Government run Socialism destroys the middle class, as we are seeing, but much of the electorate will still insist that more programs be established and 'the rich' pay more. What a losing argument that is!
Canada has roughly comparable federal income tax rates for lower-middle income persons...but generally much lower tax rates on higher income persons (this does not include provincial income taxes).
And federal capital gains rates are slightly higher for lower income but overall are comparable - however they are substantially lower at the higher end then U.S. Federal rates...especially on short term investments.
Canadian income tax rates for Individuals - current and previous years
Federal Income Tax Rates for the Year 2014
Capital gains tax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And, though Canada does have more 'socialized' healthcare, the average Canadian pays far less per capita. And Americans pay FAR MORE per capita then any other country in the world on health care (IMO, mostly due to the hodge lodge and competitively restrictive U.S. System which seems to be stuck between semi-government/private. Americans seem to get the worst of both worlds, unless they are rich/have 'Cadillac' insurance plans):
And in terms of the environment, Canadian Prime Minister Harper (who has been PM since 2006) has been very anti-environment...going 'backwards' seemingly every chance he gets.
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'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
I don't know what your point is. You basically just said I was wrong, but then repeated my exact points.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
It is a blended system, with public and private elements, lost a lot because of the brain drain while us doctors were making significantly more money...
Oh and seeing reality, that Kyoto and other protocols are not in the interest of a northern and sparsely populated country?
Even in a worst case of global warming, would just make canada more hospitable. Not going green to their own detriment.