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Canadians paying $1.4 billion each year in gasoline tax-on-tax

Federal The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on the federal government to end the practice of applying the HST/GST after provincial and federal excise taxes have already been charged. This practice of “tax-on-tax” was highlighted as part of the CTF’s 19th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day, with press conferences held across the country from Calgary to Montreal.

Contract Opportunity: Interim Alberta Communications Director

Alberta The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has a 14-month maternity leave contract opportunity for the position of Interim Communications Director – Alberta.

Pallister’s carbon tax exemption for farmers acknowledges policy failures

Manitoba REGINA, SK: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is claiming an important victory as Premier Brian Pallister admits carbon taxes are harmful for farmers and is now calling on him to acknowledge the same is true for all Manitobans.

Career Opportunity: British Columbia Director

British Columbia The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), Canada’s leading non-partisan, not-for-profit, citizens’ advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government has an opening for the position of Communications Director – British Columbia.
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New Brunswick moves to clean up faulty property assessments

CTF Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey comments on revelations Service News Brunswick invented home renovations to increase property tax assessments on over 2,000 properties.

Alberta budget shocks taxpayers

Interview with CTF VP, Communications Scott Hennig on the 2017 Alberta Budget.

Shocking levels of Alberta government debt

CTF VP, Communications Scott Hennig talks about the shocking levels of debt projected in the 2017 Alberta Budget. It will be $45 billion this year and is expected to increase to $71 billion in 2020.

Kevin O'Leary signs fututre generation's pledge

Conservative federal leader candidate Kevin O'Leary signs Generation Screwed's Future Generations Protection Pledge promising to balance the Federal budget within two years if elected Prime Minister.

O'Leary signs pledge to balance the federal budget if elected Prime Minister

Conservative Party leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary signs pledge promising to balance the federal budget within two years if elected Prime Minister.

CTF questions spending on swanky conference by BC Lottery

A Freedom of Information request by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation uncovered BC Lottery Corporation's $208,000 loss on its 2016 New Horizons in Responsible Gaming conference.

Victory: BC government announces plans to scrap the MSP

fter a long hard fought battle by the CTF, the BC government announces cuts to Medical Services Premium.

VICTORY: BC government announces plans to cut MSP

CTF BC director Jordan Bateman has been battling for years to have the BC government cut the Medical Services Premium. He was delighted when the government announced plans in this year's budget to reduce the premium.

BC government announces cuts to the MSP

BC government announces plans to cut the Medical Services Premiums. If the government is re-elected, the premium will be cut in half for those earning less than a $100,000.

2017 CTF Teddy Waste Awards

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation held its 19th annual Teddy Waste Awards ceremony, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste from the past year. CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick served as host, joined by the CTF’s pig mascot Porky the Waster Hater and talented event hostess Sam.

Victoria Bridge Wins CTF's Municipal Teddy

CTF awarded its Municipal Teddy to the City of Victoria for its bungled Blue Bridge project. This was part of the CTF's annual Teddy Awards held this year on February 22nd honouring the best of the worst of government spending.

Rachel Notley tells Albertans to "take the bus"

The CTF's Alberta Director Paige MacPherson on the tone-deaf Premier Rachel Notley telling Albertans to take the bus if they don't like the carbon tax.

Charmaine Stick's fight for Band accountability

For years, Onion Lake Cree Nation band member, Charmaine Stick, has been battling her band council to release salaries of its chief and councilors and as well the band's financial documents. With the help of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, she will soon have her day in court.

Charmaine Stick's fight for First Nations Transpareny and Accountability

Meet Charmaine Stick. She is an unbelievably brave First Nations woman who has been standing up to her chief and band council. If she is successful with her court action, it will set the precedent across Canada. The CTF is proud to stand with her. Share this video and learn more about how you can support Charmaine at

Band member takes Onion Lake Cree Nation to court

Onion Lake Cree Nation Band member Charmaine Stick is taking her band's chief and council to court to force them to release the band's financial statements.
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