Buy food, or pay your taxes?

Pop quiz — what’s your family’s largest expense?

Many Canadians might say housing or perhaps food.

But in reality, taxes consume more of the average Canadian family’s household income than anything else.

When we say taxes, we don’t just mean income taxes.

We’re talking about all the taxes you pay to all levels of all governments.

  • DMB

    Canada’s “champions’ of socialism will likely devise a third option for Canadians who can’t afford to do either.

  • Oracle9

    And the question facing both myself and many other Canadians, with no exaggeration, in anticipation of Butt’s heavy new tax burden called “carbon pricing”, is to choose between heating my home or eating.

  • FactsWillOut

    How else are we going to pay all the cops to roam the countryside, lakes and wildernesses to ensure that no-one enjoys a beer while boating or snowmobiling?

  • DMB
    • Alain

      French is my first language but I would not move to Quebec for all the money in the world. No, thank you.

      • Justin St.Denis

        I learned (late) to speak French fluently. I would never voluntarily choose to live in Quebec. However, I also note that there are other provinces where I would never voluntarily take up residence. In other words, given Canadian provinces’ propensity for making themselves unliveable, I’m glad I have US citizenship, too. 😉

  • Alain

    Few Canadians are aware of how much they actually pay in taxes, since many taxes are hidden. One example of this is fuel at the pump, but there are many, many other examples. Of course there is a reason for why taxes are kept hidden as much as possible. If the working and tax paying person figured out the full extent of what is happening, people just might revolt against the ones fleecing them. That is why they have the mistaken idea that housing or food is their biggest expense.

  • Exile1981

    I’m likely paying over 50% by the time i pay all the little hidden taxes.