The Frontier Centre’s 2007 Local Government Performance Index produced a unique wealth of data describing the financial status of Canada’s 30 most populous municipal jurisdictions. The index is unique because it is Canada-wide. This Frontier Charticle presents the levels of taxation imposed collected divided by the number of households counted in each jurisdiction. To acknowledge the different revenue compositions stemming from the use of user fees, higher government grants, development charges, and revenue from subsidiaries, the proportion of total revenue taken from taxation is also included. From these two figures it is also possible to appreciate the level of total revenue consumed by each municipality, for example Laval has the highest proportion of revenue taken from taxation but also very high gross taxation, indicating high overall revenue.
Other observations include:
Data Source: 2005 City Financial Statements