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Taxpayers Federation Calls on Toronto Executive Committee to reject calls for bid on Expo 2025

Ontario City Manager Report finds that Toronto’s spending is rising faster than revenue, yet Executive Committee is considering spending hundreds of millions on Expo 2025

Axe the Gasoline Tax-on-Tax

Federal OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the federal government to end the practice of calculating the HST/GST after provincial and federal excise taxes have already been charged. This practice of “tax-on-tax” was highlighted as part of the CTF’s 18th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day, with press conferences held across the country from Vancouver to Fredericton.

Taxpayers Federation Slams Wynne’s $7 Billion Carbon Scheme

Ontario The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is slamming the Wynne government’s plan for $7 billion in spending and a slew new regulations related to home heating and fuel transportation, among other things.

CTF Applauds Trudeau Government’s New Policy Directive on Access to Information

Federal The CTF applauded the new policy directive announced today by Treasury Board President Scott Brison which will see all access to information request fees beyond the initial $5 filing fee dropped, as well as the requirement for officials to release information in more user-friendly formats.
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Bring Alberta Spending Down to BC Levels

Alberta
Alberta’s government now spends $6.5 billion per year more than the government of British Columbia. Yet, BC still delivers expansive social programs and services to its residents. Sign the petition

BC: Freeze the MSP Tax!

British Columbia
On December 31, 2009, monthly MSP for families with children was $108. Since then, it has increased every single year and will go to $150 per month on January 1, 2016. Sign the petition

ON: Reverse the Beer Tax Hike

Ontario
Beer in Ontario is already heavily taxed, and Kathleen Wynne’s plan to hike the tax by another $1 on a case of 24 will make beer even more expensive. Sign the petition

ON: Axe the Travel Tax

Ontario
Flying is one of the most heavily taxed activities in Canada. Sign the petition

ON: No Cap & Trade Tax in Ontario!

Ontario
Ontarians already pay some of the highest hydro prices in North America, and our energy rates continue to rise every year. Sign the petition

AB: No Tax Dollars for Pro Sports Arenas

Alberta
Calgarians support their hockey team and arena voluntarily through ticket sales and concessions, not through taxes. The City of Calgary can support the construction of a new arena in many ways without asking taxpayers to open their wallets. Sign the petition

Federal: No Pensions for Politicians Who Steal

Federal
When an MP or a Senator is convicted of stealing money and abusing the trust of taxpayers while they are sitting in the Parliament of Canada, they should forfeit their right to collect a gold-plated Parliamentary Pension. Sign the petition

NB: Stop the New Brunswick Debt Clock

Atlantic
New Brunswick taxpayers have seen almost every tax and fee raised in an effort to balance the budget, yet the government is still spending hundreds of millions more than they are bringing in. Sign the petition

Federal: National Referendum on Abolishing the Senate

Federal
The Canadian Senate is neither elected nor accountable to Canadians. For nearly 20 years, politicians have dragged their feet on Senate reform. Sign the petition

Federal: Put Parliament's Expense Receipts Online

Federal
MPs and Senators should be transparent and accountable to taxpayers with how they spend taxpayers' money. Sign the petition

MB: Cut the PST

Manitoba
Petition to stop the Manitoba government from raising the PST. Sign the petition

Federal: Lower Gas Taxes & Dedicate Them to Roads

Federal
Require the federal government by law to continue dedicating all gas and diesel taxes to roads. Sign the petition

Federal: Balance the Federal Budget

Federal
The federal government has run deficits in 37 of the last 50 years, which has resulted in a federal debt of over $162 billion. This debt costs Canadians $26 billion dollars per year in interest payments alone. Sign the petition

Federal: Stop Bailing Out Government Employee Pension Plans

Federal, Saskatchewan
Taxpayers can't afford to keep paying billions of dollars each year to bailout government employee pension plans. Sign the petition

NS: Balance the Nova Scotia Budget

Atlantic
We the undersigned, demand the Nova Scotia government honor its commitment to balance the budget in 2013-14 Sign the petition

MB: Eliminate bracket creep

Manitoba
Manitoba is one of the few jurisdictions in Canada that unfairly taxes citizens through a back door form of taxation known as bracket creep. Sign the petition

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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/40--gas-taxes-in-quebec

