Figure 12; Taxes as a Percentage of Wages - source: Statistic Canada

Owen Sound Taxpayers Pay a Greater Portion of Their Wages on Taxes
Figure 12 demonstrates more than anything else the impact of years of uncontrolled spending has had on life in Owen Sound.  We have the lowest wages with the highest taxes, and it is only getting worse because the population of wage earners is shrinking.

Owen Sound is one of the Highest Taxed,
yet, one of the Poorest Municipalities in Ontario