The Brass Tax

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Every June, the Fraser Institute proclaims a "Tax Freedom Day" to make the misleading claim that Canadians face an ever growing tax burden. The Brass Tax investigates this claim, and finds that the average tax rate is only about half what the Fraser Institute claims. The report demonstrates that far from overtaxing, Canada's ratio of tax revenue to GDP is in fact lower than that of most OECD countries. By using more accurate statistical methods, The Brass Tax challenges the myth of overtaxation that undervalues public services and undermines our ability to invest in programs that are key to the well-being of all Canadians.


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Download The Brass Tax: Busting myths about overtaxed Canadians