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July 17, 2013

Working families with children in Canada face high tax hurdles that could dissuade them from earning extra income, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Treading Water: The Impact of High METRs on Working Families in Canada,” authors Alexandre Laurin and Finn Poschmann find low-to- mid-income Canadians face taxes on incremental income generally higher than those faced by high-income families.


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.

Finn Poschmann

Finn Poschmann graduated in economics from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1986 and is President & CEO of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.

He was previously Vice President, Policy Analysis at the C.D. Howe Institute, where he held a variety of positions since January 1998.