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December 3, 2015

Ottawa’s plan to shift the tax burden more to the very top income earners could cost federal and provincial governments $4 billion in lost tax revenue, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Shifting the Federal Tax Burden on the One-Percenters: A Losing Proposition,” author Alexandre Laurin assesses the all-in costs of the plan, taking into account the experience of other jurisdictions and the findings in economic literature. 

Alexandre Laurin
Alexandre Laurin

Alexandre Laurin joined the C.D. Howe Institute in 2008 and became Director of Research in 2014.

From 1999 to 2008, Mr. Laurin worked for the Parliamentary Information and Research Service where he provided reports, analysis and policy advice to Members of the House of Commons and the Senate and to parliamentary committees on a non-partisan and confidential basis.