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CTF study: Who pays Canada's income tax bill?

Federal In the midst of the debate over the federal government’s proposed tax changes, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation released a study, Who Pays Income Tax?

Grill local candidates about spending

Alberta If a municipal election candidate knocked on your door today, have you thought about what you might ask them? Here are some questions the Canadian Taxpayers Federation recommends asking local candidates...

CTF to Morneau: back off your small business tax hikes

Federal OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s (CTF) took to the sky over Ottawa today to express its opposition to the contentious small business tax changes being proposed by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. The banner towed behind a small plane read: “No Small Biz Tax Hike”

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.
Petitions

Federal: No Money for Omar Khadr

Federal
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

Federal
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

AB: 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

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

NB: Stop the New Brunswick Debt Clock

Atlantic
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

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: Cut the PST

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

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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

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Another expense scandal in Nova Scotia

CTF Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey comments on revelations of expense claim irregularities made by the former IWK Health Centre CEO Tracy Kitch.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-flies-banner-over-parliament-protesting-small-business-tax

CTF flies banner over Parliament protesting small business tax

With MPs returning for the fall sitting of the House of Commons, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation welcomed them back with a plane pulling a banner protesting the Liberal government's proposed increase in the small business tax.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-protests-small-biz-tax-on-parliament-hill-27577

CTF protests small biz tax on Parliament Hill

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation called on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to back off from his proposed increase in the small business tax by flying a banner over Parliament Hill as MPs returned to Ottawa for the fall sitting.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/opposition-growing-to-ottawa-s-proposed-increase-in-the-small-business-tax

Opposition growing to Ottawa's proposed increase in the small business tax

A number of organizations including the CTF are opposed to the Liberal government's proposed small business tax increase. On September 18, 2017, the CTF welcomed Members of Parliament back to the House of Commons with an airplane pulling a banner opposing the tax increase.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-launches-air-war

CTF launches air war

As MPs returned to Parliament on September 18, 2017, the CTF launched an "air war" opposing the federal government's proposed small business tax increases. The CTF had a plane pulling a banner over the House of Commons that read: "No Small Biz Tax Hike taxpayer.com"
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-protests-small-biz-tax-on-parliament-hill

CTF protests small biz tax on Parliament Hill

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation called on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to back off from his proposed increase in the small business tax by flying a banner over Parliament Hill as MPs returned to Ottawa for the fall sitting.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/liberal-back-benchers-questing-trudeau-s-small-business-tax-increase

Liberal back benchers questing Trudeau's small business tax increase

As the Canadian Taxpayers Federation ramps up its opposition to Trudeau's proposed small business tax increase, reports are coming in that Liberal back benchers are now having second thoughts about the tax increase.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ucp-leadership-candidates-sign-ctf-plege

UCP leadership candidates sign CTF pledge

With CTF Alberta Director Colin Craig looking on, three leadership candidates for the United Conservative Party signed the CTF's Taxpayer Protection Pledge to eliminate the Carbon tax and balance the Alberta budget if elected premier. The three candidates signing the pledge were Jason Kenny, Doug Schweitzer and Brian Jean.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/will-ottawa-s-email-boondoggle-become-the-next-gun-registry-

Will Ottawa's email boondoggle become the next gun registry?

CTF Federal Director Aaron Gunn comments on the federal government's latest project to convert all emails to 'Canada.ca'. With only 10% of the emails converted at a cost of $100 million, Aaron wonders if this will become the next Gun registry boondoggle, that cost taxpayers over $1 billion.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/presentation-to-house-of-commons-citizenship-and-immigration-committee

Presentation to House of Commons Citizenship and Immigration committee

CTF Atlantic Director makes a presentation to the House of Commons Citizenship and Immigration committee on the Temporary Workers Program.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-opposes-saskatchewan-s-new-insurance-tax

CTF opposes Saskatchewan's new insurance tax

Effective August 1, 2017, the Saskatchewan government imposed a new tax on insurance. The tax will apply to all types of insurance from Life insurance, disability insurance to crop insurance. CTF Saskatchewan Director Todd McKay opposes the tax and has started a petition to stop it.
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Government bureaucrats use more sick time than private sector workers

A report released by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation showed that on average government bureaucrats take 65% more sick time that private sector employees. The calculations were based on numbers provided by Statistics Canada.
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BC government says it will not support Victoria's bid to host Commonwealth Games

With an anticipated budget of nearly $1 billion, the BC government said it would not be providing financial support in a bid for Victoria to host the Commonwealth Games. The bid committee expected BC to contribute $400 million to the games matched by the Federal government.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-applauds-government-s-decision-not-to-support-victoria-s-commonwealth-games-bid

CTF applauds government's decision not to support Victoria's Commonwealth Games bid

CTF BC Director Kris Sims applauds the decision by the BC government not to support a bid for Victoria to host the Commonwealth games. The BC government was expected to cough up $400 million.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-calls-for-a-major-overhaul-of-bc-s-icbc

CTF calls for a major overhaul of BC's ICBC

With news that BC taxpayers could be hit with a 30% increase in their car insurance premiums due to financial problems at the government-run ICBC, BC Director Kris Sims calls for the insurer to be turned into a cooperative and/or break up its car insurance monopoly and allow private competition.
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