High marginal tax rates discourage productive economic activities such as work, savings, investment and entrepreneurship.
Government Spending & Taxes
The average Canadian family will pay 43.6 per cent of its income in taxes.
More than 80 per cent of middle-class families have experienced an increase in their federal income taxes.
Employment growth has been lopsided, with the GTA and adjacent areas reaping most of the benefits.
Tax policy is the most efficient way to incentivize high-growth entrepreneurship and access to finance.
Demographics and Entrepreneurship blog series: Spurring entrepreneurship through capital gains tax reform
Capital gains taxes reduce the return entrepreneurs and investors receive when selling a new technology or business.
When taxes on investment returns are very high, the negative consequences, compounded over time, can be dramatic.
Pipeline expansion project may generate $50 billion in government revenue over 20 years.
The theoretical or “ideal” carbon-pricing system has never been implemented.
Kinder Morgan stopped all “non-essential spending” on the $7.4 billion project due to regulatory, legal and political barriers.
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