Some Good NDP Moves Worth MentioningManitoba Manitoba’s NDP government is getting a lot of well-deserved criticism these days for higher sales taxes, skyrocketing debt... However, the provincial government has managed to eek out a few worthy initiatives that deserve praise.
Major Manitoba Business and Taxpayer Organizations Urge Premier Selinger to Reverse PST HikeManitoba Six major business and taxpayer organizations in Manitoba pen open letter to Premier Selinger, urging him to reverse his PST increase decision.
Saskatchewan Attracting Manitobans in DrovesSaskatchewan The numbers don't lie, more and more Manitobans are packing up and moving to Saskatchewan. Here's a look at why...
CTF Exposes the ‘Not So Poor’ Living in Calgary Subsidized HousingAlberta The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released the results of its investigation into subsidized housing in Calgary today. The CTF discovered 1,208 tenants making between $50,000 and $172,000 living in housing subsidized by the Calgary Housing Company (CHC).
Senators do a need a lecture - in ethicsDespite the gold plated pension, $132,400 salary and great perks, the Senate of Canada can be a pretty depressing place to work these days. With ongoing expense scandals and an RCMP investigation workplace morale is likely at an all-time low. Presumably this is why Canada’s upper chamber hired a motivational speaker to help rally the troops and weather the storm of infuriated taxpayers. Read More
BC: Trips South Have More Than DoubledMore BC residents are headed south for cheaper gas and everything else. Read More
Victory: Pay for Senate's "No-Meet Committee" ScrappedWith Canadians’ frustration with the Senate reaching all-time highs, there is finally some good news regarding one of the seemingly countless ongoing Senate scandals. Read More
Tax Talk #28: Equalization - the haves pay, while the debtors playThe west needs to negotiate a better deal on equalization. Read More
Thank You, TaxpayersToday is Tax Freedom Day, the day we stop working for the state, and start working for ourselves! Read More
SK: Drilling Down Further Into Saskatchewan's WooingIn a previous blog post I looked at how Saskatchewan had been wooing Manitobans to move there in record numbers. In this blog post I drill further into Saskatchewan's wooing - nation-wide. Read More
BC: Bennett and Ashton to Head Up Cost Cutting ReviewChristy Clark has called for a core review, and made two inspired choices to lead it. Read More
Manitobans protesting against PST hikeRead More
BC: What's VASSA? And How Much is it Costing the Vancouver School District?How much money was spent sending school administrators to Whistler? Read More
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The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released documents today showing the cost of negotiating dams in northern Manitoba has now skyrocketed to $220 million ($223,600,000 including Bipole III). In the past, whistleblowers raised concerns about some of the funds being used to pay people to attend meetings and door prizes such as Xboxes, TVs and deepfreezes.
A photo of an unidentified Niagara Regional Police officer, apparently asleep in her cruiser, has become a local Internet sensation. The undated photo taken at an unidentified location shows a blond police officer sitting in her unlocked cruiser, hands folded across her lap, mouth open, evidently asleep.