From 1996 to 2014, Ottawa added 27 personal tax expenditures, for a total of 128.
In 1917, the Income Tax Act contained 3,999 words—by 2016, it ballooned to 1,029,042 words.
The Trudeau government eliminated a number of tax credits, thereby increasing income taxes for some Canadians.
Between 1971 and 2014, the federal Income Tax Act’s text area increased by 355 per cent.
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In the 12 years following 2001, there were almost two new tax expenditures per year.