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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

Changing of the guard at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation

January 31, 2018
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) announced some changes in staff roles for Atlantic Canada today. After helping launch our Atlantic office in 2010, Kevin Lacey has decided to depart the CTF. Kevin is being replaced by our Alberta Director Paige MacPherson, who will be moving back to Nova Scotia following her maternity leave. 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

BLOG

Kevin Lacey - Moving On

December 01, 2017
We Maritimers are lucky enough to live in the greatest little corner of the Earth. This place is worth fighting for. I hope more people will start to engage in the debate. Our future depends on it. View More

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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