40% gas taxes in Quebec

At a Montreal news conference CTF Quebec director Carl Vallée breakdowns the high gas taxes paid by people in Quebec as part of the CTF's annual Gas Tax Honesty Day. Taxes work out to about 40% of the price of a litre of gasoline. As part of this, he says each year the average driver pays about $100 in taxes on taxes.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/la-promesse-de-l-Équilibre

LA PROMESSE DE L’ÉQUILIBRE

Maxime Bernier s’engage à rétablir l’équilibre budgétaire dans les 24 mois suivant son élection. Il est le premier à signer le serment pour la protection des générations futures du groupe Générations trompées.
http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/-anti-oppression--training,-bureaucracy,-holds-up-student-clubs

'Anti-oppression' training, bureaucracy, holds up student clubs

If students at the University of Guelph want to start, say, a chess club, they first have to take "anti-oppression" training that includes learning about ableism, saneism, classism and other ideas.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-works-to-ensure-a-pst-cut-is-a-top-election-issue-in-manitoba

CTF works to ensure a PST cut is a top election issue in Manitoba

The CTF unleashes its mascot, Fibber, to push for a cut in the Provincial Sales Tax during the Manitoba provincial election.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-pushes-for-pst-cut-during-manitoba-election

CTF pushes for PST cut during Manitoba election

With Manitoba in the throes of a provincial election, the CTF wants to ensure a cut in the PST tops the agenda for every political party.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-says-alberta-teachers-should-have-salaries-cut-by-10-

CTF says Alberta teachers should have salaries cut by 10%

Alberta teachers are the highest paid teachers in Canada and with layoffs and salary reductions in the Alberta private sector due to collapsing oil prices, the CTF says Alberta teachers should have their salaries reduced by 10%. CTF Alberta Director Paige MacPherson faces off with Jonathan Teghtmeyer of the Alberta Teachers Association.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/2016-teddy-waste-awards

2016 Teddy Waste Awards

On February 24, 2016 the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) held the 18th annual Teddy Waste Awards in Ottawa honouring the best of the worst of government waste.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-opposes-nova-scotia-government-newspaper-ad-on-pharmacare-program

CTF opposes Nova Scotia government newspaper ad on pharmacare program

Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey says taxpayers should not be paying for ad where Premier Stephen McNeil apologizes for problems in the senior's Pharmacare program.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-discusses-bailout-of-supply-management-because-of-trade-deal

CTF discusses bailout of supply management because of trade deal

VP, Communications Scott Hennig discusses the federal government's $4.3 billion handout to supply management industries potentially affected by the Pacific trade deal.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/free-booze-and-food-part-of-nova-scotia-s-golf-sponsorship

Free booze and food part of Nova Scotia's golf sponsorship

CTF's Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey uses Freedom of Information to expose the Nova Scotia government's sponsorship of a local golf tournament. Nova Scotia taxpayers coughed up $300,000 in sponsorship plus spent an additional $23,000 on free booze and food for a VIP tent.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/what-s-ahead-for-translink-

What's ahead for Translink?

Radio interview on Jordan Bateman's involvement in the TransLink plebiscite and what can be done to reform the organization.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/seattle-looks-at-the-impact-of-the-translink-plebiscite

Seattle Looks at the Impact of the TransLink Plebiscite

Seattle, Washington is holding a referendum this fall to receive permission to raise taxes for transit. Does Translink's defeat in its demand for a similar tax in BC set off alarm bells for Seattle?
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/jordan-bateman-explains-why-the-no-side-won

Jordan Bateman explains why the NO side won

Despite being massively outgunned financially, the NO side defeated TransLink's call for more taxes, because people are tired of BC's increasing tax burden. They also want to see a major shake up in how TransLink is run. It needs to become more accountable and open on how it spends tax dollars.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/translink-loses-bid-for-more-tax-dollars

TransLink loses bid for more tax dollars

It wasn't even close. BC voters crush TransLink's bid for more tax revenues. It showed that people do not have confidence in TransLink's ability to operate openly and efficiently.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/bc-director-jordan-bateman-responds-to-translink-vote

BC Director Jordan Bateman responds to TransLink vote

CTF BC Director Jordan Bateman responds to the TransLink vote. People are tired of their increasing tax burden and they want more accountability at TransLink.
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