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Shuffling the Deck Chairs of Economic Development

Atlantic Here we go again with another shuffle of government-led economic development in New Brunswick.

Home ice tax disadvantage? New CTF study examines impact of personal income taxes on NHL players & teams

Federal A new study jointly-released by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) and Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) reveals that Montréal continues to be the least financially attractive location in the NHL for players when it comes to personal income taxes.

Career Opportunity: Alberta Communications Director

Alberta The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Canada’s leading non-partisan advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government, has an opening for the position of Alberta Director (Communications).

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!
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Ontario: Axe the Travel Tax

Ontario
Flying is one of the most heavily taxed activities in Canada. Sign the petition

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

AB: MLA Recall

Alberta
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

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

AB: No Tax Hikes!

Alberta
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

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: Another FOI Buffet

MB: Another FOI BuffetI often do “FOI Buffets” – or rather, a big blog post with all kinds of government documents I’ve obtained on various subjects. Here are a few I’ve gathered over the past while in Manitoba that some people might find of interest… Read More
on November 07, 2014

Moving on from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Moving on from the Canadian Taxpayers FederationThe time has come for me to move on from the CTF. I have served the Canadian Taxpayers Federation for nearly six years, first as its National Research Director and then as its Alberta Director. It has been a great honour and I am truly grateful to my colleagues, and most importantly, to the 17,000 supporters here in Alberta who worked hard with me. Read More

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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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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/more-problems-with-mp-expenses

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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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-exposes-saskpower-s-big-reno-plans

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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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/university-of-regina-receives-a-visit-from-the-debt-clock

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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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/university-of-regina-students-warned-about-government-debt

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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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/bc-taxpayers-enraged-by-translink-bonuses

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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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/concern-about-translink-bonuses--chinese-

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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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/million-dollar-chief-says-he-won-t-be-returning-any-money

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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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/fallout-from--914,000-chief-salary

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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/chief-of-81-member-band-earned-nearly--1-million-last-year

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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/bc-chief-earned--914,000-salary-last-year

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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-continues-call-to-have-senator-and-mp-expenses-posted-online

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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/-263-million-spent-on-federal-spin-doctors--french-

$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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/more-translink-woes

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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/korean-report-on-world-taxpayers-conference

Korean report on World Taxpayers Conference

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