Tax Talk #47: A Tale of Two Provinces, w/ Colin Craig
April 15, 2014It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a budget surplus, it was a budget deficit. It was a tax freeze, it was a tax increase. It was Saskatchewan, it was Manitoba. Yes, the two prairie provinces are trending in very different directions.
Tax Talk #46: Flaherty Out, Oliver In w/ Gregory Thomas
April 07, 2014Last month, federal finance minister Jim Flaherty stepped down after eight years in the job. He was replaced a day later by Joe Oliver. The CTF's federal director, Gregory Thomas, joins Tax Talk host Jordan Bateman to talk about Flaherty's legacy and Oliver's future.
SK: New Expense Disclosure Rules a Step In The Right Direction
April 07, 2014The Wall government's new expense disclosure rules are a step in the right direction, but they fall short of what the best in Canada are doing in this regard.
CTF Release Calgary-Signal Hill Candidate Questionnaire
April 04, 2014In the new riding of Calgary-Signal Hill, whoever wins the Conservative nomination is in all likelihood going to be the Member of Parliament for that riding. As such, we asked the two candidates in the race five important questions.
CTF staff vote to unionize, explore AFL membership
April 01, 2014CALGARY, AB: Today staff members of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) voted to form the United Capitalism Advocacy Workers Union (UCAWU). The UCAWU will bargain collectively to earn better working conditions, wages and pensions for CTF staff members.
Tax Talk #45: Alison Redford's Legacy w/ Derek Fildebrandt
March 31, 2014Alison Redford is gone, but how will Alberta taxpayers remember her?
City of Edmonton pays to rent fake hockey boards
March 31, 2014Being the nosey, anti-corporate welfare stickers that we are at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, we filed a Freedom of Information request for the costs of a flashy press conference held on February 11th by Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Daryl Katz.
BC: TransLink Wasting $60,000/Month on Empty Building
March 28, 2014Can the management at TransLink be any worse?
SK: Some Thoughts on Saskatchewan’s Lean Initiative
March 18, 2014At $40 million or so and counting, Saskatchewan’s lean health care initiative has been attracting some media attention as of late. “Strange” words from a foreign language have made for some amusing tweets and great fodder for Saskatchewan’s official opposition. Throw in the $3,500 per day cost of “Japanese sensei’s” and one can see how the issue has started to grow legs.
Tax Talk #43: The 2014 Teddy Waste Awards with Gregory Thomas
March 17, 2014Featuring live coverage of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's 16th annual Teddy Waste Awards.
BC: Colwood Crawls Out of Seaterra; Taxpayers Should Rejoice
March 14, 2014Colwood may only be the first brick to fall in this crazy Seaterra Jenga game.