Canadian families spend more on taxes than the basic necessities of life

While taxes help fund important government services, the issue is the amount that governments take compared to what we get in return

Canadian families spend more on taxes than the basic necessities of lifeBy Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. Aug. 29, 2016/ 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…

Do you know how much you pay for health care?

An average family of four pays $11,494 each year. For perspective, average wait times for treatment is 18.3 weeks

Do you know how much you pay for health care?By Bacchus Barua and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. Aug. 10, 2016/ Troy Media/ - An interesting quirk of Canada’s public health-care system is that no one really knows how much they pay for it. The constant reminders about health care consuming [popup url="https://www.fraserinstitute.org/sites/default/files/sustainability-of-health-care-spending-in-canada.pdf" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]40 per cent of provincial budgets[/popup] (on average)…

What middle class tax cut?

Trudeau government fails to deliver on its middle class tax cut promise

What middle class tax cut?By Charles Lammam Ben Eisen and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. July 13, 2016/ Troy Media/ - On the campaign trail, the Liberals promised to cut taxes for middle-class Canadians to [popup url="https://www.liberal.ca/realchange/justin-trudeau-on-fairness-for-the-middle-class/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]ensure[/popup] that “middle-class Canadians have money in their pockets to save, invest and grow the economy.” Once elected, the Liberals…

June 7 was Tax Freedom Day in Canada

But there was little reason to celebrate

By Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. June 10, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Hey Canada, June 7 was Tax Freedom Day. That means if you paid your taxes up front, you’d give government every dollar you earned before Tax Freedom Day. From that day onward, you’re finally working for yourself and…

Health-care spending increases point to unsustainable future

Provincial governments need to start re-examining how their health-care dollars are spent or implementing meaningful health-care reform now

Health-care spending increases point to unsustainable futureBy Bacchus Barua and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. June 2, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Health care is the single largest budget item for every provincial government in Canada. Increases in spending on health care can therefore have a significant impact on resources available for other government programs (such as education and social…

To limit its debt, Alberta must restrain its spending

The spending choices it makes will have a substantial effect on how much debt is passed along to future Albertans

To limit its debt, Alberta must restrain its spendingBy Steve Lafleur Ben Eisen and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. April 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ - This year, Alberta’s government will return to a net financial debt position for the first time since 1999/2000. It remains an open question, however, exactly how much debt Alberta will accumulate. Public attention has focused on…

Budget 2016 reveals decision-making preferences of new Liberal government

Trudeau's first budget fails to make the hard choices necessary to pay for services

Budget 2016 reveals decision-making preferences of new Liberal governmentBy Charles Lammam and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C./ March 23, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The difference between campaigning and governing is that the latter means making difficult decisions. The new Liberal government's first budget shows that they are not yet prepared to make those trade-offs. Much of the new budget shows an…

Fiscal storm brewing in Newfoundland & Labrador

The seriousness of Newfoundland & Labrador’s fiscal problems demand bold and decisive action

Fiscal storm brewing in Newfoundland & Labrador//  newfoundland [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/02/fiscal-storm-brewing-in-newfoundland-labrador/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/eye-on-newfoundland/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Newfoundland and Labrador[/popup]   [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] By Charles Lammam Ben Eisen and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. Feb 12, 2016/ Troy Media/ - On the easternmost part of the country, a fiscal…

The cost of government debt addiction in Canada

Interest payments on the debt leave less money to spend on health care, education and social services

The cost of government debt addiction in Canada// [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/the-cost-of-government-debt-addiction-in-canada/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on government debt [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] TORONTO, OTTAWA, WINDSOR, WINNIPEG, CALGARY, EDMONTON, VANCOUVER OUT By Charles Lammam Ben Eisen and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. Jan 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ - As a new year begins and Canadian governments prepare…

Deficits in good times lead to trouble in bad times

Trudeau government has rejected the successful policies of the Chretien government in exchange for deficit-financed spending and higher taxes

Deficits in good times lead to trouble in bad timesDownload this column on deficits and the Trudeau government Terms and Conditions of use TORONTO, OTTAWA, WINDSOR, LONDON, WINNIPEG, CALGARY, EDMONTON OUT By Jason Clemens Niels Veldhuis and Milagros Palacios The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. Dec 10, 2015/ Troy Media/ - While the Liberals campaigned on a marked increase in federal spending financed by deficits, Canadians…
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