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.
CTF works to ensure a PST cut is a top election issue in Manitoba
March 17, 2016The CTF unleashes its mascot, Fibber, to push for a cut in the Provincial Sales Tax during the Manitoba provincial election.
CTF says Alberta teachers should have salaries cut by 10%
March 04, 2016Alberta teachers are the highest paid teachers in Canada and with layoffs and salary reductions in the Alberta private sector due to collapsing oil prices, the CTF says Alberta teachers should have their salaries reduced by 10%. CTF Alberta Director Paige MacPherson faces off with Jonathan Teghtmeyer of the Alberta Teachers Association.
CTF opposes Nova Scotia government newspaper ad on pharmacare program
March 03, 2016Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey says taxpayers should not be paying for ad where Premier Stephen McNeil apologizes for problems in the senior's Pharmacare program.
CTF discusses bailout of supply management because of trade deal
October 09, 2015VP, Communications Scott Hennig discusses the federal government's $4.3 billion handout to supply management industries potentially affected by the Pacific trade deal.
Free booze and food part of Nova Scotia's golf sponsorship
September 01, 2015CTF's Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey uses Freedom of Information to expose the Nova Scotia government's sponsorship of a local golf tournament. Nova Scotia taxpayers coughed up $300,000 in sponsorship plus spent an additional $23,000 on free booze and food for a VIP tent.
Seattle Looks at the Impact of the TransLink Plebiscite
July 28, 2015Seattle, Washington is holding a referendum this fall to receive permission to raise taxes for transit. Does Translink's defeat in its demand for a similar tax in BC set off alarm bells for Seattle?
BC Director Jordan Bateman responds to TransLink vote
July 06, 2015CTF BC Director Jordan Bateman responds to the TransLink vote. People are tired of their increasing tax burden and they want more accountability at TransLink.