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The study challenges the Fraser Institute's assertion that Canadians pay upwards of 40 per cent of their income in taxes.
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The share of Canadians living in poverty also increased.
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"Are you giving a speech or asking a question?"
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The former White House adviser said divisive forces can take root here.
There are 719,000 seniors living in poverty in Canada, study says.
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These people are dropping everything, EVERYTHING to vote.
Last year, the institute released a similar survey looking at tax data from same 10 right-leaning charities between 2011 to 2013 and cross-referenced that with publicly information on their activities during those years
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