Update – Climate Change: Implications for Canadian Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture

(Disponible en français : Mise à jour – Changements climatiques : impacts sur les pêches et l’aquaculture canadiennes en mer) Climate change is increasingly challenging the sustainability of Canada’s $4.2-billion marine fisheries and aquaculture, two industries of particular economic and social importance to communities on all three coasts. The challenges of dealing with climate change are…

Gender-based Analysis Plus in Canada

(Disponible en français  : L’analyse comparative entre les sexes plus au Canada) From 29 May to 2 June 2017, the Government of Canada will hold its 6th annual Gender-based Analysis Plus Awareness Week. The Government of Canada uses Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) to examine the impact of legislation, policies, programs and budgetary measures on diverse…

Tax-Free Savings Account

Consumption Taxes in Canada: Revenue, Rates and Rationale

(Disponible en français : Les taxes à la consommation au Canada : recettes, taux et justification) Governments can finance the goods and services provided to citizens through various means, including through taxing, investing and borrowing. The first – taxation – can take several forms. In Canada, federally funded or federally sponsored initiatives are mainly financed by…

The Federal Budget and the Estimates: How They Compare

(Disponible en français : Le budget fédéral et le budget des dépenses : ce qui les distingue) In Canada’s parliamentary system, the federal government must obtain Parliament’s approval to change taxes and to spend funds. The government presents its intentions to Parliament in the estimates and in the federal budget, which the Finance Minister delivers…