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NAFTA can help end corporate welfare

Federal When Amazon announced last year that it was seeking proposals from North American cities interested in being the base for the company’s second headquarters, politicians across the continent were whipped into a frenzy. It’s not hard to see why. What sane politician wouldn’t want to help deliver 50,000 new high-paying jobs to their city, state or province?

20th annual CTF Teddy Awards for government waste

Federal OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today held its 20th annual Teddy Waste Awards ceremony, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste from the past year. CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick served as host, joined by the CTF’s pig mascot Porky the Waster Hater and talented event hostess Jessica. The awards event took place on Parliament Hill in the Charles Lynch Press Theatre.

Ontario PC leadership candidates sign CTF ‘No Carbon Tax’ pledge

Ontario OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) held a press conference in Ottawa today with two Ontario PC leadership candidates; Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, and met with Caroline Mulroney on February 9.

SIGN PETITION: No Small Business Tax Hikes

Federal Minister Morneau’s proposals to change how business taxes apply to Canadian small businesses will mean a major tax hike for them.

Contre les hausses de taxes à Montréal

Au cours de la dernière campagne pour la mairie de Montréal, Valérie Plante s’est engagée à ne pas hausser les taxes plus rapidement que l’inflation. Malheureusement, lors de son premier budget, elle a brisé cette promesse. Sign the petition

Federal: Chop the meat tax

Canadians from coast to coast to coast already pay some of the highest taxes in the world and our meat producers abide by some of the toughest environmental rules on the planet. Sign the petition

Federal: No Money for Omar Khadr

Media are reporting that the federal government is preparing to offer Omar Khadr a $10 million compensation package paid for by Canadian taxpayers. Sign the petition

Federal: No Federal Carbon Tax

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

ON: Reverse the Beer Tax Hike

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

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

ON: No Cap & Trade Tax in 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

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

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

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

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

MB: Cut the PST

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

Federal: Lower Gas Taxes & Dedicate Them to Roads

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

Federal: Balance the Federal Budget

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

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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on January 23, 2018

A closer look at AB and SK's economic growth

A closer look at AB and SK's economic growthThere have been a few barbs on Twitter and in the media over the past while about the economic performance of Saskatchewan and Alberta during the recent recession and recovery I decided to take a closer look at what's going on... Read More
on December 01, 2017

Kevin Lacey - Moving On

Kevin Lacey - Moving On We Maritimers are lucky enough to live in the greatest little corner of the Earth. This place is worth fighting for. I hope more people will start to engage in the debate. Our future depends on it. Read More
on November 15, 2017

Report on Saddledome options

Report on Saddledome optionsWhat's the cost of fixing up the Saddledome? I still don't know, but the City of Calgary gave me a report that looks at turning it into a convention centre, recreation complex, etc... Read More


Recent Media

Was Justin Trudeau's trip to India a waste of tax dollars?

CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick comments on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent trip to India.

The Good, Bad and Ugly of the 2018 BC Budget

CTF BC Director Kris Sims explains the good news and bad news in the 2018 BC Budget.

CTF's 2018 Teddies Lifetime Achievement Award

This year's recipient of the CTF Lifetime achievement award honoring the best of the worst of government spending went to the City of Calgary.

2018 Teddy Awards

CTF holds its annual Teddy Awards honouring the Best of the Worst of government waste. This years winners include: Heritage Canada; Ontario's $39 billion fair hydro plan, the City of Montreal and City of Calgary.

Discussing the 2018 Teddy Awards

Each year, the CTF holds its Teddy Awards honoring the best of the worst of government waste.

SaskPower nominated for a Teddy

Though it never won a Teddy Award in 2018 honoring the best of the worst of government, just getting nominated is disgrace enough. SaskPower was nominated for a provincial Teddy because of the money it wasted on a fish aquarium.

Calgary wins a Teddy

CTF awards the City of Calgary a Lifetime Achievement Teddy Award for the money it has wasted on public art.

The 2018 Teddy Waste Awards

Every year, the competition is stiff, but we narrow it down to a handful of the most ridiculous stories. Sadly, we are never short on nominees, as governments seem to be very good at finding new ways to waste money.

Something smells fishy at SaskPower

CTF Prairie Director Todd MacKay explains why SaskPower was up for an award at this year's Teddy Awards. The Teddies is an annual event held by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation to honour the best of the worst of government waste.

Ontario PC leadership candidates sign CTF's No Carbon Tax pledge

All three leadership candidates for the Ontario PC Party (Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, and Caroline Mulroney) signed the CTF's "No Carbon Tax" pledge where they promise if elected Ontario premier to: 1. Repeal the Wynne cap-and-trade carbon tax; 2. Not enact an Ontario carbon tax; and 3. Oppose a federal carbon tax.

Podcast: What to do with ICBC?

CTF BC Director Kris Sims discusses possible solutions to the problems facing BC's government-owned car insurer -- ICBC. This includes getting ICBC out of government hands by turning it into a cooperative and then opening up car insurance to competition.

Doug Ford & Christine Elliot sign CTF's 'No Carbon Tax' pledge

With CTF Ontario Director Christine Van Geyn looking on, Ontario PC candidates Doug Ford and Christine Elliot sign the CTF's "No Carbon Tax" pledge promising to: 1. Repeal the Wynne cap-and-trade carbon tax; 2. Not enact an Ontario carbon tax; and 3. Oppose a federal carbon tax.

Caroline Mulroney signs CTF's "No Carbon Tax" pledge

With CTF Ontario director Christine Van Geyn looking on, Ontario PC Candidate Caroline Mulroney signed the CTF's No Carbon Tax pledge. If elected Ontario Premier, Mulroney promises to: 1. Repeal the Wynne cap-and-trade carbon tax; 2. Not enact an Ontario carbon tax and 3. Oppose a federal carbon tax.

Why does Calgary's city council pension plan cost five times more than Edmonton's?

CTF Alberta Director Colin Craig compares the payouts of the Calgary City Council pension plan with that of Edmonton's. The costs for Calgary's city council pension is $6.1 million compared to only $1.3 million for Edmonton.

ICBC to limit payouts in order to deal with $1.3 billion deficit

With ICBC, British Columbia's government-owned car insurer, expected to lose $1.3 billion this year, the government announced it would be capping the amount it pays out on less serious injuries to $5,000. CTF's BC Director Kris Sims says a better solution would be opening up car insurance to competition.
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