The returns of the CPP's investment arm in no way influence the CPP retirement benefits received by Canadian workers.
In 2014, savings in non-pension assets totalled $9.5 trillion, dwarfing the $3.3 trillion assets in the formal pension system.
Non-residential property taxes are up 3.8 per cent in 2016.
The Notley government is spinning like mad to distance itself from some painful numbers.
In the current political environment, both in Canada and around the world, sensible “tax” recommendations would likely die on the vine.
From 2001 to 2014, the sheer number of personal income tax expenditures has increased 24 per cent.
Between 1971 and 2014, the federal Income Tax Act’s text area increased by 355 per cent.