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Canadian Taxpayers Federation launches campaign to end federal tax grab on liquor
December 04, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation launched the No Escalator Tax campaign demanding the repeal of the federal government’s legislation that automatically raises taxes on beer, wine and spirits each year based on the rate of inflation.
First Nations Activist Launches Court Application Demanding Transparency
November 21, 2017REGINA, SK: First Nations activist Harrison Thunderchild has launched a court application demanding transparency from Thunderchild First Nation.
Sweet Nothing: Fat and Sugar Taxes Don’t Reduce Obesity
November 16, 2017OTTAWA, 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.
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?
Report: Provinces woefully unprepared for aging population
September 29, 2017Just in time for National Seniors Day (October 1) the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a report today that examines how prepared provincial governments are for our nation’s aging population.
CTF to Morneau: back off your small business tax hikes
September 18, 2017OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s (CTF) took to the sky over Ottawa today to express its opposition to the contentious small business tax changes being proposed by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. The banner towed behind a small plane read: “No Small Biz Tax Hike”
Government employees take 65% more sick days than private sector counterparts
August 30, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation today released a comparison of employee sick day data as compiled by Statistics Canada, which shows a consistent gap between government and private sector workers.
Tomorrow marks 100th anniversary of introduction of the federal income tax
July 24, 2017The proposal for a ‘temporary’ War Tax Upon Incomes (which later became the Income Tax Act) was first introduced in the House of Commons by Conservative Finance Minister Sir William Thomas White on July 25, 1917, exactly 100 years ago tomorrow.
Canadian Taxpayers Federation launches petition calling on Yukon government to scrap carbon tax plans
July 21, 2017OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has launched a petition calling on the Yukon government to scrap its plans for a carbon tax.