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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
COMMENTARIES

Will Morneau Give Us A Balanced Budget Plan?

March 07, 2017
In the 2015 election, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals campaigned on a simple fiscal plan. You could like it or not (and we at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation certainly did not) but at least it had the benefit of clarity: if elected, they would run three years of “modest” deficits, which in their interpretation meant no more than $10 billion in the first year and less in the next two, followed by a return to balance. View More

Are First Nations leaders obligated to provide transparency?

March 02, 2017
Charmaine Stick is preparing for a trip. She’ll leave her kids with a babysitter and drive six hours from the Onion Lake Cree Nation to Regina. She’s not catching a concert or going to the spa. She’s going to a courtroom to hear lawyers argue over a question she raised: Do First Nations leaders have an obligation to publish basic financial documents such as their salaries and the band’s audited financial statements? View More

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

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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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