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August 27, 2008

From the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women:

WHAT ABOUT WOMEN? GENDER ANALYSIS OF DISCUSSION PAPER ON N.B.’S TAX SYSTEM

Queen’s University Professor Kathleen A. Lahey studied the N.B. government’s proposed tax reform and its probable impact on women, men and equality. Her groundbreaking analysis, the first on a prospective tax reform package in Canada, concludes the proposals would widen the existing gap between women’s and men’s total incomes, taxable incomes, and consumable (aftertax) incomes and seriously impair and destabilize the existing tax bases, with the result that the government will be able to plead poverty when faced with demands for adequate childcare resources, low-income supports and development projects that are capable of helping N.B. women overcome their disadvantaged economic status.

Report
Media release, 12 August, 2008

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