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High Income Earners Continue to live in Calgary Subsidized Housing

Alberta The CTF released updated documents showing people earning as much as $170,088 living in Calgary Housing Corporation (CHC) properties.

Another Tax Increase on the Horizon

Manitoba Manitoba is one step closer to another tax increase. That’s what the recent announcement by Moody’s Investors Service boils down to.

Trudeau Would Scrap Reserve Transparency Law

Federal CTFs calls on Liberal leader Justin Trudeau today to reconsider his recent commitment to abolish the new First Nations Financial Transparency Act; a law the CTF started pushing for back in 2009 along with grassroots aboriginal Canadians.

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!

AB: MLA Recall

Citizens deserve the right to hold their elected officials accountable more than once every four years. Sign the petition

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

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

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: Reverse PST Hike

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

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!

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

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 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

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

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Recent Media

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.

Fallout from $914,000 Chief salary

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation played a major role in exposing the excessive salaries Aboriginal Chiefs and councilors pay themselves. The latest involves a $914,000 salary paid a chief of an 81 member band.

Chief of 81 member band earned nearly $1 million last year

Chief Ron Giesbrecht of the Kwikwetlem First Nation in British Columbia earned a salary of $914,000 last year. The band has just 81 members, with only 35 living on the reserve. BC Director Jordan Bateman comments.

BC chief earned $914,000 salary last year

BC Director Jordan Bateman comments on news that a chief of Kwikwetlem First Nation, a band of only 81 people, earned a salary of $914,000 last year.

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.

$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.

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.

Korean report on World Taxpayers Conference

This is a report on the World Taxpayers Conference by a Korean media outlet: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CTF answers media questions on its proposed Senate referendum

Federal Director Gregory Thomas answering media questions in a scrum on Parliament Hill.

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.

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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