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Campaign: AB: No tax dollars for pro sports arenas

The owners of the Calgary Flames want to build a new NHL arena and sports complex for their teams. Unfortunately they want taxpayers to foot a big chunk of the bill.

Campaign: Fair Government Pay & Pensions

The average Alberta bureaucrat costs taxpayers $102,000 a year, and 10.3% more than the equivalent private sector worker. Bringing these salaries and benefits in line with the private sector would save taxpayers $1.4 billion a year.

Campaign: Scrap the Carbon Tax

By 2018, the carbon tax will cost the average family with two children over $600 per year, just for driving their kids to school and themselves to work.
PETITIONS

AB: Scrap the Alberta Carbon Tax

Alberta
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AB: No New Tax Powers for Cities without Referendums

Alberta
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AB: Reverse the Tax Hikes

Alberta
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AB: No Tax Dollars for Pro Sports Arenas

Alberta
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AB: Fair Government Pay and Pensions

Alberta
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NEWS RELEASES

Calgary’s council pension eclipses Edmonton’s

February 09, 2018
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a freedom of information document today that shows the City of Calgary’s city council pension costs were approximately five times that of Edmonton’s council retirement benefits from 2007-2016. View More

Advisory: Changing of the guard at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation

January 31, 2018
EDMONTON, AB: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) announced some changes in staff roles today. Alberta Director Paige MacPherson, who is currently on maternity leave, will be moving to Nova Scotia to become the CTF’s new Atlantic Director. Colin Craig who has been acting as interim Alberta Director assumes the Alberta role on a permanent basis. View More

CTF releases 2018 pre-budget recommendations

January 12, 2018
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released its annual pre-budget report today, an in-depth set of recommendations that shows how the Alberta government could balance the budget by 2021-22 and work towards getting the economy back on track. View More

New Year's Tax Changes

December 27, 2017
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released its annual New Year’s tax changes report today, noting that the biggest impact for Albertans on January 1st will be the 50 per cent increase to the carbon tax. View More

COMMENTARIES

The Secret to Impacting Government Policy Decisions

January 31, 2018
Business owners often ask our organization what they can do about rising taxes and expensive regulatory decisions. As an advocacy organization that has been around for nearly 30 years, and one that has successfully convinced governments to make a number of positive policy changes, one piece of advice stands out above all the others... View More

Time to end union subsidies

January 26, 2018
Many government bodies are not only paying for their own bargaining costs while negotiating with government employee unions, they're also paying for the union's bills. It's time to save taxpayers money and end this practice. View More

Bombardier gets free ride after all

January 17, 2018
Several weeks ago, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation highlighted a couple very disjointed decisions by the federal government concerning Bombardier, Ford and TransCanada. Since that time, we’ve received an update from the federal government about the situation. View More

BLOG

A closer look at AB and SK's economic growth

January 23, 2018
There have been a few barbs on Twitter and in the media over the past while about the economic performance of Saskatchewan and Alberta during the recent recession and recovery period...so I decided to take a closer look at what's going on... View More

Information Buffet

January 22, 2018
Some FOIs and information on several different topics (primarily Alberta-related) that taxpayers might find of interest... View More
IN THE NEWS

Is Alberta going back into debt?

November 30, 2012

After previous Alberta politicians worked hard to get Alberta out of debt, it seems Premier Alison Redford has decided its time for the province to start borrowing money.

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Alberta tax dollars used to support the province's Conservative party

November 27, 2012

Alberta director Derek Fildebrandt comments on news Lynn Redford -- the sister of Alberta Conservative Premier Alison Redford -- used her position in the Alberta government to make donations to the province's Conservative party. The donations were made by the government department she worked for.

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PRESENTATIONS

CTF 2017-18 Pre-Budget Submission to the Government of Alberta

February 02, 2017
'Lifting the Burden: A roadmap for balanced budgets and tax relief in Alberta' calls on the government to balance the budget by 2019-20, pay down the province’s $28.4 billion debt as soon as possible, scrap the carbon tax and other tax hikes, and make meaningful reductions to spending. View More

CTF submission to Alberta Royalty Review panel

October 01, 2015
The CTF is happy to take part in ongoing stakeholder sessions for Alberta's Royalty Review panel. We surveyed our Alberta supporters to deliver their feedback to the panel. The overwhelming response we received was that royalties should be left alone. Our survey responses and a snapshot of the diverse responses we received are outlined in our submission to the panel. View More
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