New Brunswick moves to clean up faulty property assessments
April 04, 2017CTF Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey comments on revelations Service News Brunswick invented home renovations to increase property tax assessments on over 2,000 properties.
O'Leary signs pledge to balance the federal budget if elected Prime Minister
March 23, 2017Conservative Party leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary signs pledge promising to balance the federal budget within two years if elected Prime Minister.
Victory: BC government announces plans to scrap the MSP
March 09, 2017fter a long hard fought battle by the CTF, the BC government announces cuts to Medical Services Premium.
CTF questions spending on swanky conference by BC Lottery
March 09, 2017A 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.
Victoria Bridge Wins CTF's Municipal Teddy
February 28, 2017CTF 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.
2017 CTF Teddy Waste Awards
February 28, 2017The 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.
Charmaine Stick's fight for Band accountability
December 22, 2016For 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
December 16, 2016Meet 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
Taking Onion Lake Cree Nation to court over transparency
November 16, 2016As a member of the Onion Lake Cree Nation, Charmaine Stick asked the chief and council to release the band's financial documents. When they refused, Charmaine, with the help of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, decided to take the band to court to force them to release the information.
Charmaine Stick Challenges Onion Lake Cree Nation in court
November 16, 2016With the help of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Onion Lake Cree Nation member is taking her band's leadership to court to force them to release the band's financial documents.
Generation Screwed Debt Clock Tour
September 22, 2016Generation Screwed, the youth wing of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, recently took the Debt Clock on a tour of university campuses. The goal was to let students know that their generation will ultimately be responsible for the debt governments are wracking up today.
CTF awards Irv Leroux TaxFighter of Year Award
June 01, 2016The Canadian Taxpayers Federation awarded BC resident Irv Leroux its TaxFighter of the Year Award at a ceremony this past May. In his decade-long battle with the Canada Revenue Agency over its wrongful tax claim, the courts ruled the CRA owed a Duty of Care to Canadians. The precedent set in this court case -- that the Canadian Taxpayers Federation helped fund -- is already being used in other legal disputes with the federal tax collection agency.
40% gas taxes in Quebec
May 19, 2016At a Montreal news conference CTF Quebec director Carl Vallée breakdowns the high gas taxes paid by people in Quebec as part of the CTF's annual Gas Tax Honesty Day. Taxes work out to about 40% of the price of a litre of gasoline. As part of this, he says each year the average driver pays about $100 in taxes on taxes.
'Anti-oppression' training, bureaucracy, holds up student clubs
April 07, 2016If students at the University of Guelph want to start, say, a chess club, they first have to take "anti-oppression" training that includes learning about ableism, saneism, classism and other ideas.