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“Kathleen Wynne’s Moving Company” satirical tour rolls into Queen’s Park

Ontario TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is concluding a cross-province tour with a satirical moving company, called the “Kathleen Wynne Moving Company,” with a stop at Queen’s Park.

BC carbon tax not revenue neutral anymore

British Columbia Commentary on BC Carbon Tax no longer being Revenue Neutral - Printed in the Financial Post

Grill candidates who knock on your door

Alberta As we get closer to Calgary’s municipal election, don’t be surprised if a candidate asks your business to make a donation to their campaign or pops by your house to ask for your vote. With that in mind, have you thought about what you might ask a candidate if they seek your support? Here are a few questions you might want to consider.

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.
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Federal: No Money for Omar Khadr

Federal
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

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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Edmonton Election Survey (2017)

Edmonton Election Survey (2017)To help Edmonton taxpayers make informed decisions in the upcoming municipal election, we distributed a survey to candidates in mid-September, asking them about a variety of topics – this page includes candidates’ responses. Read More
on October 03, 2017

Calgary Election Survey (2017)

Calgary Election Survey (2017)To help Calgary taxpayers make informed decisions in the upcoming municipal election, we distributed a survey to candidates in mid-September, asking them about a variety of topics – this page includes candidates’ responses. Read More
on August 18, 2017

UCP Leadership Survey

UCP Leadership SurveyThe four candidates running for leader of the United Conservative Party of Alberta (UCP) answered our survey. To learn more about where they stand on the issues, follow this link ... Read More

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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-holds-townhall-meeting-in-winnipeg-to-discuss-small-business-tax-changes

CTF holds townhall meeting in Winnipeg to discuss small business tax changes

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation held a townhall meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba to discuss the impact of Ottawa's proposed changes to how small businesses are taxed.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/winnipeg-town-hall-meeting-held-to-discuss-small-business-tax-changes

Winnipeg town hall meeting held to discuss small business tax changes

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation held a town hall meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba to discuss the federal government's changes to the small business tax.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/cancelled-employee-discount-tax-shows-canadians-can-change-government-policy

Cancelled employee discount tax shows Canadians can change government policy

CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick says the government's recent decision to cancel a tax on discounts businesses give their employees because of a public outcry shows that Canadians can make a difference. It also reveals that taxpayers must keep a vigilant eye on government policy.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/kathleen-wynne-driving-businesses-out-of-ontario

Kathleen Wynne driving businesses out of Ontario

CTF Ontario Director Christine Van Gyn launched a campaign to show how the Ontario government's taxes and policies are driving businesses and people out of Ontario. The campaign features a large red moving van with the words Kathleen Wynne Moving Company emblazoned on is side. The CTF is touring many Ontario communities with the van to get the message out.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/employee-discount-tax-was-also-an-attack-on-small-business

Employee discount tax was also an attack on small business

Saskatchewan Director Todd MacKay says the CRA's recent decision to tax employee discounts, since cancelled, was not only an attack on employees but as well small businesses owners who would be forced to track of these discounts and then to tax them. Todd says many over-burdened employers would be tempted to just cancel the discount.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/employee-discounts-in-cra-s-sights

Employee discounts in CRA's sights

Canada Revenue Agency said it is planning to start taxing discounts that employees receive from the businesses they work for effective January 1, 2018. Saskatchewan Director Todd MacKay responds. Due to the public backlash, reports suggest the Liberal government is now backing off implementing this tax.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/taxing-employee-discounts

Taxing employee discounts

Saskatchewan Director Todd MacKay comments on the federal's government's decision to start taxing discounts employees receive while working for a business. The policy is scheduled to come into effect Jan 1, 2018. Due to the public backlash, reports suggest the Liberal government is now backing off implementing this tax.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-continues-its-kathleen-wynne-moving-company-tour

CTF continues its Kathleen Wynne Moving Company tour

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation pulled into Sudbury, Ontario with its satirical Kathleen Moving Company van highlighting the exodus of businesses and people from Ontario because of the government's high taxes and questionable policies.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-unveils-kathleen-wynne-moving-company

CTF unveils Kathleen Wynne Moving Company

With concerns the Ontario government's high taxes and abusive policies are causing businesses and people to leave the province, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation unveiled its Kathleen Wynne Moving Company to expose the disturbing trend.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/kathleen-wynne-s-moving-company-launch

Kathleen Wynne's Moving Company launch

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation launched a satirical moving company named after Premier Wynne to highlight the Ontario government policies that are driving families and businesses out of Ontario. Sign the petition at http://www.wynnesmovingcompany.ca/
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-calls-for-changes-to-calgary-council-pension-plan

CTF calls for changes to Calgary council pension plan

A report released by Interim Alberta Director Colin Craig showed over the last decade taxpayers have contributed $5.8 million Calgary council pension fund, with councilors only contributing $1.2 million. This does not include any payment taxpayers made to a second pension top up that councilors also receive. The CTF called for the plan to be transformed to defined contribution plan where taxpayers match city councilor contributions.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-starts-kathleen-wynne-moving-company

CTF starts Kathleen Wynne Moving Company

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation launches its Kathleen Wynne Moving Company tour to highlight how the Ontario government's high taxes are driving people and businesses out of Ontario.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/another-expense-scandal-in-nova-scotia

Another expense scandal in Nova Scotia

CTF Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey comments on revelations of expense claim irregularities made by the former IWK Health Centre CEO Tracy Kitch.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-flies-banner-over-parliament-protesting-small-business-tax

CTF flies banner over Parliament protesting small business tax

With MPs returning for the fall sitting of the House of Commons, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation welcomed them back with a plane pulling a banner protesting the Liberal government's proposed increase in the small business tax.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-protests-small-biz-tax-on-parliament-hill-27577

CTF protests small biz tax on Parliament Hill

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation called on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to back off from his proposed increase in the small business tax by flying a banner over Parliament Hill as MPs returned to Ottawa for the fall sitting.
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