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August 22, 2019

Low-income Canadian families with children encounter high “all-inclusive” tax rates that could discourage parents from working more or entering the workforce, argues a new C.D. Howe Institute report.

In “The Paycheck Blues: Why Extra Work is often Not Worth the Effort for Lower-income Families,” author Alexandre Laurin finds that parents with children may lose a significant chunk of their take-home pay through taxes and reduced fiscal benefits.

Alexandre Laurin

Alexandre Laurin joined the C.D. Howe Institute in 2008 and became Director of Research in 2014. From 1999 to 2008, Mr. Laurin worked for the Parliamentary Information and Research Service where he provided reports, analysis and policy advice to Members of the House of Commons and the Senate and to parliamentary committees on a non-partisan and confidential basis.