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More than 70 per cent of Canadians feel the average family is over-taxed

Nearly half of Canadians feel they receive poor or very poor value from government services.

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Prices for basic necessities rose but tax bills grew faster

On an inflation-adjusted basis, the total tax bill for Canadian families has increased by more than 181 per cent since 1961.

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Families with modest incomes face high marginal tax rates

On average, the METR for modest-income families is 46 per cent compared to 43 per cent for the highest-income families.

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Family ‘income mobility’ data—a cup at least half full

More than 60 per cent moved out of the bottom and fewer than 60 per cent stayed at the top.

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The average Canadian family will pay 43.6 per cent of its income in taxes.