Manitoba families have reached the point in the year when their income stops going to the provincial NDP government. June 11 was Tax Freedom Day in Manitoba, a day later than it arrived for the average Canadian household.
“Under the NDP government, Manitobans are paying more and getting less,” said Opposition Finance Critic Cameron Friesen. “The average family in Manitoba will pay $17,966 in total taxes to the province this year. Only in Newfoundland and Labrador will average families pay more to their provincial government.”
Overall taxes paid by the average family are increasing faster in Manitoba than in every other province except for Quebec. According to the Fraser Institute’s Tax Freedom Day study for 2015, the average Manitoba household’s total taxes paid this year are estimated at $43,618 -- 3.77 per cent more than in 2014. That’s the second-largest proportional increase in Canada.