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You’re Almost Out of Time to Read the Income Tax Act Before Filing Deadline

Federal With only about two days left to the April 30 midnight tax filing deadline, it may already be too late to try and read the federal Income Tax Act. That’s because it’s 3,060 pages long – that’s 1,065,588 words – and would take the average reader more than 59 hours to read (not that many would want to).

CTF Congratulates Bombardier, Looks Forward to Bailout Request Withdrawal

Federal Today the CTF offered Bombardier its congratulations on landing a major order for its CSeries planes from Delta Air Lines, which could ultimately be worth up to $5.6 billion.

Ontario Should Stop Subsidizing Luxury Vehicles for Millionaires

Ontario • Ontario has spent over $39 million in taxpayer money on subsidies for electric vehicles • Subsidies include $14,243,710.50 for luxury cars that retail over $70,000, and $867,679 for cars that retail over $100,000

Manitoba MLAs need to fix pension plan

Manitoba The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on newly elected Manitoba MLAs to reform their own pension plan. Currently, MLAs have a defined benefit pension plan that pays out specific amounts regardless of the amount they actually contribute.
Petitions

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

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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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CTF opposes Nova Scotia government newspaper ad on pharmacare program

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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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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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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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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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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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Translink suffers crushing defeat

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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.
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