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June 20, 2019

Proponents of an annual wealth tax in Canada and abroad are giving a flawed idea new life, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Over the Top: Why an Annual Wealth Tax for Canada is Unnecessary,” authors Robin Boadway and Pierre Pestieau note the rising calls for a national wealth tax – from economist Thomas Piketty, to US Senator Elizabeth Warren, to Canada’s federal NDP – and assess whether it is a good idea for Canada – or not.

Robin Boadway

Robin William Boadway, OC FRSC is a Canadian economist. He held the David Smith Chair at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Earlier he was Sir Edward Peacock Professor of Economic Theory at Queen's University. He has taught at Queen's University since 1973.