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Major penalty: CTF examines impact of personal income taxes on NHL players, teams & salary cap

Federal A paper co-authored by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) and Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) reveals that Montréal, Los Angeles, San Jose and Anaheim are some of the least financially attractive destinations for NHL players due to high tax rates.

After Working Just Two Years MLAs Can Cash in on Pension

Atlantic “It’s time for politicians to scrap this program once and for all. Our politicians are accepting fat pensions while asking Nova Scotians to accept cuts in services and higher taxes,” added Lacey.

CTF Releases 2015 Federal Election Spending Tracker

Federal The Canadian Taxpayers Federation today released its first federal election spending tracker, tabulating the cost of all promises made by the three main political parties during the course of the 2015 federal election campaign.

Fighting for Taxpayers: Battles Fought & Battles Ahead


BC: Save the Pattullo drivers

British Columbia
We request you order an independent, peer agency review into TransLink’s Pattullo Bridge repair plan to ensure it’s both necessary and done right, especially in light of the construction of a new Pattullo Bridge within a few years. Sign the petition

ON: Reverse the Beer Tax Hike

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

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

Federal: I Stand with Irv

Irvin Leroux lost everything fighting the CRA over the past 18 years – but he delivered an important victory for taxpayers: a ruling saying CRA owes all of us a “duty of care” when dealing with our tax issues. Sign the petition

ON: No Cap & Trade Tax in 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

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

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

Federal: National Referendum on Abolishing the Senate

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

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

MB: Reverse PST Hike

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

Federal: Lower Gas Taxes & Dedicate Them to Roads

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

Federal: Balance the Federal Budget

Since 2008-09, the federal government has run five successive deficit budgets, adding more than $150 billion to our federal debt. 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

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 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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Recent Media

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Translink suffers crushing defeat

British Columbians crush BC's mayors' attempt to increase the PST to cover upgrades to TransLink. The vote suggests people are not only fed up with tax increases, but are demanding major reforms to TransLink.

CTF unveils new book celebrating its 25th anniversary

CTF President Troy Lanigan discusses his book, Fighting for Taxpayers, Battles Fought & Battles Ahead. The book looks back at the first 25 years of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

Stop the tax-on-tax on gas taxes

In its annual Gas Tax Honesty Day event, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on the federal government to quit applying GST to federal and provincial excise taxes.

Gas taxes in Victoria hitting record levels

Gas taxes in the greater Victoria are already at 42 cents a litre. And with the Capital Region Transit System demanding even more gas tax revenues, proposed increases would have Victoria consumers paying some of the highest gas taxes in North America.

30% gas taxes in Saskatchewan

Though Saskatchewan has one of the lowest levels of gas taxes in Canada, its 30% rate still shocks consumers.

What happened in the 2015 Alberta Budget?

Acting Alberta Director Scott Hennig gives the 2015 Alberta budget a grade of D. There were numerous tax increases, but with per capita spending in Alberta 11% higher than British Columbia, why were there were no spending cuts?

Alberta Budget: Why were there no spending cuts?

With Alberta spending 11% higher per capita than British Columbia, Acting Alberta Director Scott Hennig asks why there were no spending cuts in the 2015 budget?

Numerous tax increases in 2015 Alberta Budget

Acting Alberta Director Scott Hennig comments on the major tax increases and the lack of spending cuts in the Alberta budget.

CTF Awards TransLink Lifetime Achievement Teddy

At its 17th Annual Teddy Awards held in Ottawa on March 4, 2015, the CTF honored B.C.s TransLink with a Lifetime Achievement Teddy for going above and beyond the call of duty in wasting provincial tax dollars.
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