Since 1999, all Canadian jurisdictions have experienced declining tax loads. The most dramatic reductions have been in B.C. and Alberta, followed by Saskatchewan. Manitoba’s reductions have been the least aggressive in the region, and have declined by only a third of B.C.’s reductions and by less than half of Alberta’s.
The Tax Load Index offers a simple measure of tax competitiveness across western Canada and adjacent jurisdictions, including Ontario and four American border states, North Dakota and Minnesota, Montana and Washington.