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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: 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

Sweet Nothing: Fat and Sugar Taxes Don’t Reduce Obesity

November 16, 2017
OTTAWA, ON: In the midst of continued debate in Canada about the imposition of fat and sugar taxes, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today released a new study, Sweet Nothing: Real-World Evidence of Food and Drink Taxes and their Effect on Obesity which analyses the track record of food and drink taxes around the world. View More

Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to federal Fall Economic Statement

October 24, 2017
“Once again, the Trudeau government has shown its commitment to fiscal prudence to be all talk and no walk. After breaking their commitment to run three ‘modest’ deficits before returning to a balanced budget, they have repeatedly refused to lay out a plan to get back to balance, even though a strong economy has provided them with higher than expected revenues. If they can’t balance the budget when the economy is doing well, when can they? View More
COMMENTARIES

A two-front fight to give Canadians a break on booze

December 06, 2017
With the holiday season underway, many Canadians will be taking the time to enjoy a few drinks, whether at office parties, with friends or at home with their families. With the holiday season underway, many Canadians will be taking the time to enjoy a few drinks, whether at office parties, with friends or at home with their families. It won’t be cheap. The sobering fact is most Canadians aren’t even aware that the taxman makes a killing every time they raise a glass. View More

The CRA fails Canadians in more ways than one

November 27, 2017
The release of an Auditor General’s report is rarely a happy occasion for the government of the day, and this fall’s offering from federal Auditor General Michael Ferguson was no exception. Perhaps most surprising was Ferguson’s audit of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s call centers and their staggering inability to handle taxpayers’ calls, and to answer questions properly. View More

Taxpayers take a bath with Marine Atlantic

November 17, 2017
Canada's federal Crown corporations are a motley bunch. A few, like the Bank of Canada, are mostly viewed as indispensable. Most, such as a litany of museums or port authorities, attract little attention because of their benign purpose and relatively small budgets. Some, such as Canada Post, are now seen as increasingly anachronistic in a rapidly changing world. View More

Are you ready for a discount tax?

October 11, 2017
Is it any wonder so many Canadians are fed up with the government constantly coming back for more? The proposed crackdown on employee discounts was yet another nickel-and-dime tax grab by a government that can’t control its spending. 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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