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Campaign: Abolish Parliamentary Expense Scandals

Recent scandals involving expense claims by Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin, Patrick Brazeau, and Mac Harb could just be the tip of the iceberg.

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!

PETITIONS

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: Balance the Federal Budget

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Federal: Aboriginal policy reform

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Federal: Stop Bailing Out Government Employee Pension Plans

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NEWS RELEASES

CTF applauds rejection of internet tax

June 15, 2017
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is applauding Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly for rejecting the Heritage Committee’s recommendation to impose a new internet tax on Canadians. View More

Canadians paying $1.4 billion each year in gasoline tax-on-tax

May 18, 2017
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on the federal government to end the practice of applying the HST/GST after provincial and federal excise taxes have already been charged. This practice of “tax-on-tax” was highlighted as part of the CTF’s 19th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day, with press conferences held across the country from Calgary to Montreal. View More
COMMENTARIES

Morneau's 'tax escalator' a bad precedent

June 12, 2017
Most taxpayers probably breathed a sigh of relief that Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s spring budget didn’t include any headline-grabbing tax hikes, such as increases in income taxes or business taxes. Rumoured new taxes on health and dental benefits and capital gains thankfully never materialized. View More

Another 'revenue neutral' carbon tax that's anything but

May 25, 2017
Last week, the Trudeau government announced a ‘technical paper’ on its proposed federal carbon tax which suggests it will mimic Alberta’s carbon tax plan, quashing the optimism of those who believed the federal government when they said their carbon tax would be revenue neutral. View More

What does Canada get for being on the UN Security Council?

May 19, 2017
Foreign travel. Embassies. Contributions to international organizations. Few people would claim that international diplomacy is going to be cheap. But with recent news that Canada is gearing up for a potentially expensive campaign to secure a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2021, it’s fair for Canadians to ask: just how much is this special effort going to cost, and what precisely does Canada gain if it wins? View More

Morneau's Missed Chance Should Concern Canadians

March 24, 2017
Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveiled the Trudeau government’s second budget this week, and in many ways it wasn’t a new budget at all, but just a clarification of many measures from last year. In some ways, that’s a relief, because last year was a veritable spending spree, with Morneau plunging the country into a $23 billion deficit (a far cry from the Liberals’ promise of three years of ‘modest’ $10 billion deficits) and didn’t even provide a plan on how they would climb out of it – ever. One can be forgiven for bracing for yet another multi-billion increase in the deficit. 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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