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Give and Take

A hundred years of tax history in Canada, from a Canadian millionaire who embraced the new federal income tax in 1917, to a socialist hero who deplored the burden of big government, reveals that taxes deliver something more than armies and schools: democracy. Tillotson covers the tumultuous tax fights of the interwar years, the remaking of income taxation in the 1940s and onwards, and a fresh angle on the fierce conflicts surrounding tax reform in the 1960s. A book for people into Canadian history, politics, public policy, taxation, social movements, and governance.