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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

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: 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

CTF Slams Bombardier Bailout

February 07, 2017
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) expressed disappointment to today’s federal announcement of (another) corporate welfare handout to Bombardier. View More

Federal Bureaucrats Rack Up Pricey Relocation Expenses

January 16, 2017
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation released access-to-information documents showing the high cost of federal government employee relocations, with at least 16 relocations costing $100,000 or more. “The government got into hot water last year over excessive relocation costs for political staff,” said CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick. “But the reality is taxpayers are also on the hook for even more generous relocations for many federal bureaucrats.” View More
COMMENTARIES

Ten Reasons The Bombardier Bailout Is Bad News

February 13, 2017
Last week, the Trudeau government announced a $372.5 million ‘repayable loan’ to Bombardier, who had been asking for $1.3 billion in support for it’s C-Series aircraft since November 2015. While Bombardier executives are all smiles at this announcement, here are ten reasons why this bailout is bad news for Canadians. View More

Is Minister Morneau Planning Tax Hikes By Stealth?

January 25, 2017
In last year’s federal budget, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that the Liberal government would embark on a review of federal tax credits. Many groups – including the Canadian Taxpayers Federation - voiced their support. Unfortunately, there are worrying signs that Minister Morneau’s real intent is to use “simplification” as political cover to hike taxes by stealth for millions of Canadians. View More

Equalization delivers (another) slap in the face

January 11, 2017
While all Canadians pay into equalization, the benefits are unequal. The Quebec government will collect $11.1 billion from equalization next year and that means it’s getting $828 more per Quebecer than the amount averages Quebecers pay into the program. Manitobans come out ahead by $878 per capita. Nova Scotians and New Brunswickers average $1,371 and $1,823 respectively. Prince Edward Island is the biggest winner with a per capita haul of $2,121. View More

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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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