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CTF calls on Information Commissioner to investigate potential FOIP violation

Alberta Today the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) sent a letter to Jill Clayton, the Information & Privacy Commissioner requesting that she investigate whether or not the FOIP Act was violated after a CBC investigation found that political officials were tracking and unnecessarily delaying Freedom of Information requests by the CTF.

CTF Launches Ad Campaign

Ontario New ad campaign launches in Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s riding

Sign our Petition calling for the revoking of pensions for convicted MPs & Senators!

Federal MPs and Senators should not collect their Parliamentary pension if convicted of defrauding taxpayers. SIGN OUR PETITION!

Order a copy of Tax Me I’m Canadian! (New Edition)

Author Mark Milke (Fraser Institute) has revised his best-selling book with 80% new material.

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

BC: Post MLA expenses online

British Columbia
We demand that British Columbia's MLAs fully disclose their expenses online. 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

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

AB: No Tax Hikes!

In August 2011 Premier Redford committed in writing, if elected, her government would balance the budget by 2013 without raising taxes. 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

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

SK: Debt Free Saskatchewan

From 2012 to 2017 the Saskatchewan government plans to repay a mere $400 million of provincial debt. Sign the petition

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MB: More Hydro Food for Thought

MB: More Hydro Food for ThoughtLawrence Haberman, a former Assistant Deputy Minister with the provincial government's Department of Energy, contacted the CTF with some concerns about Manitoba Hydro's risky development plan, Here is what Lawrence has to say... Read More


Recent Media

Mike Duffy and the future of the Senate

CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas is interviewed by the Fifth Estate as part of its program on the Mike Duffy expense scandal and its impact on the Senate and Conservative government.

2014 Teddy Awards

The CTF hands out its 2014 Teddy Awards honoring the best of the worst of government waste.

Fat tax for Manitoba?

CTF Prairie Director Colin Craig releases documents obtained through Freedom to Information showing the Manitoba government has consideied implementing a fat tax which the government referred to as a "junk food tax" or a "Healthy Living Levy."

CTF releases report on the costs of Victoria's new sewage treatment plant

CTF B.C. Director Jordan Bateman describes the rapidly increasing costs for the Victoria sewage treatment plant. He says taxpayers will be hit with significant tax increases to pay the bill.

Two Senators charged with defrauding taxpayers

CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas reacts to the RCMP formally charging two senators for fraud. Gregory called for a Senator or MP's pensions to be revoked if the individual is criminally convicted of defrauding taxpayers.

Time to reign in government worker pension plans in Saskatchewan

At a Regina news conference, Prairie Director Colin Craig calls on Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall to continue the reforms of NDP leader Alan Blakeney and convert the remaining defined benefit pension plans to defined contribution plans.

CTF calls for audit of Winnipeg's new police headquarters

In a joint news conference, the Winnipeg Labour Council and Canadian Taxpayers Federation call for an audit of the new Winnipeg police headquarters -- currently $75 million over budget.

Alberta's debt spiral

Alberta director Derek Fildebrandt discusses the provinces return to debt and the ramifications for future taxpayers.

CTF releases information on cost of 'Building Alberta' Signs

Using Freedom of Information, the CTF discovered in 2013, the Alberta government spent $1 million on 293 advertizing its Build Alberta campaign.

CTF release costs of Building Alberta signs

Document obtained by the CTF through Freedom of Information shows the Alberta government spent over $1 million on 293 Building Alberta signs.

2014 Year End Taxes

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation releases data on tax increases Canadians can expect to pay in 2014.

Bluenose rebuild massively overbudget and behind schedule

CTF Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey releases document obtained through Access to Information showing the rebuild of Bluenose II is now three times over budget and years behind schedule. And there is no end is sight.

More questionable spending at Red River College

A Freedom to Information request by CTF Prairie Director Colin Craig uncovered more questionable spending by the president of Manitoba's Red River College.

CTF EI report exposes staggering usage in rural Newfoundland

Despite a booming economy, a report on Employment Insurance released by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation shows massive EI claims in Newfoundland particularly in rural areas.

Questioning Senate's audit costs

CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas comments on the costs associated with the recent audit of the expenses of Senator Pamela Wallin. The audit costs were higher than here ineligible expenses. Gregory says Canada's Auditor General could have done the audit saving taxpayers the money.
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