on September 14, 2018
Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to Superior Court decision regarding Bill 5Federal We are disappointed in the court’s decision to overturn Bill 5. While the timing of the bill was not ideal, the City's election period runs nearly six months long and this bill was introduced nearly three months before the election date, which is still longer than federal and provincial writ periods. Waiting an additional four years to reduce the size of city council is a missed opportunity to save taxpayers money.
80% of government employees have guaranteed pensions compared to 10% of private sector workersFederal The Canadian Taxpayers Federation released an analysis of federal pensions based on data compiled by Statistics Canada, which shows that risky defined-benefit pensions are vanishing in the private sector, but remain overwhelmingly common within government.
Truckers getting carbon tax ticket while big emitters get a passManitoba The carbon tax must be making Manitoba truckers feel like they’re getting pulled over and fined, even though they’re just doing their jobs, while corporate-types race by and get a friendly wave from government.
City’s liability for retirement bonus is enormousAlberta The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a freedom of information response from the City of Calgary today that shows taxpayers are on the hook for $73 million in goodbye bonuses for retiring city employees ...
on August 23, 2018
City of Calgary – Lots of room for improvementWe routinely hear the City of Calgary either has to raise taxes or cut services. This blog post shows that's just not true ... Read More
on August 17, 2018
A high-level bureaucrat just bought a Tesla with your moneyDespite making $415,000 per year, Investissement Québec CEO Pierre-Gabriel Côté wants you to pay for his new luxury car. Read More
on August 16, 2018
A couple quick notes about government employee "pay freezes" in Alberta...Taxpayers should know the truth behind the Alberta government's claims about negotiating "pay freezes" with government employees. Read More
on August 09, 2018
Lantic ... a subsidy in the making?A while ago I decided to look into something advertised in the Lethbridge Herald about a Quebec company called Lantic... Read More
on July 25, 2018
Are AB ministers stiffing taxpayers for vehicle usage?It’s easy to shrug off the cost of the carbon tax if you’re not paying the full bill ... say, if you’re a provincial cabinet minister and you use your taxpayer-funded government vehicle to drive off to Banff for the weekend or if you use it routinely for your weekend grocery trips. Read More
on July 24, 2018
Photo radar – a look at "safety efforts" in "Edmonton" and "Calgary"Governments often claim that they hand out photo radar tickets because drivers are committing unsafe acts. This begs the question – what are governments doing to address locations where there's a high incidence of such tickets? Read More
on July 11, 2018
2018 Alberta Debt Clock tourSee this link for details on the CTF's 2018 Alberta Debt Clock tour... Read More
on June 18, 2018
Response to Councillor GondekCalgary City Councillor Jyoti Gondek recently defended council's golden pension in a Facebook post ... and criticized CTF research on the matter. Here is our response ... Read More
on May 24, 2018
ASBA Document – ObtainedRecently we obtained a copy of a budget document related to the Alberta School Boards Association upcoming budget ... Read More
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