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November 13, 2014

Low income seniors face extremely heavy tax burdens across Canada, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Who Loses Most? The Impact of Taxes and Transfers on Retirement Incomes,” authors Finn Poschmann and Alexandre Laurin show that seniors can be hit hard by taxes and benefit clawbacks in retirement. 

Alexandre Laurin

Alexandre is the Director of Research and leads the fiscal policy program and the pension policy program at the C.D. Howe Institute. He joined the C.D. Howe Institute in 2008 and became Director of Research in 2014. From 1999 to 2008, Mr.

Finn Poschmann

Finn Poschmann graduated in economics from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1986 and is President & CEO of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.

He was previously Vice President, Policy Analysis at the C.D. Howe Institute, where he held a variety of positions since January 1998.