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Campaign: FED: Balance the Budget

Canada’s federal debt is growing at a rate $80 million per day. This level of borrowing is costing Canadians not just the principal, but additional interest each year.

Campaign: Fighting for First Nations Accountability with Charmaine Stick

Campaign: No Carbon Taxes!

Campaign: Stop the Federal government's attack on the middle class

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s proposed changes to small business taxes will be one of the most dramatic changes in tax system in 45 years, and the Federal government wants to ram it through in 75 days.
PETITIONS

Federal: Chop the meat tax

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Federal: Repeal the Tax Escalator

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Federal: No Small Business Tax Hikes

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Scrap the Yukon Carbon Tax

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Federal: No Money for Omar Khadr

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Federal: No Federal Carbon Tax

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Federal: Enforce Transparency for First Nations

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Federal: End Corporate Welfare

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Federal: Stop the Employment Insurance Rip-Off

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Federal: National Referendum on Abolishing the Senate

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Federal: Re-negotiate Equalization

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Federal: Put Parliament's Expense Receipts Online

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Federal: Lower Gas Taxes & Dedicate Them to Roads

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Federal: Aboriginal policy reform

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Federal: Balance the Federal Budget

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Federal: Stop Bailing Out Government Employee Pension Plans

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NEWS RELEASES

20th annual CTF Teddy Awards for government waste

February 14, 2018
OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today held its 20th annual Teddy Waste Awards ceremony, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste from the past year. CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick served as host, joined by the CTF’s pig mascot Porky the Waster Hater and talented event hostess Jessica. The awards event took place on Parliament Hill in the Charles Lynch Press Theatre. View More

CTF releases federal pre-budget submission

February 01, 2018
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation released its 2018 pre-budget submission to the federal government. Balanced budget, debt reduction, axing carbon tax, ending corporate welfare among CTF recommendations. 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 New Year's Tax Changes for 2018

December 27, 2017
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has released its annual report crunching the numbers on new year’s tax changes for Canadians, most of whom will only see minor changes in their tax bill for 2018. View More
COMMENTARIES

Here's how to balance the federal budget

February 16, 2018
During the 2015 election campaign, the Trudeau Liberal platform was clear: if elected to form a government, they would run three “modest” deficits of under $10 billion per year, with a return to balance in the fourth year. View More

Trump tax cuts could spell trouble for Canada

January 02, 2018
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau once remarked that Canada's relationship with the United States was like sleeping next to an elephant: "No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, one is affected by every twitch and grunt." View More

Actually, Minister Joly got it right with Netflix

December 21, 2017
In September 2016, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly launched a review of the federal government’s cultural policies with the laudable goal of making them “better suited to today’s digital reality.” The result, released a year later, was rather short of a revolution, including such predictable boilerplate as more taxpayers subsidies for cultural corporate welfare, and more tax dollars to help promote Canadian content abroad. View More

BLOG

Capital gains tax from the sale of your primary residence?

April 10, 2017
We’ve received a few emails recently from people concerned that they now have to report the sale of their home when filing taxes. The concern is that this may mean the government is looking to charge taxes on the money you make when you sell your home. View More
IN THE NEWS

Canada's Pension Problem

December 04, 2012

A plain English video about a complicated matter - expensive government employee pensions costing Canadian taxpayers a fortune!

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PRESENTATIONS

Tax on the menu: Why taxing food and drink won’t make Canadians thinner

November 25, 2013
The CTF report titled: Tax on the Menu: Why taxing food and drink won’t make Canadians thinner. But will make their governments much, much fatter looks at dozens of peer-reviewed academic studies plus ample real world evidence from around the globe proving food taxes of all kinds are entirely ineffective in reducing obesity. View More

2013 Federal Pre-Budget Sumission

November 20, 2013
After five years of profligate spending, the Conservative government of Stephen Harper did a decent job keeping a lid on spending in 2012-13. However, more will need to be done if the government is going to keep the promise they made in the 2011 election. View More
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