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Defeated Nova Scotia MLAs in line for pension windfall
June 02, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is renewing its call for reforms to MLA pensions given that some defeated MLAs will rake in lifetime pensions for serving just two years.
No New Carbon Tax in New Brunswick
May 18, 2017The 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.
Nova Scotians to Ring in New Year with Another Bracket Creep Tax Hike
December 28, 2016As 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.
Information Commissioner Recommends “Full Disclosure” of $304m Irving Deal after CTF Appeal
October 28, 2016The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is pleased to report a victory in its four and a half year fight to have the details of the largest corporate giveaway in the province’s history fully disclosed. The win is important because it sends the signal to government that their ability to hide key elements of its dealings with corporations is now more limited.
NS Government Releases More Irving Loan Docs – “Step in the Right Direction,” says CTF
August 26, 2016The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) received new documents today relating to the $304million secret deal between the Nova Scotia government and Irving Shipbuilding. The CTF says the release is a “step in the right direction”, towards greater transparency regarding this deal. The documents were first requested four years ago.
FOI: Irving Offered $200 million Loan Guarantee by Nova Scotia Government
August 11, 2016New documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act reveal that the Nova Scotia government’s agreement to give $304 million in grants and loans to Irving Shipbuilding also included a $200 million loan guarantee.
Middle Class Hit Hard By HST Increase Even After Credits, RTI Shows
June 27, 2016The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) obtained new information through the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTI) that shows the HST hike that kicks in on July 1st is going to take a big chunk out of New Bruswickers’ wallets and promised tax credits won’t cover the costs for average working families.
Government Amends Contract to Aid Group Headed by Former Liberal Leader
June 07, 2016The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) says new documents obtained through the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPOP) show the McNeil government amended an agreement between the government and an organization led by former Liberal Leader Danny Graham to ensure the organization got thousands of taxpayer dollars they wouldn’t otherwise have been entitled to.