September 2020

Make no mistake, 
housing is far from tax-free

Adding an income tax on top of all the other levies could make a principal residence the most heavily taxed asset in Canada.

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No Barney Bentall and the  
Cariboo Express Concert for 2020

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions in place regarding events and concerts, it will come as no surprise that the annual fundraising concert for Potluck Café Society that we heavily support each year is cancelled for 2020. As Potluck pivoted to respond to community need at the start of the pandemic, Tyler and Neil made their supporting donations to help anyway, six months early. Now, without a concert to compel but with a need still just as strong, we  invite you to donate now should you be so inclined. 
Please read the following update from Naved Noorani, Executive Director, to see how Potluck Café stepped up during the early days of the pandemic to help their constituency make it through.

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Shapes of Recovery: When Will the Global Economy Bounce Back?

Is the glass half full, or half empty? Whenever the economy is put through the ringer, levels of optimism and pessimism about its potential recovery can vary greatly. The current state mid-pandemic is no exception.

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The Origins of the 
2 Percent Inflation Target

Inflation targets are part and parcel of central banking policy, the Fed’s mandate centering around the 2 percent inflation target. But when was the last time anyone asked why a 2 percent inflation target?

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