The average Canadian family spends nearly twice as much on taxes than on housing.
income tax rates
The NDP has been the most transparent by clearly stating it would introduce a host of tax hikes.
The top 20 per cent pays nearly two-thirds of all federal and provincial income taxes.
Indexation is currently applied to the personal income tax system federally and in most provinces.
The government offset the benefits of the lower tax rate by eliminating tax credits.
Canada has the seventh-highest top combined personal income tax rate in the OECD.