All Quiet on the Western Front: Redford Capitulates on EqualizationAlberta In war, when one side is clearly beat, they will sometimes put up a token fight before surrendering. No such token resistance was given by Premier Alison Redford as she unconditionally capitulated to the status quo or worse on the federal Equalization program.
More Evidence Hydro Can't IgnoreManitoba The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released an audit letter today showing serious concerns with expenses being racked up at the Tataskweyak Cree Nation related to Manitoba Hydro projects.
BC: Time to Link Provincial and Municipal Election DatesBritish Columbia We should vote for MLAs, mayors, councillors and school trustees at the same time.
WCB Has Some Explaining To DoSaskatchewan What would your boss say if you were responsible for a project at work and it went $13 million over budget? Most people would answer “yes” to any of those penalties. Oddly enough, the provincial government’s Workers Compensation Board (WCB) is saying “no.”
BC: Corrigan and Olewiler are Right on TransitWe agree with Burnaby's leftie mayor and TransLink's chair? Surely the apocalypse is upon us! Read More
Tax Talk #29: Senate SillinessWhere is the Senate putting all our money? Read More
Senators do a need a lecture - in ethicsDespite the gold plated pension, $132,400 salary and great perks, the Senate of Canada can be a pretty depressing place to work these days. With ongoing expense scandals and an RCMP investigation workplace morale is likely at an all-time low. Presumably this is why Canada’s upper chamber hired a motivational speaker to help rally the troops and weather the storm of infuriated taxpayers. Read More
BC: Trips South Have More Than DoubledMore BC residents are headed south for cheaper gas and everything else. Read More
Victory: Pay for Senate's "No-Meet Committee" ScrappedWith Canadians’ frustration with the Senate reaching all-time highs, there is finally some good news regarding one of the seemingly countless ongoing Senate scandals. Read More
Tax Talk #28: Equalization - the haves pay, while the debtors playThe west needs to negotiate a better deal on equalization. Read More
Thank You, TaxpayersToday is Tax Freedom Day, the day we stop working for the state, and start working for ourselves! Read More
SK: Drilling Down Further Into Saskatchewan's WooingIn a previous blog post I looked at how Saskatchewan had been wooing Manitobans to move there in record numbers. In this blog post I drill further into Saskatchewan's wooing - nation-wide. Read More
BC: Bennett and Ashton to Head Up Cost Cutting ReviewChristy Clark has called for a core review, and made two inspired choices to lead it. Read More
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The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released documents today showing the cost of negotiating dams in northern Manitoba has now skyrocketed to $220 million ($223,600,000 including Bipole III). In the past, whistleblowers raised concerns about some of the funds being used to pay people to attend meetings and door prizes such as Xboxes, TVs and deepfreezes.
A photo of an unidentified Niagara Regional Police officer, apparently asleep in her cruiser, has become a local Internet sensation. The undated photo taken at an unidentified location shows a blond police officer sitting in her unlocked cruiser, hands folded across her lap, mouth open, evidently asleep.