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No progress without addressing inequality – Himelfarb

Alex Himelfarb says taxes are a proxy for the kind of government we want, yet for too long taxes were the third rail of Canadian politics – you couldn’t talk about it.

If we can’t talk about the future, we lose the ability to exercise democratic control.

With protest movements growing around the world, the conversation is beginning to change, and remarkably, it is happening at a time of great economic crisis.

Former Clerk of the Privy Council – the most senior bureaucrat in Ottawa and an advisor to two Canadian Prime Ministers – Himelfarb spoke in Toronto last night as part of the TVO Big Ideas series.

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