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CTF Questions Excessive Town Car Expenses, Praises Alberta Health on New Cost Savings Directive

Alberta The CTF is commending Alberta Health for directing its staff to cut back on expensive town car services after the CTF raised questions about unusual expenses by an Alberta Health panel chair.

Enough is Enough When it Comes to High Taxes

Atlantic Taxpayers in New Brunswick are dealing with difficult times, rising costs, and a troubling economy. Let’s not add to that burden by raising the HST now, only to watch politicians spend that money on their pet projects as it gets close to an election.

CTF Releases Ontario Pre-Budget Submissions

Ontario Balanced budget, frozen wages, and end of Green Energy Act among CTF recommendations

PETITION: End Corporate Welfare

Federal Sign our petition calling for the federal government to end corporate welfare.
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Bring Alberta Spending Down to BC Levels

Alberta
Alberta’s government now spends $6.5 billion per year more than the government of British Columbia. Yet, BC still delivers expansive social programs and services to its residents. Sign the petition

BC: Freeze the MSP Tax!

British Columbia
On December 31, 2009, monthly MSP for families with children was $108. Since then, it has increased every single year and will go to $150 per month on January 1, 2016. Sign the petition

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

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

AB: No Tax Dollars for Pro Sports Arenas

Alberta
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

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
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

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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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-discusses-bailout-of-supply-management-because-of-trade-deal

CTF discusses bailout of supply management because of trade deal

VP, Communications Scott Hennig discusses the federal government's $4.3 billion handout to supply management industries potentially affected by the Pacific trade deal.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/free-booze-and-food-part-of-nova-scotia-s-golf-sponsorship

Free booze and food part of Nova Scotia's golf sponsorship

CTF's Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey uses Freedom of Information to expose the Nova Scotia government's sponsorship of a local golf tournament. Nova Scotia taxpayers coughed up $300,000 in sponsorship plus spent an additional $23,000 on free booze and food for a VIP tent.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/what-s-ahead-for-translink-

What's ahead for Translink?

Radio interview on Jordan Bateman's involvement in the TransLink plebiscite and what can be done to reform the organization.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/seattle-looks-at-the-impact-of-the-translink-plebiscite

Seattle Looks at the Impact of the TransLink Plebiscite

Seattle, Washington is holding a referendum this fall to receive permission to raise taxes for transit. Does Translink's defeat in its demand for a similar tax in BC set off alarm bells for Seattle?
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/jordan-bateman-explains-why-the-no-side-won

Jordan Bateman explains why the NO side won

Despite being massively outgunned financially, the NO side defeated TransLink's call for more taxes, because people are tired of BC's increasing tax burden. They also want to see a major shake up in how TransLink is run. It needs to become more accountable and open on how it spends tax dollars.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/translink-loses-bid-for-more-tax-dollars

TransLink loses bid for more tax dollars

It wasn't even close. BC voters crush TransLink's bid for more tax revenues. It showed that people do not have confidence in TransLink's ability to operate openly and efficiently.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/bc-director-jordan-bateman-responds-to-translink-vote

BC Director Jordan Bateman responds to TransLink vote

CTF BC Director Jordan Bateman responds to the TransLink vote. People are tired of their increasing tax burden and they want more accountability at TransLink.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/translink-suffers-crushing-defeat

Translink suffers crushing defeat

British Columbians crush BC's mayors' attempt to increase the PST to cover upgrades to TransLink. The vote suggests people are not only fed up with tax increases, but are demanding major reforms to TransLink.
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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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