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Campaign: SK: Reasonable not Rich Pensions

No one expects a government employee to work for peanuts. But at the same time, their pay and benefits shouldn’t be head and shoulders above the people footing the bill
PETITIONS

SK: Build a Saskatchewan Heritage Fund

Saskatchewan
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SK: Say No to a Carbon Tax!

Saskatchewan
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SK: Make Workers Compensation Board Refunds Automatic

Saskatchewan
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SK: Stop Saskatchewan's Dive into Debt

Saskatchewan
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Federal: Stop Bailing Out Government Employee Pension Plans

Federal, Saskatchewan
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NEWS RELEASES

Taxpayers Federation Supports Saskatchewan’s Commitment to Trim Spending

March 20, 2017
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) supports Premier Brad Wall’s commitment to trim spending in the upcoming budget. In a video released on social media, Premier Wall promised that “controlling and reducing government spending” would be a key measure taken in the budget to be released on Mar. 22, 2017. View More

Federal Government Censors Carbon Tax Plans for Saskatchewan

March 10, 2017
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the federal government to fully release heavily censored plans for implementing a carbon tax in Saskatchewan. The CTF obtained the documents through access-to-information legislation, but the content is almost entirely blacked out. View More

COMMENTARIES

If we’re praying for another boom, we better be prepared

March 02, 2017
It may seem strange to call for a savings plan while Saskatchewan is struggling with a deficit. However, under this plan, the low commodity prices are unlikely to hit the $1.5-billion trigger in the immediate future. More importantly, implementing these recommendations will ensure there’s a plan in place if we’re blessed with another boom. View More

The NDP must find its way on carbon taxes

February 14, 2017
Saskatchewanians across the political spectrum are worried a carbon tax will make it harder for them to drive to work and heat their homes, but won’t actually the environment. If both sides of the Legislature unite in the fight against carbon taxes, it will send a strong message to Ottawa. The NDP must chart the correct course on carbon taxes to find its way out of the wilderness. View More

Spending can't go up when revenues go down

November 29, 2016
Saskatchewan’s operational deficit is now more than a billion dollars, according to the province’s mid-year fiscal update. Diving that deeply into debt is a serious threat to the province’s financial health. It’s time to make tough decisions. View More

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IN THE NEWS

Saskatchewan plans to cut corporate taxes

October 26, 2012

Prairie Director Colin Craig comments on the announced corporate tax cut in the Saskatchewan Throne Speech. Colin applauds the move and says the government should be considering personal income tax cuts as well. He says in order to achieve tax cuts the government must first control its spending.

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Billboards demand reform to MP pension plan

August 10, 2012

At a Regina news conference, CTF Prairie Director Colin Craig calls for changes to the MP pension plan.  The CTF has launched a billboard campaign calling on the federal government to make significant changes to the gold-plated plan.

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Sask Film Tax Credit Briefing

March 28, 2012

A short explanation on why the film industry is upset about the government's plan to get rid of the film tax credit. Right now the government gives the film industry upwards of 55% of their wages. Meanwhile, the typical Saskatchewan business receives nothing.

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PRESENTATIONS

Creating opportunity by controlling spending

February 21, 2011

A little over a decade ago, Saskatchewan was crippled by high income taxes, business taxes, sales taxes and property taxes. Saskatchewan was a ―have-not province, completely dependent on handouts from other provinces.

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eCycle Solutions web page

August 21, 2009

This is a copy of the eCycle Solutions web page where it states, "Because we are government subsidized our services represent a significant cost savings for you," a statement that vanished following a CTF commentary that pointed to the unfair playing field created by government-mandated eWaste recycling programs.

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