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  • Canada was among a minority of western developed countries that didn't experience an increased tax burden on workers last year, a report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said Wednesday.

    "Canada is among the OECD countries with a relatively low tax and social security burden on labour income," said the report from the Paris-based social and economic policy think-tank.

    The burden of taxes and social-security charges paid by employers and employees "is lower than the OECD average for every family type (considered in the study) and the difference with the OECD average has widened over the past 11 years."