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Lessons from Australia - Carbon Tax Failure

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Spending can't go up when revenues go down

Saskatchewan Saskatchewan’s operational deficit is now more than a billion dollars, according to the province’s mid-year fiscal update. Diving that deeply into debt is a serious threat to the province’s financial health. It’s time to make tough decisions.

To Alberta, from Quebec: Don’t copy our failed government daycare plan

Alberta, Quebec The Alberta government announced on Tuesday that it is inching forward with its plan for $25-per-day daycare. As it turns out, Quebec has already tried this policy, and in practice, it was wrought with problems.

First Nations Activist Launches Court Application Demanding Transparency

Federal Taxpayers Federation co-applicants in inaugural citizen-initiated First Nations Financial Transparency Act application
Petitions

Federal: No Federal Carbon Tax

Federal
Your government’s plan to impose a “pan-Canadian carbon framework” – a carbon tax - on any province that refuses to do so itself will be an unfair hit to Canadian families, businesses and rural communities. Sign the petition

BC: Cut Vancouver housing taxes

British Columbia
Housing costs in the Lower Mainland are out of control. But more taxes are not the answer. Instead, you need to cut back the 37% of housing costs that go to government. Sign the petition

AB: Bring Alberta Spending Down to BC Levels

Alberta
Alberta’s government now spends $6.5 billion per year more than the government of British Columbia. Yet, BC still delivers expansive social programs and services to its residents. Sign the petition

ON: Reverse the Beer Tax Hike

Ontario
Beer in Ontario is already heavily taxed, and Kathleen Wynne’s plan to hike the tax by another $1 on a case of 24 will make beer even more expensive. Sign the petition

ON: Axe the Travel Tax

Ontario
Flying is one of the most heavily taxed activities in Canada. Sign the petition

ON: No Cap & Trade Tax in Ontario!

Ontario
Ontarians already pay some of the highest hydro prices in North America, and our energy rates continue to rise every year. Sign the petition

AB: No Tax Dollars for Pro Sports Arenas

Alberta
Calgarians support their hockey team and arena voluntarily through ticket sales and concessions, not through taxes. The City of Calgary can support the construction of a new arena in many ways without asking taxpayers to open their wallets. Sign the petition

NB: Stop the New Brunswick Debt Clock

Atlantic
New Brunswick taxpayers have seen almost every tax and fee raised in an effort to balance the budget, yet the government is still spending hundreds of millions more than they are bringing in. Sign the petition

Federal: National Referendum on Abolishing the Senate

Federal
The Canadian Senate is neither elected nor accountable to Canadians. For nearly 20 years, politicians have dragged their feet on Senate reform. Sign the petition

Federal: Put Parliament's Expense Receipts Online

Federal
MPs and Senators should be transparent and accountable to taxpayers with how they spend taxpayers' money. Sign the petition

MB: Cut the PST

Manitoba
Petition to stop the Manitoba government from raising the PST. Sign the petition

Federal: Lower Gas Taxes & Dedicate Them to Roads

Federal
Require the federal government by law to continue dedicating all gas and diesel taxes to roads. Sign the petition

Federal: Balance the Federal Budget

Federal
The federal government has run deficits in 37 of the last 50 years, which has resulted in a federal debt of over $162 billion. This debt costs Canadians $26 billion dollars per year in interest payments alone. Sign the petition

Federal: Stop Bailing Out Government Employee Pension Plans

Federal, Saskatchewan
Taxpayers can't afford to keep paying billions of dollars each year to bailout government employee pension plans. Sign the petition

NS: Balance the Nova Scotia Budget

Atlantic
We the undersigned, demand the Nova Scotia government honor its commitment to balance the budget in 2013-14 Sign the petition

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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/band-member-takes-onion-lake-cree-nation-to-court

Band member takes Onion Lake Cree Nation to court

Onion Lake Cree Nation Band member Charmaine Stick is taking her band's chief and council to court to force them to release the band's financial statements.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/charmaine-stick-challenges-onion-lake-cree-nation-in-court

