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Do The Crime, Lose Your Taxpayer-Funded Pension

Federal These are tough times for Canada’s Senate. The so-called members of the Chamber of “sober second thought” may soon be driven to drink — hopefully not on the taxpayers’ dime. There is a seemingly eternal parade of bad news: from Mac Harb to Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin, to the never-ending trial of Mike Duffy, to the looming report from the auditor-general expected in the coming weeks, which is expected to identify additional cases of improper and wasteful spending by senators.

Fighting for Taxpayers: Battles Fought and Battles Ahead

Federal VICTORIA, BC: A new book authored by Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) President Troy Lanigan will hit book stores this week in conjunction with a 10-city tour to promote the book and celebrate the CTF’s 25th anniversary.

No New Tax Powers Without a Citywide Referendum

Alberta Calgary City Council is currently mulling over a number of ways they could grab more of your cash to fund their transit plans. Some of them represent a major shift in the traditional taxing powers of Canadian cities, and all of them represent a major dent in Calgarians’ wallets.

Daifallah Named CTF Board Chair

Federal REGINA, SK: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today announced the appointment of Adam Daifallah of Montreal as Chairman of its Board of Directors, effective immediately, following the retirement of Michael Binnion as Chairman and director.
Petitions

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

AB: Reverse the Tax Hikes

Alberta
Albertans pay enough taxes already don’t need to be paying for a new health levy, higher income taxes, insurance taxes, gas taxes, liquor taxes or any of the other taxes and fees raised in 2015. 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

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

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

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

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on May 05, 2015

Go West Young Man, and Not For the Mountain Views (Why corporate tax hikes are wrong for Alberta)

Go West Young Man, and Not For the Mountain Views (Why corporate tax hikes are wrong for Alberta)Raising corporate taxes would be the wrong move for Alberta. Alberta’s economy is struggling, and politicians with sticky fingers are looking at how they can balance the books without cutting back their own bloated spending. You can hear the Tax Man’s boot steps from miles away. One proposal has been to raise corporate taxes. But this would be the wrong move. In tough times, we cannot lose sight of what Alberta has been doing right. Read More
on January 28, 2015

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

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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-unveils-new-book-celebrating-its-25th-anniversary

CTF unveils new book celebrating its 25th anniversary

CTF President Troy Lanigan discusses his book, Fighting for Taxpayers, Battles Fought & Battles Ahead. The book looks back at the first 25 years of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/stop-the-tax-on-tax-on-gas-taxes

Stop the tax-on-tax on gas taxes

In its annual Gas Tax Honesty Day event, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on the federal government to quit applying GST to federal and provincial excise taxes.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/gas-taxes-in-victoria-hitting-record-levels

Gas taxes in Victoria hitting record levels

Gas taxes in the greater Victoria are already at 42 cents a litre. And with the Capital Region Transit System demanding even more gas tax revenues, proposed increases would have Victoria consumers paying some of the highest gas taxes in North America.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/30--gas-taxes-in-saskatchewan

30% gas taxes in Saskatchewan

Though Saskatchewan has one of the lowest levels of gas taxes in Canada, its 30% rate still shocks consumers.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/what-happened-in-the-2015-alberta-budget-

What happened in the 2015 Alberta Budget?

Acting Alberta Director Scott Hennig gives the 2015 Alberta budget a grade of D. There were numerous tax increases, but with per capita spending in Alberta 11% higher than British Columbia, why were there were no spending cuts?
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/alberta-budget--why-were-there-no-spending-cuts-

Alberta Budget: Why were there no spending cuts?

With Alberta spending 11% higher per capita than British Columbia, Acting Alberta Director Scott Hennig asks why there were no spending cuts in the 2015 budget?
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/numerous-tax-increases-in-2015-alberta-budget

Numerous tax increases in 2015 Alberta Budget

Acting Alberta Director Scott Hennig comments on the major tax increases and the lack of spending cuts in the Alberta budget.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-awards-translink-lifetime-achievement-teddy

CTF Awards TransLink Lifetime Achievement Teddy

At its 17th Annual Teddy Awards held in Ottawa on March 4, 2015, the CTF honored B.C.s TransLink with a Lifetime Achievement Teddy for going above and beyond the call of duty in wasting provincial tax dollars.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/2015-teddy-waste-awards

2015 Teddy Waste Awards

On March 4, 2015 the Canadian Taxpayers Federation held their 17th annual Teddy Waste Awards in Ottawa honoring the best of the worst of government waste.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/bc-s-translink-vote--that-one-man-is-the-ctf-s-jordan-bateman

BC's TransLink vote: That one man is the CTF's Jordan Bateman

Who is that one unamed man -- opposing an army of bureaucrats and politicians, heavily funded with your tax dollars, demanding new tax revenues to fund TransLink -- CTF BC Director Jordan Bateman.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/how-many-ceos-does-bc-s-tranlink-need-

How many CEOs does BC's TranLink need?

Under fire for growing concerns of mismanagement at TranLink, they fire their CEO, but keep him on as a consultant. BC Director Jordan Bateman comments on the absurdity of having two CEOs on the payroll. He also wonders why BC's TransLink CEO is paid more than similar transit CEOs across North America.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-urges-alberta-premier-jim-prentice-to-be-like-ralph

CTF urges Alberta Premier Jim Prentice to be like Ralph

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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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/the-case-against-bc-s-translink-tax

The case against BC's TransLink tax

Jordan Bateman makes the case against the TransLink tax.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/why-do-bc-s-translink-employees-receive-a-50--pay-bonus-for-working-sundays-

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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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/why-is-bc-s-translink-not-collecting-fares-

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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