Feb 15th, 2013
By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai The Federal Government earned N2.2trillion as opposed to N1.9trillion it targeted in 2009; N2.9trillion as against N2.5trillion in 2010; N4.7trillion in 2011 as opposed to N3.6trillion and N5trillion generated in 2012 as opposed to N3.6trillion. No, these are not foreign exch...
Jan 20th, 2011
What a difference an election year makes. More than two-thirds of Ontario households should have more money to spend thanks to the Liberals’ sweeping tax changes — up from an estimate of fewer than half just last June, according to internal government figures obtained by the Star. “We’ve been listeni...
Dec 30th, 2010
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will move ahead with a plan to eliminate the city’s contentious five-cent plastic bag fee, his office confirmed. The city’s plastic bag bylaw, which went into effect on June 1, 2009, requires retailers to charge a nickel for every single-use plastic retail shopping ...
Dec 17th, 2010
President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a massive tax package that frayed his relations with liberals, caused him to abandon a pledge not to extend tax cuts to the rich and heralded a new balance of power in Washington. Dramatic both as an economic and a political accomplishment, the agreement ...