I think Stephen Harper is onto something with these “aspirational targets”. In fact, I like the idea so much I think I’ll use it at income tax time. I believe it’s important to pay taxes and that we should all do our share, but at the same time, I know that paying too much tax will hurt my family’s economic well-being, so I’ll pay what I can and hope to do better next year. And since my contribution to the federal coffers is miniscule, what I do won’t make any difference, right?
I mean, if it’s good enough for the Commonwealth it has to be good enough for the CRA.