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Taxpayers and businesses spent up to $25 billion in 2011 to comply with Canadian tax code


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Taxpayers and businesses spent up to $25 billion in 2011 to comply with Canadian tax code

It cost Canadians between $19.2 billion and $24.8 billion to prepare, file, and remit payment for personal income taxes, property taxes, and business taxes in 2011, finds a new report from the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.


By Fraser Institute, Canada,


Health Policy Resource.

Government employees in Canada earn 12 per cent more, on average, than equivalent private-sector workers


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Government employees in Canada earn 12 per cent more, on average, than equivalent private-sector workers

Public-sector workers at the federal, provincial, and municipal level across Canada earned wages 12.0 per cent higher, on average, than their private-sector counterparts in 2011, reveals a new report from the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian think-tank.


By Fraser Institute, Canada,


Health Policy Resource.

Mr. Flaherty, time to balance the budget


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Mr. Flaherty, time to balance the budget

While some economists take great satisfaction when their forecasts come true, we are not in that camp. Fraser Institute economists have, for the past several years, warned that the federal government’s plan to balance the budget has been based on risky projections, optimistic forecasts of revenue growth (averaging 5.6% per year), and unrealistic plans for spending restraint (average increases of j


By Fraser Institute, Canada,


Health Policy Resource.