The OECD defines the middle class as anyone earning between 75 per cent and 200 per cent of median household income after tax.
Canada's middle class
More than 80 per cent of middle-class families have experienced an increase in their federal income taxes.
The increased CPP tax alone translates into $1,624 more in taxes.
In the House of Commons on Tuesday, the prime minister admitted that many middle-class Canadians are now paying more taxes.
The government eliminated the children’s fitness tax credit, the education tax credit and more.
The government eliminated income-splitting for couples with young children.
Median income in Canada increased by 52 per cent from 1976 to 2011.
The purchasing power for the average Canadian wage-earner has increased dramatically since 1976.