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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tutftday, October 1, 1974 'Green taxation issued Doctors top list of well-heeled citizens By MICHAEL LAVOIE OTTAWA (CP) Middle- aged male doctors practising in the lakeside community of Oakville, Ont. are among Canada's most well-heeled citizens, says a newly- released tax analysis. A 231-page study of some 10 million individual income tax returns for 1872, issued today by the revenue department, again placed Oakville at the top of the list as the communi- ty with the highest average in- come in Canada. Oakville' residents earned an average of in 1972 compared with a national average of The analysis says doctors and lawyers .earned the highest average incomes in 1972. Men continued to earn substantially more than women and incomes peaked between age 40 and 44. The so-called "green book" on taxes, issued annually for the past 29 years, analyses Ca- nadian personal income tax returns by locality, oc: cupation, age, sex, marital status and tax status. The study shows a 13.6-per- cent increase in average indi- vidual incomes between 1971 and 1972. Revenue Minister Ron Basfbrd attributes part of the jump to changes in the definition of income. MISSISSAUGA SECOND Following Oakville in the high income category in 1972 were Mississauga, Ont., Sept-lies, Ot- tawa, and Sarnia, Ont., This contrasts with the five lowest in 100 selected communities: Sydney Glace Bay, N.S., Portage la Prairie, Man., Drum- mondville, Que., Gran- by, Que., and Saint- Jerome, Que., Doctors and surgeons form- ed the highest income group with average incomes of 195 followed by lawyers, 603 and dentists, Pensioners are at the bot- tom of the list with 1972 in- comes of along with fishermen, and self- employed entertainers and artists, Farmers reported average 1972 incomes of Teacher incomes were and federal employees, Highest average income, was reported by per- sons in the 40-44 age bracket. However men in this bracket earned an average of compared with an average of for women. Over-all average income for men was compared with for women. The study says the largest single group, were in the to tax bracket. A total of Canadians reported incomes of less than and 479 reported incomes of more than AGT Decorator Phone say nice things about you. And your room! Say hello on a perky candlestick phone. Be nostalgic and select a stylish cradlephone. Keep a chestphone tucked away until you make or take a call. Call AGT about colors and styles. Your own distinctive taste will tell you which to choose for your home decor. CANDLESTICK PHONES In red. white or black. Gold trim and fingerwheel. CHESTPHONES Walnut finish, black leather inserts with sculpted black handset; or simulated carved walnut with sculpted beige handset MEDITERRANEAN CRADLEPHONE Simulated hardwood base; black-and- gold handset; black dial panel and cord; gold fingerwheel. ANTIQUE WHITE CRADLEPHONE Simulated hardwood base. White dial panel and cord; white and gold handset: goid CANAD1ANA An oW-styfe Candle- stick phone with a truly Canadian identity. Go, Canada, go These grade one students in Winnipeg were among more than people who put their names on a telegram to Team Canada wishing them well in the final four games of their hockey series in Moscow. Milk River Human development encouraged Keeps fou ovcft