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Nipigon District Hospital faced with spiraling electricity costs

Ontario The electricity bills for Nipigon District Hospital have increased by 73 per cent over five years

Career Opportunity: Atlantic Director

Atlantic The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), Canada’s leading non-partisan, not-for-profit, citizens’ advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government has an opening for the position of Communications Director – Atlantic Canada.

Canadian Taxpayers Federation launches campaign to end federal tax grab on liquor

Federal The Canadian Taxpayers Federation launched the No Escalator Tax campaign demanding the repeal of the federal government’s legislation that automatically raises taxes on beer, wine and spirits each year based on the rate of inflation.

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.

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 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
on October 05, 2017

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


Recent Media

What happened to the TransCanada pipeline?

TransCanada pulled out of its plan to build a pipeline to Eastern Canada because Ottawa stated the project would now have to undergo a complete greenhouse gas emissions review. Colin wondered if Ottawa demanded similar reviews for other companies like Bombardier that received government subsidies this year amounting to $373 million and Ford that received $102 million.

One reason for Ontario's skyrocketing energy prices

CTF Ontario Director Christine Van Geyn says the Ontario government's recent Auditor General's report explains some of the reasons for the province's high hydro rates.

Getting past the propaganda on Alberta's job creation

CTF Alberta Director Colin Craig looks at the real facts behind the Alberta government's claim it created over 51,000 new jobs.

Alberta teachers' pay freeze?

Alberta director Colin Craig explains how a pay freeze for Alberta teachers still cost taxpayers more money.

Explaining Ottawa's liquor escalator tax

While enjoying a beer at an Ottawa bar, CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick explains why the CTF is opposed to the liquor escalator tax announced by the Federal government. Through this legislation, the federal government will be automatically increasing liquor taxes each year without having to debate it in the House of Commons. Aaron encourages taxpayers to go to where they can email Finance Minister Bill Morneau to express their opposition to this tax.

CTF announces campaign opposing escalator tax on liquor

The CTF has launched a new website,, opposing the escalator tax the federal government recently put on liquor. This secretive tax will result in an automatic increase in liquor taxes each year without it being debated in Parliament.

Radio Podcast: Federal government's escalator tax on liquorIn a radio interview CTF Federal Aaron Wudrick explains what will be happening with the escalator tax recently announced by the Trudeau government. In some jurisdictions, Canadians are already pay

CTF Federal Aaron Wudrick explains what will be happening with the liquor escalator tax announced by the Trudeau government this past spring. In some jurisdictions, Canadians are already paying upwards of 80% tax on liquor.

Rising hydro bills at hospitals in Ontario unsustainable

CTF Ontario Director Christine Van Geyn says the rising electrical bills in hospitals across Ontario due to the government's push to reduces CO2 emissions is unsustainable and is starting to impact health care delivery. Despite reducing consumption, electrical costs in hospitals are skyrocketing.

CTF says Calgary council should have cut spending

Despite several city councilors saying they would not support raising Calgary property taxes higher than the rate of inflation most broke their word. In its recent budget, Calgary increased property taxes by 3.8% while the inflation rate sat at 1.3%. CTF Alberta Director says the council needed to cut spending.

Calgary City Council increases taxes and spending

CTF Interim Alberta Director Colin Craig criticized the recent Calgary budget that resulted in a 3.8% increase in property taxes despite the fact the inflation rate was only 1.3%.

Three SaskParty leadership candidates sign CTF's Taxpayer Protection Pledge

As CTF Prairie Director Todd MacKay looked on, three candidates for the leadership of the SaskParty signed the CTF's Taxpayer Protection Pledge. By signing the pledge, the three committed to balancing the provincial budget in 2019, holding the line on taxes and paying down the provincial debt if either of them should win the nomination for the party leadership. The three signers were Ken Cheveldayoff, Scott Moe and Gord Wyant.

Ontario conservative party outlines party platform for upcoming provincial election

Patrick Brown, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario outlines his party's platform in the lead up to the provincial election. CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick comments.

SaskParty leadership candidate Ken Cheveldayoff signs CTF pledge

Ken Cheveldayoff, a candidate for the leadership of the Saskatchewan Party, comments on signing the CTF's Taxpayer Protection Pledge that commits candidates to balancing the provincial budget in 2019, paying down the debt and holding the line on taxes if nominated leader of the SaskParty.

Interview with CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick on CRA & Phoenix pay debaucle

CTF Federal Director comments on the Auditor General's report that focused on the Phoenix Pay System and Canada Revenue Agency. Aaron says with estimates that it could cost $500 million to fix the Phoenix pay system it is quickly turning into another gun registry.

Quebec government's economic update

CTF Quebec Director Carl Valée comments on the Quebec government's Nov 2017 economic update that included tax cuts for Quebec families.
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