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Campaign: NS: Balanced Budget

Taxpayers in total shell out $1,785,226 or about $1,800 extra in taxes for every man, woman and child in Nova Scotia.

Campaign: Reform MLA pensions

MLAs in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have given themselves a sweetheart pension deal that is costing taxpayers millions.

Campaign: NS: No Pensions for Convicted MLAs

Politicians convicted of abusing public money will continue to collect a very rich pension plan paid for by the very taxpayers who’s money they no regard for when they were in office.
PETITIONS

NB: Say NO to a new carbon tax in New Brunswick!

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NL: No Pop Tax in Newfoundland

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NB: Aboriginal Taxation Agreements

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NS: Stop Yarmouth Ferry Service

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NB: ATCON Accountibility

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NB: Remove Duplication of Government Services

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NS: Reform the MLA pension plan in Nova Scotia

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NB: Stop the New Brunswick Debt Clock

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NS: Balance the Nova Scotia Budget

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NEWS RELEASES

No New Carbon Tax in New Brunswick

May 18, 2017
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is warning New Brunswick motorist if the provincial government implements a new carbon tax, they also likely will be hit with HST being charged on the carbon tax. The CTF is renewing its call to reject the carbon tax and end the practice of applying the HST on top of the other taxes. This “tax-on-tax” was highlighted as part of the CTF’s 19th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day. View More

Nova Scotians to Ring in New Year with Another Bracket Creep Tax Hike

December 28, 2016
As Nova Scotians get ready to face their Christmas bills in January, what many don’t realize is that 2017 will also bring with it higher taxes. According to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s (CTF) “New Years Tax Changes” report, taxpayers will pay more as a result of “bracket creep” but will save some money thanks to lower EI premiums. View More

COMMENTARIES

Even the Playing Field in New Brunswick, Scrap Special Tax Deals

February 27, 2017
The government makes it hard to do business in New Brunswick. High taxes and cumbersome red tape holds businesses back. But the decision to re-affirm special tax deals for First Nation businesses while heaping tax increases on others breaks the government’s responsibility to ensure that every businesses has the same opportunity to succeed. View More

Disclosure of Irving Shipbuilding Documents a Win For All Taxpayers

January 26, 2017
The Commissioners ruling is a victory for every taxpayer of Nova Scotia and will be applied to future FOI appeals. That means that if the government tries to withhold information in other cases of corporate welfare like this one with the Irvings, this ruling will compel them to release that information. View More

New Brunswick Should Reject a Carbon Tax

September 27, 2016
New Brunswickers pay $650 million or $1,100 per tax filer more each and every year in income, sales and gasoline taxes than they did just five years ago. This is a staggering amount of extra revenue given that all of it comes directly off the paychecks or out of the pockets of working taxpayers. View More

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NS: Dalhousie University Blows Big Bucks While Crying Poor

January 05, 2017
Dalhousie like many other universities are constantly crying poor, saying they need more taxpayer dollars. But new figures obtained by the CTF throught the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act shows Dalhousie may not be managing the funds they already get very well. View More
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