Brian Lilley: The rich already pay their fair share of income tax in Canada

“I’ve written before about the issue of whether the rich pay their fair share of tax. Using data from the past on tax brackets and who paid what, I showed that prior to a whole range of tax cuts since 2005, the “rich” were already paying most of the taxes in Canada. The tax cuts that have come in since then have primarily been aimed at the lower end of the income spectrum – cutting the lowest tax rate but not touching the upper rates.

That hasn’t stopped Canada’s left from braying on about how the rich don’t pay their fair share.”