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Home Policy Articles: Fiscal & Budgetary: Page 9

Fiscal policy refers to the policies and priorities of governments in raising and spending taxpayers' money - and the impact of those policies on the economy as a whole. Fiscal policies are expressed through the budgetary processes of governments - the detailed plans and operations for raising and spending money. By deciding where and how to spend money, budgetary policies help to define the priorities of government. Fiscal policies are also used by Canadian governments as vehicles for economic stabilization, the promotion of economic growth and wealth creation, and the redistribution of income.



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Why a flat tax would be fairer and more efficient

The progressive marginal rates of Canada’ personal income tax system are meant to embody fairness, justice, and “social solidarity.” However, as Maxime Bernier argues, the idea that sacrifice is measurable and that progressive tax rates produce a more equal result is mythical.

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