Charmaine Stick Challenges Onion Lake Cree Nation in court

With the help of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Onion Lake Cree Nation member is taking her band's leadership to court to force them to release the band's financial documents.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/onion-lake-cree-nation-facing-court-challenge

Onion Lake Cree Nation facing court challenge

When the chief and council of Onion Lake Cree Nation refused to release the band's financial documents, with the help of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation band member Charmaine Stick decided to take them to court.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/taking-onion-lake-cree-nation-to-court-over-transparency

Taking Onion Lake Cree Nation to court over transparency

As a member of the Onion Lake Cree Nation, Charmaine Stick asked the chief and council to release the band's financial documents. When they refused, Charmaine, with the help of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, decided to take the band to court to force them to release the information.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-debt-clock-rolls-into-kingston

CTF Debt Clock rolls into Kingston

As part of a Debt Clock tour put on by the CTF's youth wing -- Generation Screwed. The Debt Clock rolled into Kingston, Ontario for a visit to Queen's University.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/generation-screwed-debt-clock-tour

Generation Screwed Debt Clock Tour

Generation Screwed, the youth wing of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, recently took the Debt Clock on a tour of university campuses. The goal was to let students know that their generation will ultimately be responsible for the debt governments are wracking up today.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ontario-wine-taxes-go-up-again

Ontario wine taxes go up again

Did you know that 65.5% of the price of a bottle of wine produced in Ontario is tax and for imported wine it's 71.5%? Those taxes increased today to 67.5% and 73.5% respectively and more tax increases are on the way.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-awards-irv-leroux-taxfighter-of-year-award

CTF awards Irv Leroux TaxFighter of Year Award

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation awarded BC resident Irv Leroux its TaxFighter of the Year Award at a ceremony this past May. In his decade-long battle with the Canada Revenue Agency over its wrongful tax claim, the courts ruled the CRA owed a Duty of Care to Canadians. The precedent set in this court case -- that the Canadian Taxpayers Federation helped fund -- is already being used in other legal disputes with the federal tax collection agency.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/40--gas-taxes-in-quebec

40% gas taxes in Quebec

At a Montreal news conference CTF Quebec director Carl Vallée breakdowns the high gas taxes paid by people in Quebec as part of the CTF's annual Gas Tax Honesty Day. Taxes work out to about 40% of the price of a litre of gasoline. As part of this, he says each year the average driver pays about $100 in taxes on taxes.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/la-promesse-de-l-Équilibre

LA PROMESSE DE L’ÉQUILIBRE

Maxime Bernier s’engage à rétablir l’équilibre budgétaire dans les 24 mois suivant son élection. Il est le premier à signer le serment pour la protection des générations futures du groupe Générations trompées.
http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/-anti-oppression--training,-bureaucracy,-holds-up-student-clubs

'Anti-oppression' training, bureaucracy, holds up student clubs

If students at the University of Guelph want to start, say, a chess club, they first have to take "anti-oppression" training that includes learning about ableism, saneism, classism and other ideas.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-works-to-ensure-a-pst-cut-is-a-top-election-issue-in-manitoba

CTF works to ensure a PST cut is a top election issue in Manitoba

The CTF unleashes its mascot, Fibber, to push for a cut in the Provincial Sales Tax during the Manitoba provincial election.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-pushes-for-pst-cut-during-manitoba-election

CTF pushes for PST cut during Manitoba election

With Manitoba in the throes of a provincial election, the CTF wants to ensure a cut in the PST tops the agenda for every political party.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-says-alberta-teachers-should-have-salaries-cut-by-10-

CTF says Alberta teachers should have salaries cut by 10%

Alberta teachers are the highest paid teachers in Canada and with layoffs and salary reductions in the Alberta private sector due to collapsing oil prices, the CTF says Alberta teachers should have their salaries reduced by 10%. CTF Alberta Director Paige MacPherson faces off with Jonathan Teghtmeyer of the Alberta Teachers Association.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/2016-teddy-waste-awards

2016 Teddy Waste Awards

On February 24, 2016 the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) held the 18th annual Teddy Waste Awards in Ottawa honouring the best of the worst of government waste.
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