Title:The power of taxes: the case for investing in Canadians.
Author(s):Dale, Stephen|split|Hennessy, Trish
Publisher:Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2010

What do you think of when you hear the word “taxes”?
Hospitals you can turn to in the middle of the night if you or your children get sick?
The $10,000 having a baby could cost if you lived in the U.S. and didn’t have health insurance?
An education system that allows even the children of poor families to become doctors, teachers, or engineers?
Government inspectors who make sure highway overpasses are repaired before they fall down, that meat packing plants don’t poison their customers, that a city’s water is safe to drink?
Public pensions that help alleviate poverty among seniors?
These things that made Canada a great place to live are supported by Canadians, and have been for generations, through tax contributions that provide our governments with the revenue they need to invest in the public services that matter.

 Material Type:Report

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