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Government-run daycare: Another white elephant

Quebec The “Quebec model” – which has yet to be imitated anywhere else in Canada – is under attack.

Corporate Welfare: Risky, Wasteful and an Awful Precedent

Federal For decades, governments in Canada have funneled billions of dollars into the coffers of private, for-profit businesses. It’s hard to pin down an exact figure for this largesse, so numerous are the programs and forms: “grants,” “loans,” “investments” and so on.

CTF urges speedy passage of Protecting Taxpayers & Revoking Pensions of Convicted Politicians Act

Federal OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today applauded the passage last night by the House of Commons of Bill C-518, the Protecting Taxpayers and Revoking Pensions of Convicted Politicians Act, which will see politicians convicted of serious crimes lose their taxpayer-funded pensions.

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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

AB: No Tax Hikes

Alberta
Albertans pay enough taxes already and don’t want a new Provincial Sales Tax (PST) or higher income taxes. 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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
on December 23, 2014

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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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CTF exposes SaskPower's big reno plans

CTF Prairie Director Colin Craig releases information on SaskPower's renovation plans that include building an elaborate patio on the roof its Regina headquarters. The Saskatchewan government stops the patio development.
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University of Regina receives a visit from the Debt Clock

The CTF's Debt Clock was set up at the University of Regina to show students the financial impact of the federal debt.
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University of Regina students warned about government debt

Students at the University of Regina received a first hand look at the impact of government debt. Generation Screwed set up the CTF's debt clock at the university as part of its Debt Clock Campus tour.
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BC taxpayers enraged by TransLink bonuses

TransLink's board chairman promised 2013 executve salaries would be frozen at 2012 levels. Well, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation discovered that wasn't true.
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Concern about TransLink bonuses (Chinese)

TransLink's board chairman promised 2013 executve salaries would be frozen at 2012 levels. Well, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation discovered that wasn't true. (Chinese media)
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Million dollar chief says he won't be returning any money

Ron Giesbrecht, chief of the Kwikwetlem First Nation in British Columbia, a band of just 81 members, says he will not be returning any of the $914,000 he earned last year as chief.
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