On an inflation-adjusted basis, the total tax bill for Canadian families has increased by more than 181 per cent since 1961.
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The average Canadian family spends nearly twice as much on taxes than on housing.
The top 10 per cent of earners earned 30.6 per cent of all income in Canada but paid 38.1 per cent of all taxes.
A recent poll reported that the cost of living is one of the biggest worries for Canadians.
The average family spends about half as much on housing as on taxes.