Atlantic Canada Prosperity
Residents in the region pay some of the highest tax rates on personal income, goods and services.
Among nine P.E.I. premiers since 1965, Premier King has overseen the third-highest average annual increase in per-person spending.
In all four Atlantic provinces, workers at the national average income level must earn more than $152 to boost their after-tax income by $100.
Between 2010 and 2020, the percentage of tax filers giving to charity decreased by 24.7 per cent in Nova Scotia.
Government spending in Nova Scotia encompassed 60.2 per cent of the economy.
The province's private-sector investment per worker was $11,300—the lowest level in Canada and 47 per cent below the national average.
The province's spending is projected to increase by $664 million over the next three years.
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