Canada 2020 Policy Lab: Tax Competitiveness

by Alex Paterson. Posted May 10, 2018


Tax Competitiveness

Canada 2020 will be hosting a Policy Lab on Tax Competitiveness on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 in the Canada 2020 Studio Space in Ottawa.

On June 19th, Canada 2020 is convening a 3/4-day session on Tax Competitiveness. In an interview with Bloomberg, Finance Minister Bill Morneau stated, “Job 1 on the center of my desk for the next six months is going to be about competitiveness in Canada… we have to do our homework to get to a conclusion.”

In order to help the Finance Minister with his homework, Canada 2020 is holding a Policy Lab on Tax Competitiveness where we will work
through the following questions:

  • How much of an impact will the U.S. tax changes have on both U.S. and Canadian competitiveness?
  • What can Canada do to address competitiveness concerns, without simply rewarding companies for doing what they would have done anyway?
  • Does the federal government need to make changes to the personal income tax system to prevent losing highly qualified talent to the United States?
  • Beyond simply altering headline rates, what changes to the tax code can the federal government make to enhance Canadian competitiveness? What changes would provide the best bang-for-the-buck?

To learn more about Canada 2020 Policy Labs, click here. To apply to be a part of the Canada 2020 Policy Lab on Tax Competitiveness, click below: