Quebecers not the most heavily taxed?
Some number crunching shows it may not be true that Quebecers are the most heavily taxed people anywhere.
La Presse has obtained a study by an institute specializing in socio-economic research, l'Institut de recherche et d'informations socioeconomiques. It compared the tax burden in Quebec with those in the rest of Canada and in a dozen developed nations.
The numbers show that half of all Quebecers are carrying a tax burden equal to or lighter than what is seen in other provinces and in the U.S.
In one particular category - that of a family of four with the province's average income of 42-thousand dollars a year - the tax burden is basically zero, compared with nine-percent in the rest of Canada and ten percent in the U.S.