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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: Kick the Wealthy Out of Subsidized Housing

CTF research shows that wealthy people making up to $172,000 a year are living in subsidized housing in Alberta.

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: Bring Alberta Spending Down to BC Levels

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: Stop Partisan Advertising with Taxpayers Money

Alberta
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AB: Fair Government Pay and Pensions

Alberta
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AB: Kick the Wealthy Out of Subsidized Housing

Alberta
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NEWS RELEASES

CTF Releases "Taxpayers' Agenda", UCP Survey Results

August 11, 2017
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released today a “Taxpayers’ Agenda for Alberta” – a list of ten priorities for the province – along with survey responses from United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership candidates about the ten policy issues. View More

COMMENTARIES

MLA Expense Rules Need a Review

August 16, 2017
Recent stories about MLA Derek Fildebrandt renting out his taxpayer-subsidized apartment on Airbnb demonstrate, once again, why the rules that govern MLA expenses need to be reviewed and updated. View More

Public Art Spending Freeze is Possible

August 08, 2017
If you’re angry about the new $500,000 piece of “public art” on the Trans-Canada Highway coming into Calgary, take note – we as taxpayers have an opportunity to do something about such spending... View More

BLOG

UCP Leadership Survey

August 18, 2017
The 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 ... View More

Derek Fildebrandt renting out his taxpayer-subsidized apartment

August 10, 2017
Since news broke last night about former Alberta Director Derek Fildebrandt renting out his taxpayer-subsidized apartment in Edmonton on Airbnb, some Twitter trolls have claimed the CTF was ‘silent’ on the matter or that we were dismissing the issue … so here are the facts 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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