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Campaign: MB: Raise the Basic Personal Amount

Every time the Manitoba government raises the minimum wage, guess what businesses do? Yes, they have to pass those higher labour costs on to you the consumer by raising prices.

Campaign: MB: Get Manitoba's Debt Under Control

Manitoba's debt is increasing at $47 per second or roughly $4 million per day.

Campaign: MB: End Bracket Creep

Manitoba is one of three provinces in Canada that has yet to protect taxpayers by indexing its tax system for inflation. Because the government has not made the change, Manitobans' incomes are secretly taxed each year by a back door form of taxation known as 'bracket creep.'

Campaign: Help us remind Manitoba politicians to reverse the PST hike

PETITIONS

MB: Investigate Manitoba Hydro

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MB: Say No to a Carbon Tax!

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MB: Cut subsidies for political parties

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MB: Stop the Manitoba Debt Clock

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NEWS RELEASES

Manitoba Must Trim Spending as Interest Costs Rise

March 20, 2017
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the Manitoba government to trim spending as interest payments on the provincial debt are going up by millions, according to the province’s third-quarter fiscal update. View More

Taxpayers Federation calls for MLA pension reform

January 12, 2017
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on MLAs to reform their pension plan in recommendations presented to the Commissioner for MLA Pay, Allowances and Retirement Benefits. The CTF also recommended making the MLA pension report public and reducing MLA salaries by 5%. View More

Manitobans finally free from bracket creep

December 28, 2016
New Year’s Day will bring the end to an old problem in Manitoba: bracket creep. The provincial government will start indexing tax brackets to inflation starting Jan. 1, 2017, and that’s a significant victory after years of campaigning by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF). View More

COMMENTARIES

Manitoba should join Saskatchewan neighbour to oppose Ottawa’s carbon tax

March 11, 2017
Backbencher MLAs are often dismissed as blind followers, but that’s only true if they simply take orders from political consultants rather than listening to constituents. Even a handful of rural MLAs can change this debate by standing up in caucus and stating the obvious: a carbon tax won’t help the environment, but it will hurt farmers, Manitoba agriculture, and the entire provincial economy. View More

Financial health is worth the strain

February 28, 2017
Restoring Manitoba’s financial health was the defining issue of the last election and everyone recognizes the obvious benefits of reducing a debt that already costs $873 million in interest payments every year. But doing the right thing isn’t easy. View More

Pallister plays Robin to Wall’s Batman in the fight against carbon taxes

December 21, 2016
If the policy fight against a carbon tax were a superhero movie, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall would be Batman – that’s obvious. But it was surprising to see the role of Robin go to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. Together, they were the only premiers who refused to sign on to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax scheme at the recent first ministers meeting. View More

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IN THE NEWS

Manitoba's looming debt crisis

December 17, 2012

CTF Prairie Director Colin Craig discusses the causes of Manitoba's rapidly growing debt and the provincial government's seeming indifference to the problem.

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More taxes in 2012 Manitoba Budget

May 07, 2012

The 2012 Manitoba Budget brought in new tax increases for provincial taxpayers -- from an increase in gas taxes and fees to an expansion of the provincial sales tax.

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PRESENTATIONS

Too Many Holes in Bi Pole 3 Plan

October 26, 2009

A coalition of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s (CTF) Colin Craig, former United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee President Jim Collinson, Electrical Engineering Specialist John Roschuk and University of Manitoba Professor Emeritus Jim Graham released today an analysis on the recently proposed BiPole 3 routes. View More

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