The Fraser Institite

Canadian Families Spend More on Taxes Than The Basic Necessities of Life

August 29, 2016 - 5:08pm

VANCOUVER / Troy Media - What's your family's largest expense?

Canadians might say housing or food.

But in reality, taxes consume more of the average Canadian family's household income than anything else.

When we say taxes, we're talking about all the taxes you pay to all levels of government. This includes visible and hidden taxes: income taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, health taxes, fuel taxes, vehicle taxes, import taxes, alcohol taxes and much more.

Return on CPP contributions still meagre after expansion

July 21, 2016 - 9:11am

Younger Canadians especially will continue to receive a meagre return

By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre, The Fraser Institute

VANCOUVER, B.C. / Troy Media/ - The expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP),announced in June by Canada's federal and provincial finance ministers, has sparked important questions about what the changes will mean for individual Canadians. And rightfully so given that the CPP is one of the key pillars of our country's retirement system.

By: The Fraser Institute