The average family spends about half as much on housing as on taxes.
More than 50 per cent of our tax dollars finance generous pay for government employees.
Once government spending surpasses 30 per cent of GDP, economic growth declines.
The average Canadian family paid $34,154 in total taxes last year.
If you asked average Canadian families what their largest expense is, many would probably say housing. And you can’t blame them. Mortgage and rental payments are a painful monthly reminder of how much we pay for this basic necessity.