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Ontario’s New Tax on Beer

Ontario The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the province to stop plans to impose a new tax that will see the price of beer rise in Ontario. At a Thursday afternoon news conference, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the province would be imposing a new tax that will apply to all beer sold in the province. The Beer Store will be allowed to pass this cost on to consumers starting in 2017.

Now is the time for beer equality

Saskatchewan The Saskatchewan forces public stores and private venders to sell warm beer

Time To End Taxpayer-Funded Partisan Ads

Federal If you’ve watched any TV lately, you may have seen some Government of Canada ads. Perhaps you’ve seen the one warning of the dangers of smoking marijuana, promoting the government’s “Economic Action Plan,” or explaining recently announced tax cuts and credits. These ads are all paid for with your tax dollars.

Put this radio ad on the air!

Federal Bill C-518 is a private members bill that would revoke the taxpayer-funded pension from politicians who are convicted of serious crimes against taxpayers, like theft, fraud and breach of trust.
Petitions

ON: Axe the Travel Tax

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

AB: Reverse the Tax Hikes

Alberta
Albertans pay enough taxes already don’t need to be paying for a new health levy, higher income taxes, insurance taxes, gas taxes, liquor taxes or any of the other taxes and fees raised in 2015. Sign the petition

Federal: I Stand with Irv

Irvin Leroux lost everything fighting the CRA over the past 18 years – but he delivered an important victory for taxpayers: a ruling saying CRA owes all of us a “duty of care” when dealing with our tax issues. Sign the petition

ON: No Carbon 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

Federal: No Pensions for Politicians Who Steal

Federal
When an MP or a Senator is convicted of stealing money and abusing the trust of taxpayers while they are sitting in the Parliament of Canada, they should forfeit their right to collect a gold-plated Parliamentary Pension. 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: Reverse PST Hike

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
Since 2008-09, the federal government has run five successive deficit budgets, adding more than $150 billion to our federal debt. 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

MB: Eliminate bracket creep

Manitoba
Manitoba is one of the few jurisdictions in Canada that unfairly taxes citizens through a back door form of taxation known as bracket creep. Sign the petition

SK: Debt Free Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan
From 2012 to 2017 the Saskatchewan government plans to repay a mere $400 million of provincial debt. Sign the petition

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MB: MLA Pension Plan Worth a Look

MB: MLA Pension Plan Worth a LookAs far as I can tell, the government doesn’t release any details as to how much the pension plan for provincial MLAs is costing taxpayers each year and what its liabilities are in the future...that needs to change. Read More

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What happened in the 2015 Alberta Budget?

Acting Alberta Director Scott Hennig gives the 2015 Alberta budget a grade of D. There were numerous tax increases, but with per capita spending in Alberta 11% higher than British Columbia, why were there were no spending cuts?
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Alberta Budget: Why were there no spending cuts?

With Alberta spending 11% higher per capita than British Columbia, Acting Alberta Director Scott Hennig asks why there were no spending cuts in the 2015 budget?
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Numerous tax increases in 2015 Alberta Budget

Acting Alberta Director Scott Hennig comments on the major tax increases and the lack of spending cuts in the Alberta budget.
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CTF Awards TransLink Lifetime Achievement Teddy

At its 17th Annual Teddy Awards held in Ottawa on March 4, 2015, the CTF honored B.C.s TransLink with a Lifetime Achievement Teddy for going above and beyond the call of duty in wasting provincial tax dollars.
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2015 Teddy Waste Awards

On March 4, 2015 the Canadian Taxpayers Federation held their 17th annual Teddy Waste Awards in Ottawa honoring the best of the worst of government waste.
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BC's TransLink vote: That one man is the CTF's Jordan Bateman

Who is that one unamed man -- opposing an army of bureaucrats and politicians, heavily funded with your tax dollars, demanding new tax revenues to fund TransLink -- CTF BC Director Jordan Bateman.
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How many CEOs does BC's TranLink need?

Under fire for growing concerns of mismanagement at TranLink, they fire their CEO, but keep him on as a consultant. BC Director Jordan Bateman comments on the absurdity of having two CEOs on the payroll. He also wonders why BC's TransLink CEO is paid more than similar transit CEOs across North America.
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CTF urges Alberta Premier Jim Prentice to be like Ralph

With dropping oil revenues, the CTF is urging Prentice to cut expenses just like former Premier Ralph Klein did when he paid off off Alberta's debt. Director Colin Craig said comparing Alberta's per capita spending of $10,754 with British Columbia's $8,857 shows Alberta has lots of room for cuts. Go to belikeralph.ca.
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The case against BC's TransLink tax

Jordan Bateman makes the case against the TransLink tax.
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Why do BC's TransLink employees receive a 50% pay bonus for working Sundays?

TransLink staff get 50% bonuses for working on Sundays – not because of overtime, but because of their contract.
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Why is BC's TransLink not collecting fares?

While TransLink cries poverty, its bus drivers pressed the “fare not paid” button 2.7 million times in 2013.
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How much will BC's proposed TransLink tax cost you?

How much will BC's proposed TransLink tax cost you?
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Why do TransLink Executives have car allowances?

While TransLink tells people in British Columbia's lower mainland they should be using public transport, it is not giving its own executives the same message. In fact, TransLink is paying them to use their own cars.
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Why are BC municipalities paying such high salaries to their employees?

In a 20 minute interview (in English), BC director Jordan Bateman delves into the excessive salaries that BC cities are paying their employees. Jordan explains why it is happening and what can be done to stop it.
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More problems with MP expenses

CTF Federal director Gregory Thomas comments on the RCMP investigation of expense claims of former NDP MP Manon Perreault. He said posting MP expenses online would eliminate may of these problems.
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