Harper was RIGHT! Canadians Spend More on Taxes than Housing, Food, and Clothing Combined, Says Report

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The Conservatives were right on taxes.

The solution to government’s spending problems is cutting down expenses, not raising taxes. Imposing new taxes on the people is not the solution. It’s the problem.

These observations are based on latest data from a truly eye-opening report by Fraser Institute which shows that an average Canadian family spends much more on taxes imposed by the government than it does on basic necessities including food, housing, and clothing combined.    

What the data says

“It is clear that taxes have become the most significant item in family budgets, and that taxes have grown more rapidly than any other single item,” says the report.

The report also presents data to back its claims. For instance, consider the comparison between the money spent on taxes and basic necessities by an average Canadian family in 2015. Last year, a Canadian household spent $30,293 on housing, food, and clothing combined. Compared to that, they paid $34,154 in total taxes—around $4,000 more than what they spent on basic necessities.

What it really means

Receiving these dismal statistics in the week in which we saw some of the worst examples of wasteful spending by Liberal ministers says a lot about the state of affairs in the country and the government’s approach to resolving the issues of public finance.

We have constantly heard boastful claims by the Liberal politicians that the economy is thriving. On surface, it sounds quite pleasant. At first glance, it seems all is well. But this is just another way to mask the truth.

Giving the economy a boost by imposing a new tax is easy. Cutting down wasteful expenditures bit by bit in a systematic fashion is hard. This report is an example that the taxpayer money is not only keeping the economy afloat, but it’s also funding the lavish lifestyle choices of Liberal politicians.

The Harper government was right, under the liberals everything would cost more.

It’s time now that this must come to a stop.

Delilah is 31 years old from Toronto Canada and has a conservative view on politics, she lives on the road following big names in politics, she has come upon us with many years writing experience, in her early years she has been all over Europe back-packing and had the "adventure of a lifetime" before settling down to write news on Canadian and World politics.


  1. At the end of 2010, an industry analyst estimated that there have been 19,700 payday mortgage stores working, down from an estimated 20,600 stores at the finish of 2009.

  2. Oh please…conservative view on politics is no way unbiased and therefore this article lacks credibility. And no, the Harper government was NOT right that under the liberals everything would cost more… Its called life. In order to keep services accessible to all Canadians, of course taxes must be increased as the cost of playing the international games increases. Harper wasn’t “clever” about it, he was actual naive about it… thinking that the status quo could be maintained without tax increases. There are plenty tax credits and incentives, not to mention accessible services made possible by these increased taxes.

    • You say we need to increase taxes but also use tax credit and incentives. Make up your mind. Do we need tax credits and incentives like the Cons say? Or tax increases like the kind say? You started off in the Liberals side, but quickly flipped back to the other side. Which do you want? More or less taxes?

  3. Ms. Perrault
    The cost of “life” in Canada includes taxation, -+60% of our gross income.
    We’re not free any longer. Most of our working time is spent to pay the government.

    Wake up

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