Canada: Spending More on Taxes than Basic Necessities

By Robert Robillard - 31 August 2015

This blogpost originally appeared on rbrt.ca.

According to the Fraser Institute:

“”Over the past five decades, the tax bill for the average Canadian family has ballooned, and now the amount of money going to taxes is greater than what’s spent on life’s basic necessities,” said Charles Lammam, director of fiscal studies at the Fraser Institute and co-author of the Canadian Consumer Tax Index, which tracks the total tax bill of the average Canadian family from 1961 to 2014.”

The Canadian Consumer Tax Index compiled by Charles Lammam, Milagros Palacios, and Feixue Ren are available here.

Robert Robillard, Ph.D., CPA, CGA, Adm.A., MBA, M.Sc. Econ., M.A.P.
Senior Partner, RBRT Inc.
514-742-8086; robertrobillard “at” rbrt.ca
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