That's almost 40 per cent more than the year before.
The Fraser Institute has argued recently that the federal government has failed to make a convincing case for Canada Pension Plan (CPP) expansion. But their viewpoint depends heavily on trying to determine how much income Canadians need to retire with dignity. So, do we really need an expanded CPP?
The study came just days after Donald Trump said Canadians go to the United States because of a "catastrophic'' Canadian system.
Manufacturing's decline has taken a toll.
By making it easier to navigate the tax rules and meet their obligations, Canadians will spend less time and less of their money on preparing their taxes, leaving more in their pockets. For Canadian businesses, productivity could improve as they spend less time, effort and capital dealing with tax compliance and red tape.
Are Canadians getting a solid bang for their 13 billion bucks?
The province is on track to post a record deficit.
"There are lies, damned lies and statistics" is the well-worn phrase, but nothing better sums up the recent Fraser Institute scare mongering about taxes being the single largest budget item of Canadian households -- as catchy as the headlines may be, it is alarmist spin. Such biased economic exercises raise a fundamental question: Just what indicators should we be using to keep score on Canada's economic performance?
Study editor Fred McMahon says the goal of the index is to measure the degree to which people are free to enjoy classic civil liberties.