The rate of small business startups in Canada has declined by almost 13 per cent since the early 2000s.
personal income tax rate
The top combined tax rate in Ontario is 53.53 per cent, the second highest combined rate in Canada and the United States.
At 53.53 per cent, Ontario has the second highest top combined marginal income tax rate in Canada and the United States.
Ottawa and many provincial governments have increased already uncompetitive personal income tax rates.
The taxman takes $17,800 in provincial taxes from the average Ontario family every year.
In seven provinces, the top personal income tax rate exceeds 50 per cent.
Both Saskatchewan and British Columbia now have lower corporate tax rates than Alberta.
Nine-in-10 Canadian families with children will pay, on average, $2,218 more per year.