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Chief and Council Salaries Now Online!

Federal After years of advocacy work to get Ottawa to change a law and begin posting chief and council salaries online, the first documents are now posted! A great day for accountability!

Ottawa’s Bloated $263 Million Spin Doctor Bureaucracy

Federal The federal government’s roster of media spin doctors seem to be holding up well in the face of the Harper government’s campaign to eliminate 19,000 positions from the public service, according to figures obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) under the Access to Information Act.

Thumbs Up On Social Housing Change

Manitoba The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) praised the provincial government today for addressing a problem raised by the CTF last fall – high income earners living in social housing and taking up space meant for low income people.

Sign our Petition calling for the revoking of pensions for convicted MPs & Senators!

Federal MPs and Senators should not collect their Parliamentary pension if convicted of defrauding taxpayers. SIGN OUR PETITION!
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BC: Rebate Our School Taxes!

British Columbia
We, the undersigned, request the B.C. government rebate all citizens of the province with the savings incurred by the ongoing labour dispute with the BC Teachers’ Federation. 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

AB: No Tax Hikes!

Alberta
In August 2011 Premier Redford committed in writing, if elected, her government would balance the budget by 2013 without raising taxes. 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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A Chance for PC Leadership Candidates to Show Leadership

A Chance for PC Leadership Candidates to Show LeadershipToday’s revelations from a leaked Auditor General’s report showing that passenger manifests for private government jets were manipulated to I order to allow former premier Alison Redford to fly solo are damming in the extreme. The report seems to raise the very real spector of that criminal charges could be laid. Read More

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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-continues-call-to-have-senator-and-mp-expenses-posted-online

CTF continues push to have Senator and MP expenses posted online

CTF Federal Director comments on charges being laid against Senator Mike Duffy. He again calls for all expenses of MPs and Senators to be posted online.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/-263-million-spent-on-federal-spin-doctors--french-

$263 million spent on federal spin doctors (French)

French: CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas comments on information the CTF received via Access to Information showing the federal government is spending $263 million on spin doctors.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/more-translink-woes

More TransLink Woes

TransLink is having major problems keeping its system operational. Instead of spending money to improve the system, BC Director Jordan Bateman says TransLink is spending money on bonuses and artwork.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/korean-report-on-world-taxpayers-conference

Korean report on World Taxpayers Conference

This is a report on the World Taxpayers Conference by a Korean media outlet: ytn.co.kr. The conference is put on by the World Taxpayers Associations. This year's conference, held in Vancouver May 29-31, was hosted by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. There were representatives from 45 organizations from 21 countries in attendance.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/2014-gas-tax-honesty-day

2014 Gas Tax Honesty Day

Each year, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation holds its Gas Tax Honesty Day event just before the long weekend in May exposing the excessive taxes on gas. Prairie Director Colin Craig at the Regina new conference held in front MP Ralph Goodale's offices.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/champlain-bridge-should-be-paid-for-by-quebec-and-montreal

Champlain Bridge should be paid for by Quebec and Montreal

CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas says the Federal government should pull out of the construction of the Champlain Bridge in Montreal as it is the responsibility of Quebec and the City of Montreal.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-opposes-federal-funding-of-champlain-bridge-in-montreal

CTF opposes federal funding of Champlain Bridge in Montreal

CTF Federal Director says the funding of the Champlain Bridge in Montreal should fall on the province of Quebec and City of Montreal, not the taxpayers of Canada.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/victory--b.c.-mlas-to-post-expense-receipts

VICTORY! B.C. MLAs to Post Expense Receipts

We did it! On May 6, 2014, B.C. MLAs voted to post their expense receipts so that we taxpayers can finally see where our money is going. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has pushed for this for years, and we are thrilled MLAs finally got our message -- thanks in no small part to the thousands of you who signed our petition, and the hundreds who sent emails to MLAs calling for this.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-answers-media-questions-on-its-proposed-senate-referendum

CTF answers media questions on its proposed Senate referendum

Federal Director Gregory Thomas answering media questions in a scrum on Parliament Hill.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/strip-saskatchewan-mlas-of-their-pension-if-convicted-of-a-crime

Strip Saskatchewan MLAs of their pension if convicted of a crime

Prairie Director Colin Craig says legislation should be passed stripping MLAs and bureaucrats of the government portion of their pension if they are convicted of criminal acts.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/mike-duffy-and-the-future-of-the-senate

Mike Duffy and the future of the Senate

CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas is interviewed by the Fifth Estate as part of its program on the Mike Duffy expense scandal and its impact on the Senate and Conservative government.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/2014-teddy-awards

2014 Teddy Awards

The CTF hands out its 2014 Teddy Awards honoring the best of the worst of government waste.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/fat-tax-for-manitoba-

Fat tax for Manitoba?

CTF Prairie Director Colin Craig releases documents obtained through Freedom to Information showing the Manitoba government has consideied implementing a fat tax which the government referred to as a "junk food tax" or a "Healthy Living Levy."
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-releases-report-on-the-costs-of-victoria-s-new-sewage-treatment-plant

CTF releases report on the costs of Victoria's new sewage treatment plant

CTF B.C. Director Jordan Bateman describes the rapidly increasing costs for the Victoria sewage treatment plant. He says taxpayers will be hit with significant tax increases to pay the bill.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/two-senators-charged-with-defrauding-taxpayers

Two Senators charged with defrauding taxpayers

CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas reacts to the RCMP formally charging two senators for fraud. Gregory called for a Senator or MP's pensions to be revoked if the individual is criminally convicted of defrauding taxpayers.
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