On an inflation-adjusted basis, the total tax bill for Canadian families has increased by more than 181 per cent since 1961.
The average Nova Scotia family will pay more than 44 per cent of their income on taxes this year.
The total federal/provincial government debt is due to increase by $86 billion in 2022/23.
The top 10 per cent of earners earned 30.6 per cent of all income in Canada but paid 38.1 per cent of all taxes.
To understand the extent of our tax burden, we must consider all taxes.
More than 55 per cent of all federal, provincial, and local taxes are paid by the top 20 per cent of income earning families.