This is from Canada.com.
I find tax freedom day a bit of ideological lunacy. As of a certain date we are free to use our money for useful purposes such as buying lottery tickets or getting drunk or whatever. Prior to that our money was going to build roads, hospitals, and schools and useless things the government does for us. Of course this is a bit of ideological playing around I know but it has more sense than tax freedom day. Some of what we freely spend money on is not helpful to us and much the government spends through our taxes is useful to us. Of course sometimes the government wastes our money but so do we.
We need also a freedom from car payments day, freedom from mortgage payments day and so on. We also need freedom from Fraser Institute ideological claptrap day but that day will never come. They operate 365 days a year funded mostly by your ideologically independent big corporations however since they are supposedly an independent research organisation y0u can get tax benefits if you donate to them. To be fair some of their research is useful but then so is research by Monsanto.
Sask. not the most tax-friendly province, says think tank
Angela Hall, Leader-PostPublished: Friday, June 13, 2008
REGINA -- Saskatchewan residents will be working for themselves -- not the tax man -- as of next Friday, a six-day improvement from 2007 but still later than many Canadians, according to a conservative think tank.
The Fraser Institute calculates "tax freedom day" each year, describing it as the calendar date when a family would have earned enough to pay off various taxes levied by municipal, provincial and federal governments.
National tax freedom day falls on Saturday's date, June 14, but Saskatchewan residents won't be celebrating until June 20, the second latest date among provinces, said the institute's director of fiscal studies Niels Veldhuis.