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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.
Petitions

Federal: No Federal Carbon Tax

Federal
Your government’s plan to impose a “pan-Canadian carbon framework” – a carbon tax - on any province that refuses to do so itself will be an unfair hit to Canadian families, businesses and rural communities. Sign the petition

BC: Cut Vancouver housing taxes

British Columbia
Housing costs in the Lower Mainland are out of control. But more taxes are not the answer. Instead, you need to cut back the 37% of housing costs that go to government. Sign the petition

AB: 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

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

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

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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/new-brunswick-moves-to-clean-up-faulty-property-assessments

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.
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Alberta budget shocks taxpayers

Interview with CTF VP, Communications Scott Hennig on the 2017 Alberta Budget.
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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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/kevin-o-leary-signs-fututre-generation-s-pledge

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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/o-leary-signs-pledge-to-balance-the-federal-budget-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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-questions-spending-on-swanky-conference-by-bc-lottery

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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/victory--bc-government-announces-plans-to-scrap-the-msp

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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/victory--bc-government-announces-plans-to-cut-msp

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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/bc-government-announces-cuts-to-the-msp

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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/2017-ctf-teddy-waste-awards

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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/victoria-bridge-wins-ctf-s-municipal-teddy

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.
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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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/charmaine-stick-s-fight-for-band-accountability

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.
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/charmaine-stick-s-fight-for-first-nations-transpareny-and-accountability

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 www.taxpayer.com/charmaine
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http://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/band-member-takes-onion-lake-cree-nation-to-court

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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