The folks back in Oregon would REALLY get physically ill if they knew they paid about the same in taxes as in BC and got so much less back! In Alberta, people pay less in taxes by far, have much higher average incomes and get more for their tax dollars.
I’ve done over 150 business plans in Canadian provinces — pretty much every province except Nunavut and Northwest Territories -even all the Maritimes. This is why I was/am for Bernie Sanders. We pay plenty here in the US and get much less “back” — it’s all going to the ultra-greedy, ultra-wealthy worldwide.