How about this as a governing philosophy: You pay for what you get

Photo: Anthony Moretti, 3June 2016

You like it?

Well, then the Atlantic suggests you need to move to

It’s really quite simple: When Canadian governments need more money, they raise taxes. Canadians are not thrilled when this happens. But as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. put it, taxes are the price paid “for civilized society.” And one of the reasons Canada strikes many visitors as civilized is that the rules of arithmetic generally are understood and respected on both sides of the political spectrum.

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