Irresponsible spending and borrowing leads to tax increases today or in the future.
Motorists in Vancouver will see the gasoline tax increase by 1.5 cents per litre.
The average Canadian family will pay 43.6 per cent of its income in taxes.
Since 1961, the average Canadian family has seen their taxes increase 157.6 per cent.
In 2017, the average Canadian family with two or more people will pay $47,135 in total taxes.
Alberta now has the 16th highest top personal income tax rate in North America.
Once government spending surpasses 30 per cent of GDP, economic growth declines.