Taxpayers Federation budget submission asks MLAs to reform their pension plan
October 17, 2017BRANDON, MB: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) called on MLAs to reform their pension plan as a key part of a pre-budget submission that also recommended a freeze on government spending and a rejection of new taxes such as a carbon tax or healthcare premium tax.
“Kathleen Wynne’s Moving Company” satirical tour rolls into Queen’s Park
October 16, 2017TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is concluding a cross-province tour with a satirical moving company, called the “Kathleen Wynne Moving Company,” with a stop at Queen’s Park.
Taxpayers Federation launches satirical “Kathleen Wynne Moving Company” to highlight exodus from Ontario
October 03, 2017TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is launching the satirical “Kathleen Wynne Moving Company” to highlight how government policies are making Ontario unaffordable, and forcing businesses and families out of Ontario.
CTF Supports Senior Officials Accountability Bill
September 28, 2017MONTRÉAL, QC - The Canadian Federation of Taxpayers (CTF), through its Director-General, Quebec, Carl Vallée, issued the following statement following the introduction of the Bill by Éric Caire, Member of Parliament for La Peltrie to amend the Public Administration Act and other provisions to ensure that a deputy minister or an officer of an organization is accountable for the efficiency of his department or agency to the National Assembly.
CTF to Morneau: back off your small business tax hikes
September 18, 2017OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s (CTF) took to the sky over Ottawa today to express its opposition to the contentious small business tax changes being proposed by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. The banner towed behind a small plane read: “No Small Biz Tax Hike”
GTH land purchase based on ‘factually wrong’ information
September 11, 2017REGINA, SK: The Global Transportation Hub based its decision to pay too much for 204 acres of land on information that’s “factually wrong,” according to documents obtained through freedom of information requests and a report issued by the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner. In light of this revelation, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is renewing its call for a full and independent audit of the GTH land deal.
Push for New Pop Tax by Newfoundland Medical Association a “Tax Grab” - CTF
September 07, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is firing back at a proposal by the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association to implement a new tax on sugary drinks. CTF says that a pop tax would hit those who can least afford it the most, result in provincial job losses and won’t dramatically benefit peoples’ health.
ICBC Needs Overhaul
September 05, 2017VANCOUVER, BC: With news that BC drivers are getting dinged with an 8 per cent rate increase for their auto insurance, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the BC government to end ICBC’s monopoly and open it up to private competition to reduce rates.
Government employees take 65% more sick days than private sector counterparts
August 30, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation today released a comparison of employee sick day data as compiled by Statistics Canada, which shows a consistent gap between government and private sector workers.
Les fonctionnaires prennent leurs congés de maladie les lundis et les vendredis
August 30, 2017MONTRÉAL, QC – Des documents obtenus en vertu de la Loi d’accès aux documents des organismes publics et sur la protection des renseignements personnels par la Fédération canadienne des contribuables (FCC) montrent que les bureaucrates québécois assujettis à la Loi sur la fonction publique ont pris leurs congés de maladie, en moyenne, plus souvent les lundis et les vendredis que tout autre jour de la semaine en 2016.
Labour Day Reality Check: Government employees take 65% more sick days than private sector workers
August 30, 2017VANCOUVER, BC: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has discovered a “More Sick Days Virus” (MSDV) that is sweeping the nation.
Illegal Migrants Crisis: The CTF Calls on Governments
August 08, 2017MONTRÉAL, QC - The Canadian Federation of Taxpayers (CTF) is asking the governments of Canada, Quebec and the City of Montreal to account for the costs of the massive influx of illegal migrants crossing the border.
ICBC Needs Fast and Furious Changes
August 22, 2017VANCOUVER, BC: In light of the looming 30 per cent hike to basic car insurance, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the BC government to end ICBC’s monopoly over the selling of basic auto insurance and to turn ICBC into a VanCity-style co-op owned by policy holders.
Heures supplémentaires des policiers de Montréal: victoire pour les contribuables!
August 15, 2017MONTRÉAL, QC – Les médias rapportent que ce sont désormais les cadets qui assureront la gestion de la circulation d'une grande partie des chantiers de construction en vertu d'une nouvelle convention collective. Rappelons que la Fédération canadienne des contribuables (FCC) a dévoilé la semaine dernière que les policiers de Montréal ont effectué plus de 255 000 heures supplémentaires à faire cette tâche au cours des 18 derniers mois au coût approximatif de 15 millions de dollars.
Colin Craig named CTF Interim Alberta Director as Paige MacPherson begins maternity leave
July 31, 2017CALGARY, AB: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is pleased to announce that our Alberta Director, Paige MacPherson, will be taking her maternity leave effective July 31, 2017, and is delighted to welcome our Interim Alberta Director, Colin Craig, during that time.
Taxpayers can’t afford the bill for Diversity Gardens
July 29, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on federal, provincial and municipal governments to reverse their decision to spend $70 million on the Diversity Gardens project while running massive deficits.
Saskatchewanians oppose PST charges on insurance premiums
July 26, 2017More than 78 per cent of people in Saskatchewan oppose the Saskatchewan government’s decision to charge PST on insurance premiums, according to an Insightrix poll commissioned by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).
Tomorrow marks 100th anniversary of introduction of the federal income tax
July 24, 2017The proposal for a ‘temporary’ War Tax Upon Incomes (which later became the Income Tax Act) was first introduced in the House of Commons by Conservative Finance Minister Sir William Thomas White on July 25, 1917, exactly 100 years ago tomorrow.
Formule E: La FCC demande à Québec de ne pas gaspiller davantage d'argent des contribuables
July 23, 2017MONTRÉAL, QC – La Fédération canadienne des contribuables (FCC) demande au gouvernement du Québec de ne pas dépenser un seul dollar supplémentaire en appui au ePrix de Montréal. Montréal est la seule des neuf villes hôtesses à débourser des fonds publics pour payer les droits de la course.