property taxes

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Despite residential hike, Vancouver businesses still disproportionately shoulder property tax burden
In 2019, businesses paid a 0.427 per cent property tax compared to 0.134 per cent for homeowners.

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Montreal retail woes underscore need for property tax reform

Approximately 15 per cent of Montreal's street-level retail spaces are vacant.


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Property tax imbalance erodes political accountability, discourages business investment

The growth of capital investment in Canada slowed substantially from 2005 to 2018 compared to earlier periods.


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Property taxes hurting businesses—and communities—in the GTHA

In the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, commercial property tax rates were 2.2 times higher (on average) than residential rates.


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After three years of squeezing demand, governments should target housing supply

The laws of supply and demand apply to housing, like any other good.


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Burnaby relies heavily on industrial property taxes

At 44.9 per cent, Burnaby’s heavy industry tax rates were more than 22 times higher than its residential tax rates.


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In a recent study, we tracked the total tax bill of the average Canadian family from 1961 to 2015.