it's time to have a realistic public discussion about how we pay for the things we value.
As Mackenzie wrote: "Most 4-year-olds have figured out that when you go to the store to get something you want, you have to be prepared to pay for it. Yet Canada's political leaders and business interest lobbyists would rather spit nickels than admit this basic fact."
Mackenzie will be featured in a new Speakers Series luncheon in Ottawa to talk about tax policy. This luncheon event will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, from 12:00 until 1:45 PM, at the Sheraton Hotel, 150 Albert Street, in downtown Ottawa. Tickets are $20. Call 613 565-9449, email email@example.com, or click here to order tickets online.
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