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Tax Reform: 4 case studies 

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Steven Burns Market value of home: $443,700
Current city and provincial property tax: $5,409
City and provincial tax under “tax reform”: $3,112

When Burns, a retired Dalhousie philosophy professor, learned he was going to save $2,297 a year through “tax reform,” he was incensed, and asked to be included in this article. “If you have a higher income, you should pay more income tax. If you have more valuable property, you should pay more property tax,” he says plainly. “It's just the right thing to do. I don’t like this [proposal] at all.”

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