It's Official, Quebec Ranked #1 For Highest Taxes In All Of Canada

The province is getting screwed.
It's Official, Quebec Ranked #1 For Highest Taxes In All Of Canada

Everyone is always bragging about how affordable Montreal is. Rent, school, transportation; they all cost a lot less than they do in many other Canadian cities. 

But there's a price to pay for all these "discounts". Montreal is in Quebec after all, and Quebec pays more income tax than any other province in Canada. A lot more. 

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Even when you take into account the fact that each province has their own tax brackets, you can clearly see that even our lowest tax bracket is higher than some of the other provinces highest tax bracket. 

Quebec

Alberta

Northwest Territories

Manitoba

Prince Edward Island

Ontario

Yukon

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador;

Saskatchewan

British Columbia

Nova Scotia

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